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Promising young filmmaker debuted as a co-director with fellow UCLA alumnus Neal Jimenez on the critically acclaimed feature, "The Waterdance" (1992), starring Eric Stoltz as a wheelchair-bound accident victim struggling with his change in fortune and status, and a group of talented young performers. Inspired by Jimenez's experience as a paraplegic, the film was honored at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival. On his own, Steinberg followed up with another ambitious small-scale ensemble drama, "Bodies, Rest & Motion" (1993) featuring Stoltz, Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates and Tim Roth. Steinberg has demonstrated a facility for directing actors in emotionally complex and subtle material.

Promising young filmmaker debuted as a co-director with fellow UCLA alumnus Neal Jimenez on the critically acclaimed feature, "The Waterdance" (1992), starring Eric Stoltz as a wheelchair-bound accident victim struggling with his change in fortune and status, and a group of talented young performers. Inspired by Jimenez's experience as a paraplegic, the film was honored at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival. On his own, Steinberg followed up with another ambitious small-scale ensemble drama, "Bodies, Rest & Motion" (1993) featuring Stoltz, Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates and Tim Roth. Steinberg has demonstrated a facility for directing actors in emotionally complex and subtle material.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Wicked (1998) Director
2.
  Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993) Director
3.
  Waterdance, The (1992) Director

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Wrote, produced, and directed the short film "Nightwatch"
1992:
Feature directing debut, as co-director (with Neal Jimenez), "The Waterdance"; first collaboration with Eric Stoltz
1993:
Solo directing debut, "Bodies, Rest & Motion"

Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1982 - 1986
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1986 - 1988

Notes

"Michael Steinberg notes, `It's something of a phenomenon. There's a huge new lower middle class in their late twenties and early thirties with college degrees who will never see the same prosperity the generation before them had. They are the first ones to come of age since World War II with fewer opportunities than their predecessors. Unfortunately, their dreams haven't diminished at the same rate as their job opportunities, which depending on your point of view, puts them in a very tragic or a very comic situation--or both if you've read Chevhov.'"

--From press notes for "Bodies, Rest & Motion"

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brother:
Greg Steinberg. Producer. Younger.

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