Attorney/Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston loves his day job with the Invicta Law Group, where he works with business, intellectual property, and entertainment industry clients. He serves on the Northwest Screenwriters Guild Board of Directors, the IndieFlix Advisory Board, teaches at Seattle Film Institute (MFA producing program) and University of Washington (screenwriting), and is a consultant to several regional film festivals. Steve is also a feature film screenwriter and producer with EKE Pictures. His feature films include Crimes of the Past (2010, starring David Rasche, Elizabeth Rohm, and Eric Roberts, Lifetime premiere); A Relative Thing (2005, distributed by Official Best of Fest and Spiritual Cinema Circle); and Farewell to Harry (2002 distributed by Porchlight Entertainment). He has written, produced, and/or directed numerous short films and commercials, including The Day My Parents Became Cool (premiered KCTS Reel NW, IndieFlix Film Festival in a Box), and Thr33 (best picture, 2008 Midnight Diesel Grand Prix).
Steve also plays in the world of games. He was a co-founder of Front Porch Classics, the creator of classic “coffee table games” including the Disney Family Fun Magazine Toy of the Year Dread Pirate, and other award-winning games include Raceway 57, Stretch Run, and Master & Commander. Steve managed the Company’s IP portfolio including licenses with Sony’s Game Show Television Network, Major League Baseball and 20th Century Fox, and guided the company through angel and venture financing, and global distribution. Steve speaks annually at the American International Toy Fair in New York on the subjects including intellectual property, licensing, and entrepreneurship.
Watch Steve’s presentation from our March 2013 Happy Hour Below: