Steven Esteb is a versatile filmmaker and writing coach that has worked as an actor, a Hollywood screenwriter and directed commercials, music videos, documentaries and features.
His films include Dirty Politics, a dark comedy starring Judd Nelson, Beau Bridges and Howard Hesseman, and Baller Blockin’, for Universal starring Lil Wayne, which hit #1 on the Billboard charts in DVD and video sales eventually going quadruple platinum. Next up is Heartland, written by a Baton Rouge writer and student of Steve’s, to be shot in the next few months.
Steve’s been repped by top agencies like ICM and Paradigm as a screenwriter and worked as script doctor, coach and screenwriting teacher. He’s also the founder of The Louisiana Screenwriters Bootcamp, a venture that helped dozens of local writers to take their work to the next level.
He lived and worked at an AIDS hospice for two years while making the feature length documentary, Living With…A Film About Love And Aids. It premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and traveled the world, contributing to the opening of new AIDS Hospices, his proudest accomplishment.
Steve studied film production in the graduate program at Boston University and also has a degree in Political Science. He now lives in rural Louisiana, his adopted home, with his wife and two kids.
SOLA’s meeting on February 15th welcomed Kelly L. Stone as our featured speaker.
FREE YOUR CREATIVE MIND
SOLA members and guests learned fun and easy-to-use techniques for tapping into the power of the subconscious mind from licensed therapist and author Kelly L. Stone, and how to rebuild the bridge to innate creativity and discover how to use the mind’s inherent strength and power to create success in writing.
Kelly L Stone is a licensed counselor who started a successful writing career while holding down a full-time job. She is the author of a women’s fiction novel, GRAVE SECRET and the TIME TO WRITE series (TIME TO WRITE: No Excuses, No Distractions, No More Blank Pages, THINKING
WRITE: The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind, and LIVING WRITE: The Secret to Bringing Your Craft Into Your Daily Life.) She has also written for Family Circle, Cat Fancy, The Toastmaster, History Magazine, and has essays in several Chicken Soup for the Soul and Cup of Comfort anthologies. She offers classes and coaching services on how to access the power of the subconscious mind for maximum creativity.
Contact her at Kelly@AuthorKellyLStone.com
Steam punk writer, riverboat pilot and paranormal researcher, Rob Cerio, revealed the secrets and wonder of constructing unique worlds for your characters and their adventures – even those you haven’t dreamed of – yet. You can learn more about this semi-finalist for the 2011 Amazon breakthrough novel award and steam punk aficionado at http://www.robcerio.com/
The Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America (SOLA) event took place on January 18th at 10:00am, at the Jefferson Parish Library, East Bank, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue in Metairie.