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Steve Barr

Development Producer


Steve moved to New Zealand in 2010 after working for 16 years in the Hollywood industry. He has been a studio “suit” for Universal Studios, a feature screenwriter for Walt Disney Pictures, and the vice president of development for the indie production company SMASHfilms.

At Gibson Group he develops the feature film slate. This includes reading books and spec screenplays, taking pitches, and hiring writers for assignments, as well as working collaboratively with the writers, directors, and other producers to push our existing slate of films toward production.

Steve has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Southern California, and teaches screenwriting for the New Zealand Film and Television School, the New Zealand Writers Guild, Massey University, and Victoria University.

He serves on the boards of the Inspiring Stories Trust, the Reel Earth Film Festival, and the New Zealand Writers Guild.