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Steven Zanoski

Writer, Producer

Aged 19, Steven Zanoski successfully answered an advert to be a writer/presenter on kids favourite What Now? He followed it by scripting teleplay House of Sticks, and joining the Shortland Street writing team. Zanoski went on to write for television in Russia, Europe and New Zealand — including a Balkan version of American hit Ugly Betty. After four years producing Shortland Street, he began his second stint as South Pacific Pictures' head of development in early 2013. After leaving SPP he produced TV series Filthy Rich.

That’s what keeps it exciting, and is also part of the show renewing itself: it does keep throwing up new creative challenges and that makes sure everyone is always on top of their game. Steven Zanoski on Shortland Street