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O.G. - Writer

Directed by Madeleine Sackler

Written by Stephen Belber

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter, William Fichtner 

A convicted killer who has spent 24 years behind bars finds his parole threatened by his effort to help a brash young inmate.

“Every cliché and nearly every expectation that comes in a
typical prison film is stripped away. What’s left is an unshakable performance, and a sense that you’ve seen a piece of cinematic art that isn’t fiction or nonfiction, but somewhere in between.”

-- San Francisco Chronicle

Stream at: HBO


Great Curve Films, Brookstreet Pictures

Tape - Writer

Directed by Richard Linklater

Written by Stephen Belber

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

Three friends reunite to resolve painful drama from high school as each character is provoked into revealing his or her true nature and motivation.

“Steeped in venom, deception, and manipulation, Tape is a three-way volley of mind games in which an adolescent grudge assumes the complexion of a festering wound.”

-- Philadelphia Inquirer

Stream at: tubi

IMDb, Rent at Amazon

Detour Filmproduction, IFC Productions, InDigEnt, Tape Productions Inc., The Independent Film Channel Productions

Drifting Elegant - Writer

Directed by Amy Glazer

Written by Stephen Belber

Starring: Josh Stamberg, Jennifer Mudge, Coby Bell

An exploration of race and intimacy in post 911 America that follows a journalist, his wife and best friend, as they grapple with the blurred boundaries between their personal and professional lives and with their growing sense of isolation from one another.

“An engrossing drama…by sharp dialogue, perfs and

-- Variety

Buy or Rent at: Amazon


SouthBay Film Studios, Spartan Film Studios

The Laramie Project - Associate Writer

Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

Associate Writer: Stephen Belber

Starring: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant

What happens to an American town when a terrible crime rips it apart and thrusts it into the national spotlight? That is the question that led a New York City theatre troupe to the town of Laramie, Wyoming, to seek out residents whose lives were changed after a gay college student named Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead off a rural road.

“The bottom line is the piece works brilliantly.”

-- Hollywood Reporter

Stream at: HBO


Cane/Gabay Productions, Good Machine, HBO

TV Writing

playwright, screenwriter, film director


Tommy - Writer/Consulting Producer

Season 1

Episode 4: 19 Hour Day

Written by Stephen Belber

Episode 9: Packing Heat

Written by Stephen Belber

A former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female police chief of Los Angeles.

Stream at: CBS, Feb 2020



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Law & Order: SVU - Writer

Season 4 Episode 19: Appearances

Written by Stephen Belber

A nine-year-old beauty pageant contestant's corpse is found in a suitcase on a crowded bus. Benson and Stabler find that she may have been killed in the Everglades and transported.

Season 3 Episode 16: Popular

Written by Stephen Belber

When Stabler hears from a family friend about a girl who was raped, but refuses to report it to police, he begins a covert investigation, and the case progresses to uncover a web of sexual activity among teenagers.

Stream at: Hulu


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Rescue Me - Writer

Season 1 Episode 8: Inches

Written by Stephen Belber

During a contest to crown the best-endowed fireman, Tommy becomes the object of a 9/11 widow's fantasies.

Stream at: Amazon


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The First - Writer/Consulting Producer

Season 2

Sci-fi drama set in near future that tells the story of a crew of astronauts who are attempting to become the first humans on Mars.​

Stream at: Hulu


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