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    Who is Adam Stein?

    Adam Stein is a screenwriter and film director based in Los Angeles, California. Stein attended Harvard University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ directing program. With partner Zach Lipovsky, he co-directed the Disney live-action picture Kim Possible, as well as co-writing and directing the award-winning indie film Freaks. For his work on the TV series Mech-X4, he was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Directing in 2019.

    Stein has worked as an editor on various independent films that screened at film festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW. Adam Stein was a competitor on Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett’s Fox Television reality show On The Lot.

    Adam Stein’s films for On The Lot consistently got the highest marks from the show’s judges. ‘That was one of the most inventive, crazy, fantastic pictures I have seen,’ Carrie Fisher, an actress, and writer remarked of his film Army Guy. Stein’s filmmaking has been described as ‘charming, immensely ambitious, and extremely technically proficient’ by director Gary Ross.

    Adam Stein

    Stein was set to co-direct a live-action adaptation of the hit cartoon TV series Kim Possible in 2018. The film premiered on Disney Channel on February 15, 2019. Stein’s independent feature film Freaks, which he co-wrote and directed with Zach Lipovsky, opened at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to win accolades at numerous film festivals around the world.


    The Vancouver Picture Festival stated their film ‘ratchets up the go-for-broke daring as it weaves the familial drama of Room with genre confections reminiscent to vintage Spielberg,’ awarding Stein and Lipovsky ‘Best Emerging Director.’ On September 13, 2019, the film Freaks was released in theatres.

    Adam Stein directed episodes of the Disney XD series Mech-X4 for the first and second seasons in 2016. ‘Forever Boys,’ a Disney Channel pilot, was also directed by him. Before that, he directed comedy segments for ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! His USC film Hot Java earned the top prize at the Gen Art Film Festival after screening at other festivals around the country. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded him a screenwriting grant for his film Tangles.

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