Santostefano is also collaborating with Baltimore Spring Creek partners Barry Levinson and Paula Weinstein on an Americanized version of the 1985 European hit Men, from a screenplay by Elaine May (Santostefano is also overseeing the script development). The comedy follows a man's attempt to save his failing marriage by masquerading as someone else and moving in with his wife's lover to sabotage the affair.
His other directing credits include Nickelodeon's popular The Adventures of Pete and Pete (for which he received a 1996 CableACE award) and HBO's 1996 original series, The High Life (the acclaimed series was created by Adam Resnick and executive produced by David Letterman). He has also directed several Off-Broadway stage productions, including the American Place Theater's 1989 production of Caught and Stockhausen's contemporary opera, Leben, staged for the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1991.
Born and raised in Boston, Santostefano began his career writing sketch comedy and performing stand-up. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he went on to establish a New York-based production company, where he developed, wrote and directed television and film projects for HBO, Showtime and PBS.
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