Thursday, May 3, 2012

Monica Macer and Steve Taylor bios

We welcome Steve Taylor and Monica Macer to the Biola Media Conference stage on May 5, 2012 for the morning General Session of The Great Conversation in Cinema. 

STEVE TAYLOR is a filmmaker with a past. After graduating from Colorado University in Boulder, his career in music garnered him multiple Grammy nominations as a recording artist, producer and songwriter. In 1997 he founded Squint Entertainment, whose roster included Sixpence None The Richer, Chevelle, Burlap To Cashmere, Waterdeep and hip-hop collective L.A. Symphony. His debut feature film, The Second Chance, was distributed theatrically by Sony Pictures Releasing in 2006. His second feature as director/co-writer, Blue Like Jazz, is based on Donald Miller's New York Times bestselling memoir. It debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March and was released theatrically in April via Roadside Attractions. Steve lives in Nashville with his wife, the artist D.L. Taylor, and their daughter Sarah.

MONICA MACER is a graduate of Vassar College, Monica started her career in theater in New York City as a playwright and director.  After moving to Los Angeles, she  worked both as an assistant at Nickelodeon Movies and as a Creative Executive with the Walt Disney Company.   After leaving Disney, Monica landed the writers assistant position on the Fox show "24." After two seasons at "24," Monica got her big break as a staff writer on the first season of the ABC hit show "LOST."  She’s also written for Fox’s "Prison Break,” NBC's "Knight Rider" and MTV's "Teen Wolf."  Most recently, she served as co-producer on this season's NBC show "The Playboy Club." Her extracurricular activities include being an entertainment mentor for KOREA CREATIVE CONTENT AGENCY and a member of the TV track faculty for Act One. On the home front, Monica is married to actor/filmmaker Sterling Macer, Jr. and they are the proud parents of daughter Dylan Soon-Marie Macer.

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