Screenwriter/Producer, Stephen James Thompson began his career as a reader and script editor working for Marc Forstater, Carlton Television, Alibi and other production companies before joining Epic, the leading information technology company at the time. Serving as writer/creator of interactive and online learning projects, including the Foreign Office's award-winning Planet Britain, Stephen was at the creative heart of new millennium innovations such as streaming, multicasting and video hosting.
Returning to theatrical films, Stephen later joined Magic Hour as Creative Director, a post he continued at Luminaire. In 2015 he became head of development at Pebble Beach Screen Partners working on projects with directors such as Mike Hodges, Vadim Jean, Walter Hill and Waris Hussain.
A highly regarded 'script doctor', Stephen is regularly hired to improve scripts in development and pre-production for American/TV film companies such as BET, Faith Film Works and SWE. He has also sold a number of screenplays and received commissions, importantly The Blows, produced by Liam Badger & International Film Partners, (with Roger Donaldson directing); and a Nat King Cole/Natalie Cole biopic. entitled Unforgettable for Gerard Butler's G-Base and Arclight Films' Gary Hamilton. A racing film is in development with Keith Redmon and Black Bear Films producing and Oscar nominated Michaël R. Roskam directing. All three are due to begin production shortly.
Stephen is currently adapting his crime novel, Teen Avenue, into a limited series for television. Set in 70’s Mayfair, the world of glam rock, and hippy cults, it features a Welsh “bagman” for the record companies now turned detective, Elisud - try saying "illicit" to get the pronunciation - Jones as he tracks down a missing singer.