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Overview (3)

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameHerman Andrew Stephens
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrew Stevens, President/CEO of Andrew Stevens Entertainment and Stevens Entertainment Group, has produced and/or financed over one hundred and seventy films through his various production and distribution companies. Unique in the motion picture industry, Stevens has functioned in almost every capacity in the entertainment business, from creative development of motion picture stories and screenplays, to foreign sales, distribution, post-production, deliveries and collections. He is an accomplished screenwriter, director, as well as prolific producer, and was a successful actor for more than 20 years.

Active since January 2003, his company has developed, produced and/or arranged the financing for more than twenty-five motion pictures, including 7 Seconds (2005) and The Marksman (2005), both starring Wesley Snipes, Black Dawn (2005) starring Steven Seagal, Pursued (2004) starring Christian Slater, Blessed (2004) starring Heather Graham, Method (2004), starring Elizabeth Hurley, and Silent Partner (2005), starring Tara Reid.

From 1997 through 2002, Stevens co-founded, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Franchise Pictures, an independent film production and distribution company with a domestic theatrical output deal with Warner Bros. During his five-and-a-half tenure at Franchise, Stevens produced or executive produced and provided the finance or co-finance for more than 60 feature films including the enormously successful The Whole Nine Yards (2000), and its sequel The Whole Ten Yards (2004), both starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry, The In-Laws (2003), starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, Angel Eyes (2001) starring Jennifer Lopez and Jim Caviezel, City by the Sea (2002) starring Robert De Niro, The Pledge (2001) starring Jack Nicholson, 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell, Half Past Dead (2002) starring Steven Seagal. Stevens was also responsible for creating Franchise Classics, a division which produced and distributed many films which appeared in such major film festivals as Cannes, Sundance Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival including The Big Kahuna (1999), starring Kevin Spacey, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000), starring Cameron Diaz and Glenn Close, Green Dragon (2001), starring Forest Whitaker and Patrick Swayze, and The Caveman's Valentine (2001), starring Samuel L. Jackson. Concurrent with the formation of Franchise, Stevens co-founded and served as president of a sister company, Phoenician Entertainment which produced such films as The Third Miracle (1999), starring Ed Harris and Anne Heche, Entropy (1999), starring Stephen Dorff and U2, Woman Wanted (1999), starring Kiefer Sutherland and Holly Hunter, and many genre action/adventure films. Prior to Franchise and Phoenician, Stevens was an owner and president of Royal Oaks Entertainment, which produced and/or distributed seventy pictures over a three-year period including many HBO, Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel world premieres. Prior to Royal Oaks, Stevens' entrée into foreign sales and production company ownership was with Sunset Films International, which amassed a library of nineteen titles, (including seven in-house productions) during his first year as president of the company. Stevens serves on the board of directors of the International Film and Television Alliance, (the former American Film Marketing Association) and until recently served as Chairman of the Independent Producers Association (IPA), which is, among other things, active in collective bargaining for independent producers and film companies. Stevens has been involved in many guild negotiations with both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on behalf of the constituency of independent producers and was a key architect of the current DGA/IPA multi-tiered low-budget agreement. As an actor, Andrew Stevens showed great promise in the late 1970s as the son of veteran actress Stella Stevens, getting a glimpse of it all as a child extra in one of his mother's pictures The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963). In 1976, he appeared once again in one of his mother's movies Las Vegas Lady (1975), this time as an adult, and the die was cast. The compactly handsome youth with doe-like eyes and boyish, chiseled features moved quickly to young hunk status in such films as Massacre at Central High (1976), The Fury (1978) and The Boys in Company C (1978). Although he continues performing in some of his productions, such as Pursued (2004) and Pop Star (2006), his producing duties far outweigh his output these days as an actor. Stevens was a award-winning actor, including a Golden Globe nomination and the Star of Tomorrow award from the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) starring in over 80 feature films and/or television series. Stevens recently started an associate of applied arts program in motion picture production, under the auspices of KD Studio in Dallas, Texas (http://www.kdstudio.com/film). The program launches in June 2009. Students will be taught skills to enable them to compete professionally in the creative, technical and business aspects of film and video production. A faculty of working industry professionals instructs a linear program designed to develop skills in writing, producing, directing, lighting and cinematography, editing, post production film and video, post production sound, international sales, publicity, marketing, sales and distribution.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (2)

Robyn Suzanne Scott (1995 - 2010) (divorced) (3 children)
Kate Jackson (23 August 1978 - 4 January 1980) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Was discovered by a Hollywood agent the summer after his high school graduation.
Received a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Antioch University.
Auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), which went to Mark Hamill.
Has appeared with Shannon Tweed in four films: Night Eyes II (1991), Night Eyes Three (1993), Scorned (1994) and Illicit Dreams (1994).
Has appeared with his mother Stella Stevens in four films: Las Vegas Lady (1975), Down the Drain (1990), The Terror Within II (1991) and Illicit Dreams (1994).
President and CEO of Andrew Stevens Entertainment and Stevens Entertainment Group.

Personal Quotes (1)

It's an unfortunate fact of life that some of the most interesting and challenging roles are the most villainous. There's just so much more to work with when the character is the heavy--the audience develops really strong feelings about him right away.

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