Steven Long Mitchell

Writer and Executive Producer

Emmy Award nominated Writer and Executive Producer of Tin Man, the highest rated miniseries in the history of the Syfy Channel; Co-Creator/Executive Producer of the hit cult classic TV show The Pretender; Novelist; Graphic Novelist; Speaker; and Social Interactive Media Marketing Consultant.


Along with his writing partner, Craig W. Van Sickle, Steven has written, produced and/or directed over 200 hours of entertainment programing, including feature films, TV movies, and has worked on series as varied as 24, NCIS, Medical Investigation, Alien Nation, Murder She Wrote and many more. He continues to expand his brand by creatively interacting and collaborating with his fanbase in ways that are redefining fandom on a global immersive interactive level. He has taught workshops, participated on panels and spoken at numerous conferences and Cons in the Writer, Geek, Tech, Entertainment, SciFi, Branding and Social Media worlds.


To reimagine The Pretender brand in this quickly expanding virtual world, Steven has become a trailblazer in Trans-media, or as he prefers to call it, Social Interactive Media/Marketing, SIMM, to grow and engage a global fanbase in an immersive entertainment experience. He sees fans as being an integral part of the creative process and not merely spectators. Collaborating with fans from around the world, ThePretenderLives.com now houses a Global Interactive Think Tank, where fans are encouraged to be part of the creative process.  This G.I.F.T. has morphed into the engine behind the reenergizing of the brand as it is reintroduced into the entertainment spectrum as feature films, television, novels, graphic novels, animation, gaming and much more.


Steven resides in the Los Angeles, California, area with his wife and daughters. He can be contacted through his website.