Steven Jay Rubin is the founder and president of Fast Carrier Pictures, Inc., a Los Angeles-based motion picture and television production company. He made his producing debut for Showtime in 2001 on the baseball comedy classic Bleacher Bums, starring Peter Riegert, Brad Garrett, Wayne Knight and Charles Durning. In 2002, for the Hallmark Channel, he produced the true World War II drama, Silent Night, starring Linda Hamilton, which was nominated for four Canadian television academy awards.
Rubin was the executive producer of Archie’s Final Project, a teen dramedy which starred David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Joe Mantegna, Nora Dunn, Tony Hale, Harry Shearer and amazing newcomer, Gabriel Sunday – a film that won 19 Best Picture awards around the world, including the Crystal Bear for Best Picture in its class at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Rubin wrote, produced and directed the feature documentary, East L.A. Marine: The Untold True Story of Guy Gabaldon (Virgil Films).
His upcoming film projects include a number of comedies he wrote with top television writer Billy Riback (Home Improvement, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody), including The Line Kings, about a group of rabid Star Wars fans determined to be the first to see the latest film in the series. He’s also the executive producer of The Coolest Guy Movie Ever, a documentary produced and directed by Chris Espenen, that takes viewers to the locations where The Great Escape was shot in 1962, and which features one of the few interviews with Steve McQueen on record.
Recognized around the world as an expert on the James Bond movies, Rubin previously wrote The James Bond Films: A Behind the Scenes History (Arlington House, 1981, Crown Publishers, 1983), and The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia (Contemporary Books, 1990, 1995, McGraw Hill, 2003). His latest books include The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia (Chicago Review Press, 2017), and the upcoming children’s picture book, The Cat Who Lived With Anne Frank (Penguin/Philomel, 2019), which he co-authored with David Lee Miller. Rubin also frequently writes for CinemaRetro magazine, where his cover stories have included heavily-researched behind-the-scenes studies of Rocky and The Bridge at Remagen. He recently interviewed actor Kirk Douglas for a retrospective look at the actor’s favorite film, Lonely are the Brave.
As a film historian, Rubin was nominated for Best Classic Commentary in 2004 by the DVD Exclusive Academy for his hosting work on the Special Edition DVD release of The Great Escape, a film he also covered in a documentary that debuted on Showtime in 1993. As a marketing executive, with a specialty in publicity and promotion, Rubin worked on the publicity campaigns for over 150 movies and television series.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Elisa, daughter Jaymie and son Darren.Support the show