Steven Latham's Bio
Steven Latham is an award-winning filmmaker and the President of Steven Latham Productions. He recently produced and directed SHELTER ME, a family-friendly PBS show that celebrates the human-animal bond with positive, uplifting stories about shelter pets and their new homes.
SHELTER ME focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.
The first episode shows how shelter pets are helping our returning war veterans cope with PTSD. We go inside a women’s prison, where inmates train shelter dogs to become service animals for people with disabilities. We also see the journey of two stray dogs, from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter until the day they become a beloved family pet. SHELTER ME is about redemption, hope, helping others and making a difference.
Mr. Latham produced and directed a film for NOVA/PBS about solar energy titled, SAVED BY THE SUN.
He also produced and directed the feature documentary about the TED Conference, THE FUTURE WE WILL CREATE, with partner Daphne Zuniga.
Mr. Latham created and was the producer/director of the PBS series, THE LIVING CENTURY, which told the amazing stories of the 20th Century through individuals who were at least 100 years old. He produced this with partners Barbra Streisand and Cis Corman of Barwood Films. The films from this series won 18 film festivals; the project’s board of advisors included Leonard Maltin, Art Linkletter, Dr. Tom Perls and 3-Time U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
He also was the producer and director of the film, THE LAST EDITOR: The Jim Bellows Story. Mr. Latham’s production company has produced projects with top-rated radio host, George Noory, branded entertainment shows, pay-per-view programming, web content, direct-to-DVD films, CDs, commercials and smartphone applications.
Mr. Latham ran the affiliate relations department at Universal Worldwide Television before creating Steven Latham Productions. He was the director of affiliate relations at PolyGram Television, helping launch syndicated programming such as Blind Date, The Crow, Motown Live and Total Recall. He was also a publicist at Paramount Pictures and an executive at Ketchum Communications and Grey Advertising.