About Norman Steinberg
Emmy Winner and Blazing Saddles Screenwriter
Parsons Family University Professor in Television Production
Norman Steinberg's work has been recognized with an Emmy Award, a Writer's Guild Award and a British Academy Award nomination. Steinberg has penned screenplays for numerous films including Blazing Saddles, My Favorite Year and Johnny Dangerously. In the television arena, he has served as writer, creator, showrunner and executive producer, leaving his mark on such programs as Cosby, When Things Were Rotten, Doctor, Doctor, Showtime's Paradise, and Chemistry, a 2011 Cinemax series. He is currently writing the book for a Broadway musical based on his film Johnny Dangerously.
He previously taught at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and at the American Film Institute (AFI). A graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Steinberg also was a practicing attorney, specializing in entertainment and copyright law.
“Norman Steinberg is not only one of the most gifted co-writers I have ever worked with, but he also has been my dear friend since we did ‘Blazing Saddles' together 300 years ago. I cherish both his talent and his friendship.” – Mel Brooks
“Norman Steinberg taught me everything I know about writing for television. He's, what we in show business, call a hyphenate: a brilliantly funny writer who also makes a memorable cappuccino (the secret to both is the foam). He will make you fall down laughing and inspire you to greatness (necessarily in that order). I'm blessed to call him my mentor and friend. You'll be blessed to call him ‘Professor Steinberg.'” – David Frankel, Director of The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Hope Springs, and the pilot of Entourage; Academy Award Winner for Best Short Film, Dear Diary