Rancho Mirage, California, United States
STEPHEN LODGE is the co-writer of Kenny Rogers' only down-and-dirty Western epic, the CBS Movie of the Week, "Rio Diablo," co-starring Travis Tritt, Naomi Judd and Stacy Keach. His first major Motion Picture screenwriting credit was the United Artists feature, "The Honkers", starring James Coburn. Soon after, he was writing, producing & directing his own film, "One Block Away". Another of Lodge's films, "Kingdom of the Spiders", starring Star Trek's William Shatner, has gone on to become a favorite late night TV cult horror classic. Steve was influenced greatly by "B" Westerns as a youth; he wanted to be an actor from a very early age and found visits to movie sets fascinating. The gift of an 8mm movie camera at age 10 allowed him to write, direct and star in his own "Productions". He began his professional acting career at 12; at age 16 he performed at Hollywood's Famous "Corriganville" Western Street, Back Lot Movie-Ranch. After college, Steve was hired by Columbia Pictures; his interest in writing had been seriously developing since high school. During his 2 years at Columbia, he was Assistant to the Producer on TV's "Camp Runamuck". After that, he would spend several seasons with the popular Network TV series, "The Fugitive". Steve has spent his entire life around the movie business, working on numerous TV series, Movies of the Week, and Major Features--all the while writing, and selling his scripts. Steve presently makes his home in Rancho Mirage, California, near Palm Springs, where he lives with his wife, Beth, and their two dogs, Hollie (The Collie), and Crystal. Since moving to the Desert, he has written, produced & directed a 90 minute TV special, "Bordello"; authored several articles for various magazines; and completed additional screenplays, including adaptations of his novels, "Shadows of Eagles", and "Nickel-Plated Dream".
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