Scott Steindorff

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Robert Scott Steindorff
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Robert Scott Steindorff
Born (1960-09-02) September 2, 1960 (age 53)
Stillwater, Minnesota
Occupation Film producer

Robert Scott Steindorff, born on September 2, 1960, in Stillwater, Minnesota, is an American film and television producer who specializes in adapting literary bestsellers into movies.

Steindorff studied Theatre Production and Real Estate Finance at the Arizona State University

Stone Village Productions[edit]

In 1998, Steindorff joined with Las Vegas business-people Andrew Molasky, Robin Greenspun and Danny Greenspun to form the film production company Stone Village Pictures, LLC. Recently, he formed Scott Pictures International which produced "Jane Got a Gun," starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.

As a producer, Scott Steindorff is known as the Hollywood's book man since he has chosen to adapt high profile literary bestsellers into movies from authors including Philip Roth, Richard Russo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, TC Boyle, Michael Connelly and Mikhail Bulgakov. He produced "The Human Stain" and "Love in the Time of Cholera."

Steindorff wrote the stage play for "EFX" which ran at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. His experiences in Las Vegas later became the basis for the television show "Las Vegas" which aired on NBC for five years.

Steindorff is a board member of the International Institute of Modern Letters, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, protection, and preservation of literature


2003 - The Human Stain
Based on the novel by Philip Roth.
Directed by Robert Benton, with Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman and Ed Harris

2003-2005 Las Vegas
NBC TV series created by Gary Scott Thompson.
With James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Nikki Cox, James Lesure, Vanessa Marcil and Tom Selleck

2005 - Empire Falls
Based on the novel by Richard Russo.
Directed by Fred Schepisi, with Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

2006 - Penelope
Directed by Mark Palansky
With Christina Ricci, James McAvoy and Reese Witherspoon.

2007 - Love in the Time of Cholera
Based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Directed by Mike Newell, with Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Benjamin Bratt

2011 – The Lincoln Lawyer
Based on the novel by Michael Connelly.
Directed by Brad Furman, with Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei.

2013 - Jane Got a Gun
Directed by Gavin O'Connor, with Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.

2013 - Chef
Directed by Jon Favreau, with Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr..

2013 - Gimme Shelter
Directed by Ron Krauss, with Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson and Brendan Fraser.

Coming up[edit]

2012 - The Tortilla Curtain
Based on the novel by T.C. Boyle, adapted to screen by Dayan Ballweg

2012 - Pablo Escobar
Biopic on the former drugs baron Pablo Escobar.
Directed by Brad Furman, based on a script by Matt Aldrich.

2013 - The Master and Margarita
Based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, adapted to screen by Caroline Thompson.


The miniseries Empire Falls premiered on HBO in May 2005 received 10 Emmy Award nominations and the Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.


Scott Steindorff was insistent in getting the rights of Love in the Time of Cholera from Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He pursued the author for over 3 years, telling him that he was like the book's character Florentino and wouldn't give up until he got the rights.

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