With three decades of experience in film finance and production, advanced cameral technologies, and talent management, Stephen brings both range and depth to his producorial portfolio.
Stephen is partnered in business with Jim Rygiel, three-time Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects on THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Their companies — Its Just Us Productions, Rocket Science 3D, Rocket Science Motion Capture Studios — are developing and producing medium to big-budget content for international consumption, with an emphasis on the U.S. and Chinese markets. Stephen is the CEO of an
Abu Dhabi Film Fund.
On the tech side, Stephen’s companies specialize in visual effects, 3D conversion, 3D devices, and, of course, motion capture. In the motion-capture space, Stephen’s credits include Spider-Man for Columbia Pictures/Sony, beginning with The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and continuing through The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
Stephen’s credits on other major productions include: the Michael Jackson hit documentary, This Is It (2009) … The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (2010) … Gulliver’s Travels (2010) …
Conan The Barbarian (2011). Stephen has consulted on numerous studio films, and he produced NeZha: Life As A Lotus.
Stephen’s company was the first to produce motion-capture content for the NFL (the National Football League); and his stereo content for motion pictures includes films with a cumulative box office
performance in the billions of dollars. Stephen’s initial entry in the entertainment sector was through the
sports management company that he founded in 1992 and for which he served as CEO. During this period, on the behalf of his clients he negotiated some of the largest entertainment contracts of the time with HBO, Pay-Per-VIew, MGM and Adidas.
Stephen began his professional life as a sports-medicine physician, treating world-class athletes such as 3-time Feather Weight Champion.