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Steven Paul

Steven Paul

Steven Paul started in show business at age seven by appearing in many television commercials. By the age of 12, had appeared on Broadway in Kurt Vonnegut's play, Happy Birthday, Wanda June. New York Magazine, in a 10-page article in 1971, proclaimed him the youngest playwright in the world. When he was 20 years old, Paul wrote, produced, directed, starred in and raised the $3.2 million budget for the motion picture Falling in Love Again with Susannah York, Elliot Gould and a then unknown Michelle Pfeiffer in her feature film debut. Two years later he wrote, produced and directed Slapstick based upon Vonnegut's novel of the same name and starring Jerry Lewis, Marty Feldman, and Madeline Kahn. He also co-wrote and produced Baby Geniuses starring Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd.

Paul started his own company, Crystal Sky LLC, in 1977. Paul runs the company in the style of the old Hollywood moguls. Fully responsible for all the sales and product subdivisions at Crystal Sky, he draws on his own unique personal experience of writing, producing, and directing television and feature-length motion pictures. Paul has produced more than 50 movies to date.

Paul is the company's best salesman, attending all the annual film markets and building a network of foreign distributors who look to him for quality product.

Through Crystal Sky, Paul has already produced an extensive library of feature films. He has been very successful at packaging films with major stars at below-market prices, and pre-selling domestic and foreign rights at all the major markets. He is very active in the American Film Market as a member of the AFMA Board of Directors and is spearheading a committee containing most of the major independent companies with the intention of coming up with ideas that could prepare them for the changing years ahead.

He is founder of the Owners Only Club which is made up of 35 of the leading independent distributors, producers and sales companies in the United States. It was formed with the purpose of finding ways to cut costs as a group and to increase their sales potential on a global basis.

Some of the more recent films that Paul has produced include The Karate Dog starring Jon Voight, Jamie Pressley and Simon Rex. Eternity starring Voight and Armand Assante (which Paul also wrote and directed), Illusions starring Robert Carradine, Heather Locklear, Emma Samms and Ned Beatty; The Double O Kid starring Corey Haim and Brigitte Nielson, Bitter Harvest starring Patsy Kensit, Steven Baldwin and Jennifer Ruben, A Million To Juan, comedian Paul Rodriguez's directorial debut, Hail Caesar starring Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Michael Hall and Samuel L. Jackson, Hourglass starring C. Thomas Howell and Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie's Ghost Story starring Anthony Edwards and Cheech Marin, The Tin Soldier starring Jon Voight and Ally Sheedy, Exit In Red starring Mickey Rourke, Annabel Schofield, Carre Otis and Anthony Michael Hall, The Protector starring Matt McColm, Carol Alt, Annabel Schofield and Morgan Brittany, Boys Will Be Boys starring Dom Deluise, Julie Haggerty, Randy Travis and Catherine Oxenberg, Bombshell starring Madchen Amick, Henry Thomas and Brian James, Tom Sawyer starring Erik Estrada, Larraine Newman and Arte Johnson, Arthur's Quest starring Arye Gross, Alexandra Paul, Catherine Oxenberg and Zach Galligan, The Prince and the Surfer starring C. Thomas Howell, Timothy Bottoms and Jennifer O'Neil, Fortune Hunters starring Richard Thomas, Maureen McCormick and Cory Feldman, Murder in a Small Town starring Gene Wilder, The Lady in Question starring Wilder and She's in Love starring Edward James Olmos.

Paul is also the personal manager to some of the greatest talent in Hollywood, including Jon Voight (Mission Impossible, Enemy of the State, Varsity Blues), writer/director Bob Clark (Baby Geniuses, A Christmas Story, Porky's) and Skyler Shaye.

Crystal Sky's special effects division (CVE) created all of the innovative visual effects for Baby Geniuses and the critically acclaimed NBC mini-series Noah's Ark, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Steven Paul Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer, Writer

Selected Filmography

Slapstick of Another Kind
Falling in Love Again
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