Since winning Grand Prize in the international CineStory Screenwriting Competition at only 20 years old, Steven Bagatourian’s career as a professional screenwriter now spans over two decades. He co-wrote AMERICAN GUN (IFC, 2005), a film that was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture. Steven also co-wrote ALL EYEZ ON ME (Lionsgate, 2017), the landmark biopic of rap icon Tupac Shakur, which debuted in theaters with an opening weekend of over $26 million dollars. He has a major studio film scheduled to begin shooting next year from Warner Bros/Alcon Entertainment (THE BLIND SIDE, BLADE RUNNER 2049).
Steven is currently working in collaboration with the legendary producer of GRAN TORINO and former Publisher of DC Comics, Jenette Kahn, developing a prestige TV drama that is a longtime personal passion project.
Steven has sold scripts to 20th Century Fox, Echo Lake Productions, Mandalay Entertainment, New Crime Productions, and many others. He has worked with a host of world-class talent including Denzel Washington, Charles Stone III, Amanda Seyfried, Forest Whitaker, Donald Sutherland, and Dr. Dre. Steven lives and writes in Los Angeles.