Steven Lawrence Bencich
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
Steve Bencich is an American screenwriter and film director best known for his work with writing partner Ron J. Friedman.
Bencich and Friedman have collaborated on screenplays for several animated films, including Brother Bear , Chicken Little , and Open Season . DreamWorks has purchased their comedy screenplay Gullible's Travels.
In 2020 he wrote and directed the feature "Wish Upon A Unicorn" for Universal 1440.
Screenplays, all cowritten with Ron J. Friedman:
As producer only:
As writer and director:
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Gullible's Travels may refer to:
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