BIO

A published screenwriter, lyricist, songwriter, playwright, poet, and newspaper columnist, Steve is the sole proprietor of Alden Nelson Music BMI. He is also a veteran award winning performer on stage and screen, and a member of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Steve and Paul Skemp co-wrote the feature film Fall Time, starring Mickey Rourke, Stephen Baldwin, David Arquette and Sheryl Lee. The film was nominated best screenplay at its premiere in the 1993 Sundance Film Festival.

Steve has written and sung on the recording of two CD's of original songs; Long Dark Ride, and Ophelia Fell. His single Holly Should (recorded under the name Steve Nelson) appears on the soundtrack of Joe Eszterhas' feature film, Burn Hollywood, Burn.

Steve's one-act play, Shooting Hummingbirds was twice produced in New York City prior to its inclusion in the staged reading series at the Blank Theater in Los Angeles, and is currently being adapted for the screen.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Steve was a member of the prestigious Writer's Room in New York City, and was a frequent visitor to New York City's Tuesday Night Throw-down; an artists' collaborative.

Alden collaborated with celebrated composer/songwriter Michael Sottile and award winning writer/director/actor Danny Schmitz and on a full length contemporary opera titled Oh, Well, based on the 1987 events in Midland, Texas when 18 month-old Baby Jessica was rescued from a well after a 58 hour ordeal that was witnessed around the world via live news feeds. Although Baby Jessica's story ended happily, the same cannot be said for one of those who rescued her, Robert O'Donnell. Oh, Well is his story.

The trio of Alden/Sottile/Schmitz went on to create Derin Brockovich-The Musical, a raucously campy spoof of the movie with a similar title.

Alden and Sottile most recently completed a one hour TV pilot titled The Mayor Of Las Vegas. They are currently hard at work (and play) on a feature film script entitled James Blonde 003 1/2.

Read Steve's semi-weekly column: Letters Home at www.hometownargus.com. Click on columns/opinions.

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