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   Steve Minichiello

   Producer, Director, Writer
   Steve Minichiello's professional career has ranged from classroom teaching to radio and television production to comic strip writing. His radio specials were nationally syndicated, his television productions have won Emmys, and the weekly comic strip he wrote was nationally and internationally syndicated.
   Steve began his television career sixteen years ago and has written and produced for WBZ-TV, WGBH-TV (PBS) and WCVB-TV, Boston, including the nationally syndicated newsmagazine, Chronicle. Two entertainment productions he conceived and segment produced, The Beatles: Yesterday & Today and Michael-Mania! were nominated for Emmys. In September of 1992 his critically acclaimed documentary on youth and violence, Lost Hopes, Shattered Dreams, was broadcast on PBS. This production earned him an Emmy nomination, as well as a Silver Apple Award from the National Educational Video Festival. He also received an Emmy nomination, as well as an international Telly Award, Nat'l Assoc. of Gov't Communicators Award and the San Francisco Film Festival Award for a 1995 PSA entitled, Alone. In January of 1997 PBS aired his most recent documentary on teens with HIV/AIDS entitled, +positive voices. An animated PSA he wrote and produced on Fatherhood won an Emmy in May 1997, was an International Telly Award winner, as well as an ITS International Monitor Award finalist.
   In 1998 he was honored with three Emmy Nominations; and in 1999 he won an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Public Service Announcement, for a spot entitled, Wish. He also received Emmy Nominations for year 2000, 2003, 2012.
   In print, Steve wrote the highly successful Biography weekly Sunday comic strip. Biography was printed nationally in 116 newspapers, and internationally in eighteen countries and translated into four languages. He and cartoonist John Roman were awarded a Golden Press Award for the series.
   He is currently Executive Producer of, a production group specializing in educational, broadcast, and human service related videos.
   Emmy Nomination, 2013, (“Face Of Fire”)
   Emmy Nomination, 2003, (“Welcome!”)
   National Emmy Nomination, 2002 ("Learn More - Be Sure")
   Aegis Award Winner, 2001 ("Georgia Paternity Education")
   Aegis Award Finalist, 2001 ("Learn More - Be Sure")
   Emmy Nomination, 2001 ("Learn More - Be Sure")
   Emmy Nomination, 2000 (“I Am A Father”)
   Emmy Nomination, 1999 (“First Things First”)
   Emmy Nomination, 1999 (“MassHealth”)
   Emmy Nomination, 1999 (“He’s My Dad”)
   Classic Telly Award Winner, 1999 (“Alone”)
   Classic Telly Award Winner, 1999 (“Home Safe Home”)
   Classic Telly Award Winner, 1999 (“He’s My Dad”)
   Emmy Award Winner, 1999 (“Wish”)
   Emmy Nomination, 1998 (“Hero”)
   Telly Award Finalist. 1998 (Hero”)
   SHINE Award – Kaiser Foundation, 1998 (“+positive voices”)
   Emmy Nomination, 1998 (“Home Safe Home”)
   International Animation Festival Finalist, 1997 (Fatherhood")
   International Monitor Awards Finalist 1997 (“Fatherhood”)
   Emmy Award Winner, 1996 ("Fatherhood")
   Telly Award Winner, 1996
   San Francisco Film Festival, Winner 1996 ("Alone")
   Nat'l Association of Gov't Communicators, Winner 1996 ("Alone")
   Emmy Nomination, 1995 ("Alone")
   Emmy Nomination, 1993 ("Lost Hopes-Shattered Dreams")
   Nat'l Educational Film & Video Festival, Winner 1993 ("Lost Hopes-Shattered Dreams")
   International Telly Award, Winner 1995 ("Alone")
   Emmy Award Nomination, 2013 (“Faces of Fire)
   Governors Council Against Drug Abuse Conference
   Facing History & Ourselves
   Harvard University Graduate School of Education
   Educating Teens for Parenting National Conference
   Massachusetts Teachers Association Leadership Conference
   Boston University Graduate School of Communications
   Brandeis University
   Boston College School of Broadcasting
   Summer Institute, Worcester State University
   National Academy of Television Arts & Science (NATAS)
   International Monitor Awards
   Massachusetts Association of Educational Media