Stephen Milburn Anderson

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Stephen Milburn Anderson (c. 1947 – May 1, 2015) was an American film director and writer who wrote and directed eight films. He is best known for South Central, which was produced by Oliver Stone and released by Warner Bros. in 1992.

Career[edit]

Anderson's short film, Hearts of Stone (1989), was nominated for a "Golden Hugo" award at the Chicago International Film Festival[1] and played at Sundance, where it came to the attention of Oliver Stone. They subsequently collaborated on South Central, which received wide critical acclaim. New York Times film critic Janet Maslin named Anderson in the "Who's Who Among Hot New Filmmakers," along with Quentin Tarantino and Tim Robbins. Additionally, the New Yorker Magazine praised South Central as one of the year's best independent films.

Personal life[edit]

Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in motion picture production and American literature at the University of New Mexico. He then earned a master's degree in motion picture production at the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]

Anderson died at his home in Denver, Colorado, on May 1, 2015, from throat cancer. He was 67. He is survived by Mary, his wife of more than 30 years.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
1988 Hearts of Stone
1992 South Central
1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
2010 CASH Official website

Producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1987 Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall
1988 ...They Haven't Seen This... (executive producer)
Sapphire Man (executive producer)
Mr. Fixit
Homesick (executive producer)
Hearts of Stone
1989 Conquering Space (executive producer)
1990 Teach 109 TV (executive producer)
1990 Peacemaker TV (executive producer)
1991 Open Window TV (executive producer)
1991 To the Moon, Alice TV
1992 South Central
2000 Guns on the Table
2010 CASH

Writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1988 Hearts of Stone
1992 South Central
2002 Dog Eat Dog TV Series
2010 CASH

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