Steve Sohmer

Executive, Producer, Screenwriter
Executive with wide experience in the TV and film industries who has held important positions with CBS, NBC and Columbia Pictures and who has run a successful independent TV production company since the mid-1980s ... Read more »
Born: 12/16/1941 in Savannah, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Producer (6)

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mancuso FBI 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Leonard Part 6 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Settle the Score (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tom Clancy's Op Center (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (4)

Halftime 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Shannon's Deal 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Executive with wide experience in the TV and film industries who has held important positions with CBS, NBC and Columbia Pictures and who has run a successful independent TV production company since the mid-1980s. Moving into the entertainment industry via executive positions in newspaper publishing and his own media promotion firm, Sohmer supervised NBC's primetime specials, daytime programs, children's programs and "The Tonight Show" from 1982 to 1985. At one point during his tenure, NBC produced 15 of the top 30 primetime specials aired during the regular TV season.

Relationships

Deidre Hall Actor

Wife
met in 1982 married on December 31, 1991 in Sohmer's 17th-century manor house outside of London had two children born to a surrogate mother third marriage for both Born c. 1947 plays Dr Marlena Evans on NBC soap opera "Days of Ours Lives" filed for

Ilisa Sohmer

Daughter
born c. 1963 mother is Sohmer's first wife

David Sohmer

Son
born August 23, 1992 via surrogate mother

Tully Sohmer

Son
born in 1995 via same surrogate

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York, New York 1964 - 1965

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut 1952

Milestones

1991

Executive produced the "43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" telecast

1991

Published his third novel, "Patriots"

1989

Named president and CEO, Nelson Television

1988

Executive produced and wrote screenplay for miniseries, "Favorite Son", based on his own novel

1987

Executive produced feature film, "Leonard, Part 6"

1986

Established and ran his own creative TV production and promotion firm, Steve Sohmer Productions, based in Los Angeles

1977

Worked as vice president, advertising and promotion, of the CBS Television Network

Executive produced and co-wrote premiere episode of NBC crime drama series, "Mancuso, FBI"

Served as president and chief operating officer of Columbia Pictures

Owned his own media promotion firm for five years

Joined NBC as vice president, advertising and creative services

Served as vice president and creative director of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association

Promoted to executive vice president, NBC advertising and creative services

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