Steven Ameche

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Steven Ameche
BornSteven Amici
Allentown, Pennsylvania
OccupationEntertainment Attorney - Filmmaker[1]
Spouse(s)Stephanie Scotti
 
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Steven Ameche
BornSteven Amici
Allentown, Pennsylvania
OccupationEntertainment Attorney - Filmmaker[1]
Spouse(s)Stephanie Scotti

Steven Ameche is an American entertainment lawyer and filmmaker.

His paternal grandfather was the first cousin of the father of the American actors Don and Jim Ameche.[2]

Ameche began his career as a musician playing with such notables as Janet Jackson,[3] Philip Bailey,[4] Gary US Bonds and many others.[5] In 1983 Ameche was asked to perform as an actor–musician on MGM's television series Fame.[6] He became a full-time actor from 1983 through 1988, performing on Knots Landing,[7] Knight Rider (1982 TV series)Knight Rider,[8] Murder She Wrote,[9] Fame[6] and many others. His film credits include Casual Sex and Mikki & Maude.[10] Ameche studied his acting process and was trained by Hollywood legend Darryl Hickman. In 1988 Ameche won the lead role of Kaspar from the acclaimed Peter Handke play which was later taken to the Edinburgh Festival (Scotland).[11]

Ameche gradually became interested in the business aspects of the entertainment field. In 1990, Ameche entered law school and soon became licensed to practice law in the state of California.[12] Ameche entered the field of entertainment law. In 1999 Ameche became a producer at King World/CBS and worked directly under television syndication mogul Roger King.[13] Ameche worked as both an entertainment attorney and a producer through 2006. Ameche was counsel to Matthew Katz who was an original plaintiff during the famous Napster copyright infringement litigation of the early 2000s. In 2003 Ameche made his directorial debut with Frankie Goes to Gettysburg.[14] In 2009 Ameche directed "The Ad"[15] which earned actor David McCowan a Best Actor nomination at the Mockumentary Film Festival in Los Angeles. As an attorney, producer, director and/or actor Ameche has worked with Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Roger King, Michael King, Stacy Keach, Kelly Osbourne, Bob Clark, Katy Perry, Ed Marinaro and many others.[16][17]

References

  1. ^ "Entertainment Law". 2000-07-22. http://stevenameche.com. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.stevenameche.com/donameche.html
  3. ^ "MTV ICON: Janet Jackson". IMDb Title Page. 2000-10-24. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279209. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Soul Train". IMDb Title Page. 1985-10-20. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0705527. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  5. ^ "3 mustaphas 3". Play Musty For Me. 2001-03-29. http://www.musikfolk.co.uk/aliveandshouting/ol-3m3-bam-playmusty4me.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  6. ^ a b "Fame". IMDb Title Page. 1985-02-24. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0576595. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Knots Landing". IMDb Title Page. 1984-03-01. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0621142. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Knightrider". IMDb Title Page. 1985-08-09. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0620854. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  9. ^ "Murder She Wrote". IMDb Title Page. 1986-06-09. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0653522. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  10. ^ "Steven Ameche". IMDb Title Page. 1988-12-12. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0024504. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  11. ^ "Steven Ameche - Biography". IMDb Title Page. 1988-12-12. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0024504/bio. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  12. ^ "State Bar Of California". Member Directory. 1997-12-12. http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member_detail.aspx?x=192609. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  13. ^ "Entertainment Law". A Tribute To Roger King. 2008-07-12. http://www.stevenameche.com/rogerking.html. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  14. ^ "Frankie Goes to Gettysburg: Steven Ameche". YouTube. 2012-11-18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiWPy97yMXQ&list=UUiIuxF0E493mWD5xHvkfU5A&index=7&feature=plcp. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  15. ^ "The Ad: Steven Ameche". YouTube. 2012-10-29. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvQaBxz9WBI&list=UUiIuxF0E493mWD5xHvkfU5A&index=11&feature=plcp. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  16. ^ "Steven Ameche - Biography". IMDb Title Page. 1988-07-12. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0024504/bio. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  17. ^ "University Of Central Florida". Notable Alumni. 2008-08-15. http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/documents/FALL2005COMMUNIQUE.PDF. Retrieved 2009-01-22.