A Day In The Life Of Scott Steindorff

by | Jun 12, 2023

Name: Scott Steindorff

Occupation: Film Producer and Director

Scott Steindorff is a highly successful Hollywood producer, who has received numerous nominations and awards for his outstanding work in the film and television industry. He is perhaps best known for producing the critically acclaimed TV series “Station Eleven, which earned him nominations for several prestigious awards including the Primetime Emmy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the Film Independent Spirit Award.

He was also the executive producer of the miniseries “Empire Falls,” which received 10 Emmy Award nominations and the Golden Globe for Best mini series/motion picture made for television. Steindorff’s success in the entertainment industry began in the late 1990s, where he started producing films such as The Human Stain,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” and “Chef.” Under his production company, Stone Village Television, Scott produced the original docu-series “Fire Chasers,” and they helped produce Fernando Grostein Andrade and Fernando Siqueira’s social impact film “Breaking Myths.” Stone Village will increase their output of entertaining, educational, emotionally engaging social impact projects and documentaries. Known for adaptations of best-selling novels for film and tv like The Human Stain, Empire Falls, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Lincoln Lawyer, and originals like Chef and Jane Got a Gun, Stone Village has a robust slate of more book adaptations for tv and film coming together next year.

In addition to his work in the film industry, Steindorff is also a passionate advocate for neurodiversity. He is on the board of the National Arc Foundation, a foundation that encourages and defends the rights of neurodivergent people and their families. Scott also spoke at the Rio2C Conference this year and at the Stanford Neurodiversity Summit in 2022. Steindorff’s continued success in the film industry, combined with his dedication to making a positive impact on society, make him an influential and respected figure in Hollywood. His talent and commitment to producing quality films have earned him a place among the top producers in the entertainment industry.

How do you define a guru? Somebody that teaches and inspires a new way of thinking. 

What does a normal work day look like for you, starting from the moment you wake up? I run, jump on my bike, do an hour of cardiovascular, mediate, then usually nonstop zooms, calls or filming. 

What time do you wake up? 5:30am.
What do you have for breakfast? Juice and fruit.
Do you work out? Yes.
Do you have a special routine to get you in the zone? Meditation type maybe? Running on the beach.
What time do you get to work? My work is my play so I work all the time and start very early.


What do you have for Lunch? Do you even eat lunch A salad.
Are working lunches something that works for you Yes
How much time do you take for yourself during lunch 30 minutes.


How much work are you hoping to achieve in your working hours?
I am highly effective of meeting my goals and achieving my goals.
Do you take a break in between? No.


How does settling in look like for you Reading.
Do you turn off your phone when you’re getting emails from work?Yes.

What does a normal wind-down look like for you? Reading, relaxing, laughing.                                                

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