Creative Writing Past Faculty
Steven Katz has been writing for film and television for the past 20 years.
His first produced feature film, Shadow of the Vampire (directed by E. Elias Merhige, starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe - Saturn Films) about the filming of the classic 1923 silent film Nosferatu, opened to acclaim at the 2000 Cannes and won Best Picture at the Avignon Film Festival as well as the 2000 Horror Writers Association/Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Screenplay.
He is also the co-author of the 2005 feature film, Wind Chill (directed by Greg Jacobs, starring Emily Blunt - Sony Pictures/Revolution/Section 8).
His (produced) work for television includes:
• Since I Don't Have You (from the story by James Ellroy, directed by Jonathan Kaplan) - Showtime.
• Tomorrow I Die (from the story by Mickey Spillane, directed by John Dahl) - Showtime.
• Can We Do This? (original script, directed by Tom Hanks) - Episode One of the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon." (Emmy Award - Outstanding Mini-series 1997- 1998).
He is currently a writer/supervising producer on the HBO/Cinemax series, The Knick (produced and directed by Steven Soderberg) which premiered August 8, 2014.
Published works: His adaptation of James Ellroy's Since I Don't Have You was included in the collection, Fallen Angeles: Six Noir Tales For Television (Grove Press, 1994); he also was co-author of Walton Ford: Tigers of Wrath, Horses of Instruction (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) a monograph about the American painter, Walton Ford.
Steven Katz was born in St. Louis, received an B.A. in English and Art History from Brown University, and an M.A. in English and American Literature from Columbia University.