is a FREE resource for  Screenwriters, Actors, Directors, Enthusiastic  Hobbyists and everyone interested in the  Cinematic Arts. -  884 Fogerty St., London, ON Canada N5X 4G6 Mail: Steven Arvanites - Winner May. ‘10 BEANER JUMPING When an undocumented worker is brutally stabbed by a gang of white teens in Long Island, his family struggles to make sense of the brutal crime while they seek justice; inspired by a true crime.


As founder of, Steven Arvanites heads the largest screenwriting organization in New York City that is free and open to all writers.  The mission of this institution is to provide education, support and networking as well as workshops including the acclaimed Industry Chat Series.  A noted teacher, Mr. Arvanites has taught at the Rye Arts Center, Northwest Screenwriters Guild in Seattle, the San Francisco Film Society and a visiting adjunct professor at Hollins University teaching their M.F.A. screenwriting program.

Mr. Arvanites is an award winning screenwriter.  He has been a two- time Nicholl semi-finalist, a BlueCat winner, Atlanta Screenwriting Competition winner, a Djerassi/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship finalist and a Sundance Screen Lab finalist.   Additionally, he has placed in 21 other national and international screenwriting competitions.  In 2006, he was awarded an Artward Bound residency from the Field, a grant given in recognition of his writing with the sole purpose of creating new material.

Mr. Arvanites, whose first narrative feature, I Killed You ‘Cause I Had To, won Best Feature Horror/Thriller at the Dark River Film Festival and at the Indie Film Gathering.  Helium Man, a short film co-written by Mr. Arvanites, is an official selection of the Beverly Hills Short Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival and DC Short Film Festival - 2010.

Recently, Mr. Arvanites was film panel moderator at the Austin Film Festival.  He graduated from Fordham University (B.A.) and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.  As an actor, he has appeared off-Broadway, in several television series and too many commercials to count.   A native New Yorker, Steven resides in Hell's Kitchen.  No pets some roaches.

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