Dan Steadman grew up in Michigan, writing and producing his first public access TV show when he was a teenager in 1987. He made the move to Los Angeles and worked on "Whoopi," "That 70s Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" before co-writing and co-producing TV pilots with Sean Hayes, Melissa McCarthy, Tony Hale and Oscar(R) winner Octavia Spencer and the feature film "Jesus People," a mockumentary that was well received by the L.A. Times & The Village Voice and had a long run on Netflix and is now on Tubi.
Dan worked as a casting director in L.A. for NBC, FOX, Paramount, Animal Planet, E!, Logo, and VH-1 for shows like "Scream Queens" and "Trading Spouses" and "Petfinder."
He and his writing partner Rajeev Sigamoneyy were repped as screenwriters by Endeavor LA and then by Jack Leighton at APA. They wrote an episode of Yin Yang Yo! for the Disney Channel in 2006 before selling and executive-producing "The Mascots" for Endemol USA, a 10-episode series about corporate mascots living in a world with humans. The budget for that project was $800,000.
After a decade in California, Steadman began writing and directing films across the country, eventually landing in St. Louis with his movie "Belleville" which played in 13 theaters in 4 states through Wehrenberg Theatres. He decided to make another, "The Hallmark of a Real American Family Christmas" (Amazon) and was so impressed with the local talent, he decided to stay.
He has written and directed 12 additional feature films in St. Louis with the actors, writers, and directors who take his classes through Circa 87 Films.
His films on Amazon Prime include the St. Louis-filmed movies "The Older Woman and the Younger Man" featuring MLB pitcher Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as "The Shoe," "The Galoshes," and "The Unattainably Perfect Gay Christmas."
"Million Dollar Razzle Dazzle" is the latest 2023 release on Amazon.
All of the actors he casts are chosen from his class, the Circa 87 Actors Workshop. He also mentors writers and directors.
Every month, the class films new scenes and new projects, leaping from genre to genre.
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DAN TALKS ABOUT HIS DECADE IN LOS ANGELES, BEFORE MOVING TO ST. LOUIS
DAN AND MELISSA MCCARTHY ON SET OF THE TV PILOT "THE CAPTAIN"