Tandem to his ongoing producing activities, Steven J. Wolfe is President of SNEAK PREVIEW ENTERTAINMENT, the fifteen year old Production and Talent Management company he originally founded with Lynette Prucha Chavez, a long-time friend and business associate.
Recently, he completed production on the Fox Atomic film “PLAYBOYS”, which tells the story of a young man who awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his sex-crazed best friend decide to take a cross-country road trip in order to crash a party at the magazine's legendary mansion headquarters and win back the girl.
He is currently in production on "500 DAYS OF SUMMER", which is being distributed by Fox Searchlight and stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is a smart romantic comedy about a man who falls hopelessly in love with a woman who doesn't believe in love.
With an eclectic list of films under his belt, Mr. Wolfe continues his interest in stories which examine the human condition in a less than conventional manner.
Always looking to shepherd new talent, Wolfe produced “HELLBENT” by 1st time writer-director Paul Etheredge-Ouzts. Developed in-house and starring a group of talented young Hollywood actors, including Bryan Kirkwood, Andrew Levitas, Hank Harris and Dylan Fergus, “HELLBENT” breaks new ground as the 1st Gay-themed horror film to be produced for a wide audience.
Wolfe produced “FAST SOFA” and “CIRCUIT. “FAST SOFA”, starring Jake Busey, Crispin Glover, Adam Goldberg, Natasha Lyonne, Eric Roberts and Jennifer Tilly, chronicles the story of one man’s (Busey) obsession with a porn actress (Tilly), despite the negative consequences to his life. The film marks Wolfe’s second feature with director Salome’ Breziner (having previously produced her first feature “Tollbooth”). “CIRCUIT”, director Dirk Shafer’s follow up to his critically acclaimed first feature “Man of the Year” is a hard-hitting look at one man’s journey into the drug and sex-filled under world of the gay circuit party scene and adds another film which is likely to be considered extremely controversial to Wolfe’s impressive list of producing accomplishments. “FAST SOFA” was acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment and “CIRCUIT” which recently enjoyed a successful US theatrical release.
Wolfe’s film, "TWIN FALLS IDAHO” was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics at its world premier in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. The story of young woman who finds herself with feelings for one of two, adult conjoined twins, "TWIN FALLS" is the debut feature of award winning writers Mark and Michael Polish, identical twin brothers who play the role of conjoined twins Blake and Francis in the film, with Michael directing as well. “TWIN FALLS” won the Special Jury Prize at the Deauville Film Festival and was nominated for Two Independent Spirit Awards including Best First Film over $500,000.
Wolfe co-produced “THE CLEAN & NARROW” starring Jack Noseworthy (“Event Horizon”), Laura Leighton (“Melrose Place”), Wings Hauser and Sondra Locke. Set in the industrial wasteland of Texas, it is the story of a young man who resorts to petty larceny to escape his blue collar roots so he and his wife can start anew in another town. Management Client William Katt (“Big Wednesday”, “The Greatest American Hero”) made his directorial debut with this film.
Wolfe's production "RELAX...IT'S JUST SEX”, accumulated exceptional grosses and gushing reviews in it’s US Theatrical engagements, The film initially premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and was the opening night selection of
OUTFEST '98, playing at over 100 festivals around the world. Starring Jennifer Tilly, Lori Petty, Mitchell Anderson, Serena Scott Thomas, Cynda Williams, Seymour Cassel & Paul Winfield, “RELAX” is the first feature from Writer/Director P.J. Castellaneta, since his award-winning debut "Together Alone" garnered critical raves around the world. Almost three years after it’s initial premier, “RELAX” continues to be an audience pleaser and perennial favorite on the festival circuit.
Wolfe looks for material that will attract talent. Previous to “RELAX”, Wolfe produced a stylish European thriller, "BIRD OF PREY," the first privately financed American/Bulgarian co-production. Shot on location in Sofia, Bulgaria and directed by Temistocles Lopez ("Chain of Desire), the film stars Jennifer Tilly, Richard Chamberlain, Lenny Von Dohlen, Robert Carradine and Lesley Ann Warren.
Known for his eclectic tastes in film, Mr. Wolfe produced the off-beat romance "TOLLBOOTH" which world premiered at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Daily Variety gave it a stellar review and proclaimed "Director Salomé Breziner's 'TOLLBOOTH' is generating more heat than the Riviera sun!". The film stars
Fairuza Balk, Lenny Von Dohlen, Will Patton, Seymour Cassel, James Wilder,
William Katt and Louise Fletcher. "TOLLBOOTH" competed against 4100 entries in the Houston International Film Festival where it won the Gold Award for "Best Theatrical Feature by a First Time Director." In its US theatrical release, Kevin Thomas at the LA Times called "TOLLBOOTH," a giddy contemporary comedy that's romantic on the one hand, gleefully prankish on the other, that's distinctive and funny."
Wolfe also Co-Produced Director Betty Thomas' first feature, the romantic comedy "ONLY YOU," starring Andrew McCarthy, Kelly Preston and Helen Hunt, as well as David Beaird's "SCORCHERS," starring Faye Dunaway, James Earl Jones, Emily Lloyd,Denholm Elliott, Jennifer Tilly and James Wilder, for PRO Filmworks and Goldcrest.
The Producer of the highly successful Crown International Pictures release, "MY MOM'S A WEREWOLF," with Susan Blakely and John Saxon, Wolfe also served as Supervising Producer on the Crown features "NIGHT CLUB" and "DEATH ROW GAME SHOW"; as Associate Producer on "HUNK"; and as Production Manager on "TOMBOY" and the critically acclaimed "MY CHAUFFEUR" during his seven year tenure at Crown International Pictures. His vast production background includes diverse credits on such films as "MISS LONELYHEARTS," "CREATURE," "CHATTERLY II," "OCTAVIA," "EXTERMINATOR II," "THE LOST EMPIRE," "WEEKEND PASS," "MY TUTOR," THE PATRIOT," "LIES," "SPACE RAIDERS," as well as numerous short films and commercials.
Wolfe's is currently working with producer Holly Wiersma on “THREE FACES OF EVIE” written by Jack Plotnick, “QUEER FEAR” by Ron Oliver and “DEAR TURING” with director Simon Callow, as well as “COYOTE” with Sara Risher at Chickflicks and Emmy Award winning actress Dorothy Lyman, who will make her feature directorial debut. He’s developing “TROPHY BOYS” with producer Howard Rosenman and “THE COVER” with David Beaird. He’s also prepping "THE PREACHER'S SON", a re-teaming with writer-director Edgar Bravo ("I'll Love You Forever... Tonight") with whom Wolfe first worked he started in the industry as an intern at American Film Institute, as well as “DANCE CARD” (with Lesley Ann Warren) by Joan Tewkesbury and “ARROW MAN” to be directed by Craig Saavedra (“The Family Bloom”), He continues his ongoing packaging and development slate, which includes “THIRTY-FIVE SUNSET AVENUE,” “LOVE MOST DEADLY,” “MOON IN JASMINE”, “LOVE & MEDICINE,” “BLANCA ROSA”, “FAMILY PORTRAIT”, “ONE NIGHT TO LIVE” (which company founders Wolfe and Prucha-Chavez have co-written together) and “SITUATION WANTED”.
Wolfe co-wrote a heart-warming, female buddy comedy, "MY RICH COUSIN," with his partner Lynette Prucha Chavez for Crown International Pictures. He is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, Director's Guild of America, Independent Feature Project/West, American Film Institute, and the Los Angeles Conservancy, Mr. Wolfe is also President of the Whitley Heights Civic Association and a board member of the Philadelphia Film Society.
Scott G. Hyman is the
Vice President of Production and Development at Sneak Preview
Entertainment. He has been with Sneak Preview Entertainment for the
past five years during which time he has been a producer on such
films as “A Dennis the Menace Christmas”, “Beautiful Loser”, the
upcoming Fox Atomic release, “Playboys” and the Fox Searchlight
release “500 Days of Summer”. He has also worked on such films as
“Hellbent”, “When Do We Eat?”, and “Phat Girlz”.
Prior to Sneak
Preview Entertainment, Mr. Hyman spent two years with MB Artists, a
management & production company. He has also written and
produced his own short film titled “Rebuilding Hollywood”.
Mr. Hyman hails from Great Neck, NY and has a
degree in economics fromTuftsUniversity and an M.B.A. from ColumbiaUniversity.He currently lives in
Angeles with his wife, Tracy, and daughter,