Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
It's finally happening: New 'Star Wars' trilogy coming to Silver Screen
Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 1:17 AM
Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios
LOS ANGELES — "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."
Well on Tuesday actually, the Walt Disney Company made a deal Hollywood icon George Lucas couldn't refuse. Disney offered the famous filmmaker $4.05 billion in cash and stock for Lucas' movie company Lucasfilm and Lucas accepted. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger also revealed that a new "Star Wars" motion picture trilogy will be released in theaters as part of the mega deal.
Iger also announced that "Star Wars: Episode VII" is in the early stages of development with an eye towards release in 2015 and that the studio has every intention of continuing with "Episode VIII" and "Episode IX." "Our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years," said Iger. The deal also included "an extensive and detailed treatment for the next three movies," according to Iger.
Lucas discussed the deal in the following statement. "For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," Lucas said. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime."