Thursday, December 17, 2009
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - December 5, 2009 – Local producer and sound engineer Greg Steiner has held many titles during his 23 years in the entertainment industry: musician, recording engineer, record producer, and film director to name just a few. But now he can proudly add one more to the list: Emmy winner.
This past weekend at the 2009 Suncoast Emmy Awards in Orlando, Florida, Mr. Steiner took the stage to receive his first Emmy award in the category of “Audio: Live Sound or Post Production” for his sound design contribution to the Becon-TV produced educational series “Science and Me.”
“It was a great thrill to be honored alongside some of South Florida’s most talented production professionals,” says Mr. Steiner, “and to have my work recognized by the Academy.” Florida news legends Dwight Lauderdale and Tony Segreto were both honored with the Academy’s Governor’s Award at the same ceremony.
Mr. Steiner started his career as a musician at the age of fourteen. After high school, he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Engineering.
Shortly after graduation he relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and built Q Station, a state of the art recording studio and post-production facility (http://www.q-station.com). In 2006, Mr. Steiner produced and directed his first feature length comedy, Bumping off Burt, which is currently awaiting distribution (www.bumpingoffburt.com).
So what’s next for this Emmy winner?
“A little bit of this and a little bit of that.” jokes Steiner. “We have several other film projects in development and a number of commercial projects ready to move into production. Plus, we’ve just completed a business plan for an authentic Irish Pub concept that we’re preparing to present to investors.”