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Scott Steindorff

Scott Steindorff
Robert Scott Steindorff
Born Robert Scott Steindorff
(1960-09-02) September 2, 1960
Stillwater, Minnesota
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1995-present

Robert Scott Steindorff (born September 2, 1960) is an American film and television producer who specializes in adapting literary bestsellers into movies.

Early life

Steindorff was born in Stillwater, Minnesota. He studied Theatre Production and Real Estate Finance at the Arizona State University

Scott Steindorff began his career as a prominent real estate developer that built large shopping centers in the Southwest and the Midwest. He also built large land developments and retail communities throughout the US while also being involved in his family’s real estate endeavors. Scott was solely responsible for developing an over 2 million square foot retail project which cemented his success as a real estate developer.

He later was a business consultant for Caesars Palace and the Forum shops for Melvin Simon. Afterwards, he wrote the stageplay for EFX at the MGM Grand. Scott moved to Hollywood to write and concentrate on producing full-time and established his own production company in 1998.

Stone Village Productions

In 1998, Steindorff joined with Las Vegas business-people Andrew Molasky, Robin Greenspun and Danny Greenspun to form the film production company Stone Village Pictures, LLC. Recently, he formed Scott Pictures International which produced "Jane Got a Gun," starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.

Stone Village Productions is an independent film & television finance and production company. Scott is committed to bringing strong stories with broad commercial appeal to the screen and ensuring that Stone Village will grow and evolve while making a lasting contribution to the entertainment industry. Steindorff is well-known in the industry as the “Hollywood Book Man” for acquiring and adapting literary properties, and delivering commercially successful and award-winning television series and films.

Steindorff Produced the forthcoming western Jane Got a Gun, starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor, set to be released by Relativity Media and the Weinstein Company in September 2015. Steindorff was Executive Producer on John Favreau’s “Chef”, released by Open Road, starring Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Bobby Cannavale and John Leguizamo. Steindorff produced the critical and commercial success THE LINCOLN LAWYER, with Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Sidney Kimmel, based on the bestselling Michael Connelly novel starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy and Ryan Phillippe. Steindorff was an executive producer of the hit NBC series LAS VEGAS, starring Josh Duhamel and James Caan. Steindorff teamed with Paul Newman and producer Marc Platt, producing the critically acclaimed and award-winning miniseries for HBO, EMPIRE FALLS, winning a Golden Globe for Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television and receiving 10 Emmy nominations. Other feature films Steindorff has produced include GIMME SHELTER released by Lionsgate; PENELOPE, by Summit in 2008; LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, released by New Line; TURISTAS, released by Twentieth Century Fox; and THE HUMAN STAIN, released by Miramax.

Steindorff is also a board member of the International Institute of Modern Letters, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, protection, and preservation of literature


2013 - Gimme Shelter
Directed by Ron Krauss, with Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson and Brendan Fraser.

2013 - Chef
Directed by Jon Favreau, with Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr..

2013 - Jane Got a Gun
Directed by Gavin O'Connor, with Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.

2011 – The Lincoln Lawyer
Based on the novel by Michael Connelly.
Directed by Brad Furman, with Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei.

2007 - Love in the Time of Cholera
Based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Directed by Mike Newell, with Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Benjamin Bratt

2006 - Penelope
Directed by Mark Palansky
With Christina Ricci, James McAvoy and Reese Witherspoon.

2005 - Empire Falls
Based on the novel by Richard Russo.
Directed by Fred Schepisi, with Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

2003-2005 Las Vegas
NBC TV series created by Gary Scott Thompson.
With James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Nikki Cox, James Lesure, Vanessa Marcil and Tom Selleck

2003 - The Human Stain
Based on the novel by Philip Roth.
Directed by Robert Benton, with Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman and Ed Harris

Coming up

2015 - Bahamas
an original 1 hour television drama created by: Robert S. Steindorff

2015 - Station Eleven
Based on the Station Eleven novel by Emily St. John Mandel

2015 - Laughter in the Dark
Based on the Laughter in the Dark Novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

2016 - The Master and Margarita
Based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, adapted to screen by Caroline Thompson.

2016 - The Tortilla Curtain
Based on the novel by T.C. Boyle, adapted to screen by Dayan Ballweg


The miniseries Empire Falls premiered on HBO in May 2005 received 10 Emmy Award nominations and the Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.


Scott Steindorff was insistent in getting the rights of Love in the Time of Cholera from Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He pursued the author for over 3 years, telling him that he was like the book's character Florentino and wouldn't give up until he got the rights.

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