Stephen Armour, MFA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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, writing The Revolutionary, the story of Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign for feature films, and creating the experimental story experience, Digital Divide. Steve’s second produced feature film, American Soil, about Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, is scheduled for a 2023 release from Sony.