Steve Schnier has enjoyed a wide and varied career. A graduate of Sheridan College's prestigious Classical Animation Program, he honed his craft in the world of television commercials; first at Cinera Productions Ltd. and later under his own banner, The Creative Group. He moved into broadcast production as the head sound editor on The Inspector Gadget Show, creating many of the signature sound effects for the series. He was the film editor on Britt (Thomas the Tank Engine) Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie. Joining Nelvana Limited, he produced the first season of the award winning Scholastic's The Magic School Bus. He then conceived, organized and curated Nelvana's 25th Anniversary Retrospective which ran from July through November 1996 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Steve moved into high gear with the pilot for Freaky Stories, an animated series that he created, wrote, produced and directed for YTV. The pilot, aired as a Halloween special, garnered stellar ratings and YTV immediately committed to the production of the series. Steve oversaw every facet of Freaky Stories' production, which ran from 1997 through 2001. In March 1998, Steve moved the Freaky Stories production into The Art Gallery of Ontario for an exhibition, setting an attendance record for the venue. Steve is sought after as a writer of insightfully comedic stories that capture the essence of the characters. As Executive Story Editor, he wrote for Atomic Betty. He has written for Ricky Sprocket, Jimmy Two Shoes, George of the Jungle, Family Biz and many other shows. He has enjoyed development deals with Walt Disney Television/Playhouse Disney, YTV, Teletoon, Alliance Atlantis, Breakthrough Animation, Decode Entertainment and many others. Steve's blog, The Pitch Bible Blog is a recognized industry resource on the art and science of creating, pitching and selling TV shows. His web series, Brain Eatin' Zombie Babies is an ongoing experimental testbed in the development of online intellectual properties. His print work has appeared in Esquire Magazine and The National Post. One of these articles was singled out as among The National Post's Best of 2008.