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Stephen Armour, MFA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Before moving west to write screenplays, Steve Armour built a career as a professional trombonist in New York, playing around the world with jazz and pop icons like Lionel Hampton and Johnny Mandel, and playing in the pit orchestras for Broadway hits like 42nd Street, Hairspray, and The Producers. He wrote for literary journals and national magazines, then entered USC’s screenwriting program to start a career in film and television.

Steve wrote the short films Losing Gracie and Congratulations, Josh!, and performed in the film Echo Park Blues, films that played festivals in the US and around the world.

Steve's first feature film, All Saints, starring John Corbett, was released by Sony Pictures to a 94% Rotten Tomatoes Critics score and named one of Movie Guide's Best Films for Mature Audiences. Sony also hired Steve to adapt the New York Times bestseller, The Devil in Pew Number 7.

Steve’s current projects include adapting another New York Times bestseller, Jim the Boy, for television, adapting the submarine thriller October Fury, from the author of K19: The Widowmaker, for feature films, and writing the upcoming web series, Love in the Time of Coronavirus.