Your Host, Steve Cuden
Steve is perhaps best known for co-conceiving the Broadway and international hit musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical. He wrote the show’s original book and lyrics with renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn. Steve and Frank also co-conceived the international hit musical, Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling. Steve has written ninety teleplays including episodes of such well-known television series as: X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Xiaolin Showdown, Pink Panther, The Mask, Loonatics Unleashed, Extreme Ghostbusters, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, and Beetlejuice. Steve has published two popular books on scriptwriting, Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals
That Get Standing Ovations, and Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays. He directed and co-produced the multi-award-winning horror-comedy movie, Lucky, for which he won the award for Best Director at the Nodance Film Festival. Lucky also won the awards for Best Feature at Shriekfest in L.A., The New York City Horror Film Festival, MicroCineFest in Baltimore, and the Weekend of Fear in Nuremberg, Germany. As an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Point Park University, Steve is proud to teach numerous talented students about how to tell unforgettable stories for the screen.
You can learn more about Steve at his website, SteveCuden.com
There are few writer/storytellers who know their craft as well as my friend and mentor, Steve Cuden. There are even fewer who can communicate as well as he does the joys, the challenges, the heady thrill of the high-wire act known as writing for musical theater.
Co-Creator, Writer, and Artist of the hit comic book Elfquest; Creator, Writer, and Artist of Masque of the Red Death the graphic novel; Writer, Book and Lyrics, Masque of the Red Death—A Musical Thriller
There are few things more daunting than writing a screenplay and Steve Cuden understands this, having worked in the trenches as well as the classroom.
Producer-Writer, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Static Shock, Batman Beyond, Duck Tales, Justice League: Gods and Monsters
Steve Cuden is a consummate professional who has actually faced that blank page before typing ‘FADE IN.’ His advice is the kind of practical, thoughtful, and intelligent help that only comes from real writing experience.
Consultant to the BBC (England), NBC (IS), RTL (Germany) and NRK (Norway) among others. Author of eleven books on character. www.ETBscreenwriting.com
Steve is perhaps best known for co-conceiving the Broadway and international hit musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical. He wrote the show’s original book and lyrics with renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn. Steve and Frank also co-conceived the international hit musical, Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling. Steve has written