Under the pact, she will develop and produce network and cable projects through her company Gables Media.
One project Stephen already is working on is a limited series adaptation of the book They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission And New York City Police Corruption by Michael Armstrong, who served as the lead counsel tasked with investigating corruption in one of the most crime-ridden periods in NYC history, 1970. Search is underway for a writer and director.
Stephen previously had a first-look deal at Fox TV Studios (now Fox 21 TV Studios), where she has in the works Outrage, a limited series from award-winning playwright Laura Marks. Set up at USA Network, it explores what happens when a TV talk show host who acts as judge, jury and executioner, is suddenly the prime suspect in a murder.
In features, Stephen has partnered with Roger Enrico, former Chairman of the Board of DreamWorks Animation, to produce a film about his days as Chairman of PepsiCo. The Cola Wars tells the inside, hilarious, over-the-top true story of how Pepsi outsmarted and outmaneuvered Coca-Cola, resulting in the debut and immediate failure of New Coke. Robert B. Weide is writing and directing.
Stephen previously served as President of Mandalay TV and held development and production positions with the Avnet/Kerner Co, Hollywood Pictures and RHI Entertainment.