Steven Schachter

Steven Schachter

Highest Rated: 60% Door to Door (2002)

Lowest Rated: 60% Door to Door (2002)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Steven Schachter began his career directing award-winning plays, such as "A View from the Bridge " and "Ashes," throughout Chicago in the '70s and '80s. After co-directing the 1983 TV movie "Journey's End," Schachter started writing and directing for television on a more regular basis in the '90s. He got his start writing for comedies like "thirtysomething" and "Home Fires," but it wasn't until he started writing and directing made-for-TV movies that Schachter really began establishing himself in Hollywood. In 1992 he sat in the director's chair for the romantic drama, "Getting Up and Going Home" and that same year he would also direct William H. Macy in the period drama, "The Water Engine," which was adapted from a David Mamet play. It wouldn't be the last time Schachter and Macy would collaborate, and over the next few years they would share writing credits on a number of cable television movies, including 1998's "The Con," 2002's "Door to Door," and 2004's "The Wool Cap," the latter of which was nominated for an Emmy and Writers Guild Award. In 1995 he made his feature film debut directing Macy in the thriller "Above Suspicion" and in 2008 the two reunited with "The Deal," a comedy featuring Macy as a struggling movie producer that desperately needs a hit. In 2010 Schachter returned to directing television movies with "Unanswered Prayers," a drama about an ex-football star who returns home to help out with the family business.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 39% Unanswered Prayers Director - 2010
No Score Yet 26% The Deal Director,
Writer
- 2008
No Score Yet 40% The Mermaid Chair Director - 2006
No Score Yet 62% The Engagement Ring Director - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Must Be Love Director - 2004
No Score Yet 86% The Wool Cap Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 2004
60% 83% Door to Door Director,
Writer
- 2002
No Score Yet 62% Just a Walk in the Park Director,
Writer
- 2002
No Score Yet 79% For All Time Director - 2000
No Score Yet 67% A Slight Case of Murder Director,
Writer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Live Again Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Con Director - 1998
No Score Yet 36% Every Woman's Dream Director,
Writer
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Face Her Past Director - 1996
No Score Yet 46% Lady Killer Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story Director - 1995
60% 40% Above Suspicion Director,
Writer
- 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Up and Going Home Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Water Engine Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey's End Director - 1983

TV

Credit
82% 81% Shameless Writer 2012