Steven Baigelman

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Steven Baigelman
Born
Steven J. Baigelman

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materCity College of New York
Occupation
  • Screenwriter
  • producer
  • director
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
  • Gayle Fraser (divorced)
  • Heather Fitzgerald (m. 2001–2006)
Children1

Steven J. Baigelman is a Canadian screenwriter, producer, and film director. He has written the screenplays for the crime dramedy Feeling Minnesota (1996), the crime thriller Brother's Keeper (2002), the biographical drama Get on Up (2014), and the biographical drama Miles Ahead (2015). Baigelman also created the ABC anthology television series Wicked City (2015), on which he also serves as an executive producer.

Early life[edit]

Baigelman was born in Toronto, Ontario [1] He attended York University, before dropping out and moving to New York City. Baigelman then studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He later studied painting at City College of New York, exhibiting his work in galleries in New York and Europe. While painting, he worked days as a film production assistant and began writing screenplays.[2]

Career[edit]

Baigelman started his career with the crime comedy film Feeling Minnesota, starring Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz and Vincent D'Onofrio. He wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which was released on September 13, 1996.[3] He next co-wrote the screenplay for Brother's Keeper with Glenn Gers, which was directed by John Badham. The film was released January 29, 2002 in the United States.

He wrote the initial screenplay for the film Get on Up for Imagine Entertainment.[4] Jez and John-Henry Butterworth contributed to rewrites. The project was stalled for years, until director Tate Taylor revived the script in 2012. The film was released on August 1, 2014 in the United States, with Baigelman getting co-writing credits.[5]

Baigelman, along with Don Cheadle, co-wrote the screenplay for the biographical film Miles Ahead, depicting the life of musician Miles Davis.[6] He also served as executive producer for the project. He next developed the upcoming ABC crime drama anthology television series Wicked City; Baigelman wrote the script for the pilot episode, which was then greenlit by ABC.[7] The project was ordered to series in May 2015, and will debut on October 27, 2015.[8] He will also serve as executive producer alongside David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Baigelman was previously married to film producer Gayle Fraser-Baigelman, with whom he has one daughter.[9] He married his second wife, Heather Baigelman (née Fitzgerald), on November 10, 2001 in Clark, Nevada. They divorced in 2006.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personal Details for Steven J Baigelman, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"". FamilySearch.
  2. ^ Willistein, Paul (September 13, 1996). "Feeling Lucky 'Minnesota's' First-time Director In A State Of Grace". The Morning Call.
  3. ^ Atkinson, Michael (March 1, 1996). "Feeling Fearless". Movieline.
  4. ^ Fleming, Michael (October 19, 2000). "Imagine buoys Barbieri to pix veep". Variety.
  5. ^ "Universal Moves Up Release Date For James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up'". Indiewire. November 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "U.K. Distrib Icon Relaunches with Seven Pic Slate". Variety. February 2, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (September 16, 2014). "ABC Developing True Crime Procedural Set Throughout Los Angeles History". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 7, 2015). "ABC Picks Up Dramas 'The Catch', Jenna Bans, 'Kings & Prophets', 'Boom', 'Wicked City' & 'Quantico' To Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  9. ^ Frook, John Evan (March 1, 1994). "Fraser-Baigelman new prez at Yorktown Prods". Variety.
  10. ^ "Personal Details for Steven J Baigelman, "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005"". FamilySearch.

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