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April 24, 1951
New York City, US
Film director, Producer, Screenwriter
Spouse(s) Peggy Flook Lisberger
Steven M. Lisberger (born April 24, 1951) is an American film director, producer and writer famous for directing in 1982. Tron
Lisberger was born in 1951 in New York City and grew up in
Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Lisberger attended The Hill School in Pottstown. He went on to become a 1974 graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
While attending the museum school, he and five associates formed Lisberger Studios. Their first project of note was
which earned a Student Academy Award nomination in 1973. It was also featured in the nationally released anthology film Cosmic Cartoon in 1977. Through his company Lisberger Studios, Lisberger directed the production, from 1974–77, of commercials, title sequences and feature segments for such shows as the Fantastic Animation Festival ABC-TV children's series . Make a Wish
In 1978, after moving to
Venice, California, Lisberger and his business partner Donald Kushner conceived and produced a 90-minute animated film, , for Animalympics NBC-TV's aborted coverage of the 1980 Olympics. They then turned their creative efforts to the development of Tron at Disney. It was released in 1982.
(1987) is one of Hot Pursuit Ben Stiller's first speaking roles.
He was hired as director for
in 1989, but the film did not do well. Lisberger spent most of the 1990s and 2000s writing screenplays with several being optioned by various studios. Slipstream
In 2007 it was announced that he and
Jessica Chobot were working together on a film project called Soul Code, but it got lost in development hell. [1 ]
He tried for years to get a sequel to
Tron developed. This effort led to Disney greenlighting , for which Lisberger served as producer. Tron: Legacy
Steven and his wife, Peggy, live in
Santa Monica, California and have a son named Carl.
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