Steven Fischer (left) and William Fraker, ASC on location in Hollywood, Calif.
March 7, 2010
-- The Daily Record has named Baltimore-born filmmaker Steven Fischer in its 2010 list of Influential Marylanders. A ceremony celebrating all 60 honorees will be held on April 21 at the Grand Lodge in Cockeysville, Maryland.
Fischer is native to Baltimore City and a two-time Emmy Award nominated writer-producer-
director of films such as Silence of Falling Leaves
(2000), Draw the Line
(2006), and Freedom Dance
(2007). His diverse subject matter includes The American Civil War, AmeriCorps, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Fischer's work is distinguished by his socially conscious storytelling that artistically expresses the universalities of human drama.
Fischer is currently in production on an educational documentary about creativity featuring the six-time Oscar nominated cinematographer, William A. Fraker.
"To be selected for this honor by a nominating party that seeks out its selection is quite flattering,"
Fischer, 37, states. "But I think what’s really terrific is that the editors of The Daily Record, when considering who influences society, includes those working in the arts. Their list is incredibly diverse, and I’m thrilled to be included."
This year’s list also includes: William Baker, Chesapeake Bay Foundation President; Vic Carter, WJZ news anchor; Barbara Krumsiek, CEO Calvert Group, Ltd.; and Ozzie Newsome, General Manager, Baltimore Ravens.
Influential Marylanders was created in 2006 to honor people who have each made truly significant impacts in their fields and continue to be leaders in Maryland. These individuals are selected by The Daily Record’s editors. Past recipients include: film director John Waters, baseball legend Cal Ripkin, Jr., Casey Cares Foundation president Casey Baynes, and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.
The 2010 Influential Marylanders will be honored at a ceremony on April 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Lodge in Cockeysville, Maryland. To purchase tickets at $65 each plus tax, go to www.mddailyrecord.com or call 443-524-8100.