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.
Emerald Fennell will write the script for DC's film "Zatanna."
LOS ANGELES — Bad Robot and WarnerMedia will produce a movie about the magical Zatanna which is being overseen by DC Films President Walter Hamada. The screenplay will be written by Emerald Fennell. Fennell is coming off writing and directing "Promising Young Woman" (2020) starring Carey Mulligan.
Fennell is the first female director nominated for an Oscar for her directorial debut (Promising Young Woman).
Zatanna Zatara first appeared in "Hawkman" No. 4 (1964), and the Homo Magi often casts spells by saying what she wants backwards. In 2011, the Mistress of Magic made her first Prime-Earth appearance in the pages of "Justice League Dark" No. 1.
J.J. Abrams is currently developing an JLD series for HBO Max, so expect to see Zatanna on both the big and small screens henceforth in the DC Universe. In addition to working with the JLD, Zatanna's memberships also include stints with the Justice League, Lords of Chaos and Seven Soldiers of Victory.
Prior to the birth of the CW's Arrowverse, Zatanna appeared as a live-action character in the television series "Smallville." The most powerful of all magicians was portrayed by actress Serinda Swan.
Zatanna has also been featured in a number of animated vehicles including "Batman: The Animated Series" (1992-1995), "Justice League Unlimited" (2004-2006) and "Justice League Dark" (2017).