Steve Clements

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For 40+ years, Steve Clements has taught, written, conceptualized, directed, produced and even testified on all aspects of media ranging from network broadcast to video to "live" production in a glass-bowl Disney studio. In these capacities, he has managed staffs ranging from 4 to 150, established and met budgets ranging from $11,000 to $1,000,000 a week, and prepared students, professionals and celebrities to talk to their various publics. After years of devoting himself exclusively to producing, directing and writing for national broadcast, cable and video, Steve returned to teaching, joining the University of Georgia staff in 1999 as Cree-Walker Distinguished Professor of Communications at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia. He now heads the Television and Film program and trains MBA candidates to meet the communications challenges that will be applicable to each of their managerial positions. Concurrently, he serves as a media
STEVE CLEMENTS BIO

For 40+ years, Steve Clements has taught, written, conceptualized, directed, produced and even testified on all aspects of media ranging from network broadcast to video to "live" production in a glass-bowl Disney studio. In these capacities, he has managed staffs ranging from 4 to 150, established and met budgets ranging from $11,000 to $1,000,000 a week, and prepared students, professionals and celebrities to talk to their various publics.
After years of devoting himself exclusively to producing, directing and writing for national broadcast, cable and video, Steve returned to teaching, joining the University of Georgia staff in 1999 as Cree-Walker Distinguished Professor of Communications at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia. He now heads the Television and Film program and trains MBA candidates to meet the communications challenges that will be applicable to each of their managerial positions.
Concurrently, he serves as a media spokesperson for local Georgia stations on the business of media; has developed and orchestrates a film program to serve the city of Augusta, GA; and has just authored a book about his experiences producing over three thousand national television broadcasts. His new book, Show Runner: How to Produce Television Variety and Talk Shows was published by Silman-James Press. He also regularly speaks to professional and civic groups on media, communications and cinema.

Throughout his career and even since he has returned to teaching and training, Steve continues to work as independent producer of educational and promotional videos, and documentaries. As co-owner of DIAMOND EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIONS, he has established a new benchmark for the quality production of videos aimed directly at the educational market, and has 28 titles in use in colleges and universities around the world.
For Steve, communications, presentations and teaching go hand-in-hand. Before moving to Los Angeles, he had taught Speech and Television on the college and secondary levels in New York. The experience was the segue to his becoming a situation comedy writer in Los Angles for WELCOME BACK, KOTTER and THREE'S COMPANY, and as a writer for the c talk/variety series DINAH!, starring Dinah Shore.

Working out of Los Angeles, Steve co-created the pioneer women's magazine show, HOUR MAGAZINE, hosted by Gary Collins, and spent a year training the actor as the talk show's show host while honing the program on local Group W stations in individual cities for several weeks at a time. During its nine years in national syndication, with Steve as Supervising Producer, HOUR MAGAZINE became a responsible force, particularly in the arena of public awareness of new medical findings.
He takes pride in the fact that HOUR MAGAZINE was the first journalistic television program (as well as newspaper and magazine) to bring AIDS to the attention of the public as well as pioneer women's issues, such as the reality of PMS, lumpectomy as an alternative to mastectomy and the massive overuse of hysterectomies by gynecologists. HOUR MAGAZINE was recognized by the American Medical Association as well as the American Bar Association, and received six Emmy nominations and two Gold Awards from the International Film and TV Festival of New York.
Further, Steve trained dozen of experts to greet the HOUR MAGAZINE national audience including world renowned cardiologist and, subsequently, best selling author Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, chef and entrepreneur Wolfgang Puck, "hair stylist to the stars" Jose Eber, fitness guru Richard Simmons, and culinary expert Laurie Burrows Grad. (He would later train Bob Goen {"Entertainment Tonight"} and Pat Sajak {"Wheel of Fortune"} as talk show hosts.)

Following HOUR MAGAZINE, under his STEVE CLEMENTS PRODUCTIONS banner, he was responsible for reviving MICKEY MOUSE CLUB for The Disney Channel, bringing a new design to a format previously firmly rooted in the 1950s program to fit the musical sounds, pacing and comedy of the 1990s. Through the new programming, he was responsible for discovering such talents as Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and two of the members of musical group 'N Sync, and his programming attained a hit status that helped make the Disney Channel the only pay cable network to double in growth during his involvement. He received three CableAce nominations for his work before becoming Executive Producer of a musical special spin off group, THE PARTY.

He also produced the exercise/ entertainment magazine show, BODY BY JAKE, for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, and trained fitness expert Jake Steinfeld as a television host. He also created and was Executive Producer of the pilot for the BERTICE BERRY SHOW, the fastest selling show in the history of television syndication in association with FOX.

Throughout this Hollywood career, Steve served as corporate spokesperson for Westinghouse, Disney and 20th Century Fox addressing critics, buyers, and internal and external audiences on each organization's behalf.

He also wrote, produced and directed the NFLPA-MARCH TO VICTORY tracing the history of the National Football League Players Association which is given to every player as he enters the NFL.
In 2000, Steve also began serving as an accredited trial witness in the field of Video/Communications, and providing training programs for executives in oral and media presentations. Based on his successful testimony in a multi-million dollar case for a leading Washington, D.C. law firm, he was invited to join TASA (Technical Advisory for Attorneys), and Expert Resources, Inc.
Steve Clements brings a unique perspective and vast base of knowledge to each of these activities based on his extensive and trend-setting career in television, theater and academia. As a result, he is able to write, produce, direct and post-produce for television and video; serve as a performance trainer for media and public speaking for small and medium companies as well as Fortune 500 companies such as The Home Depot; teach business writing; speak as an accredited expert trial witness, multi-degreed theatre, film and television historian and director; and talk as an honored professor and keynote speaker. With this breadth of background, he is capable of tackling any communications challenge and creating excellence for his audiences.

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