Steven Fierberg has two films premiering this year at the Toronto Film Fest: “The Oranges” and “Ten Year,” starring Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson, directed by Jaime Linden. Fierberg previously collaborated with Julian Farino when they created the look and feel of HBO’s hit series “Entourage,” of which Fierberg shot the first 25 episodes. They also collaborated, along with “Entourage” producers Mark Wahlberg and Steven Levinson, on the pilot for HBO’s “How to Make It in America,” depicting the life and times of artists, photographers and designers in New York’s lower east side.
Fierberg’s latest release, Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs,” had the cinematography singled out for creating an elegant and beautiful vision of Anne Hathaway in a passionate love affair with Jake Gyllenhaal. Just prior, he filmed director Joel Schumacher’s poignant “Twelve.” He recently collaborated with another “Entourage” alumnus, director Mark Mylod, in shooting the pilot for the new ABC series “Once Upon a Time in America.”
Other credits include Alex Cox’s “Repo Chick” and “Searchers 2.0”; Sally Potter’s “Rage” with Steve Buscemi, Jude Law, and Dame Judi Dench; and Steven Shainberg’s “Secretary” with James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal; “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4,” “Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills,” and additional photography for Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge.” His work on the miniseries “Attila” earned him a nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography.
Fierberg also shoots many commercials and music videos, winning a Latin Grammy for Robi “Draco” Rosa’s “Mas y Mas.” His music videos include work with Dr. Dre, Fab Five Freddy, Queen Latifah, David Lee Roth, F. Gary Grey, Tim McGraw and Snoop Dogg. He has done Draco’s concert DVD and other number one videos “Dancing in the Rain” and “Lie without a Lover”; as well as Addy winning commercials.
A native of Detroit, Fierberg went to Stanford University as a National Merit Scholar before moving to NYC, where he shot independent and ‘punk noir’ films for directors such as Paul Morrissey, Scott and Beth B, and (additional photography for) Alex Cox. Expanding into studio features and television, he worked with director Bryan Singer on the pilot of “Football Wives”; shot all episodes of “Kingpin,” the groundbreaking NBC series about the Mexican drug trade; MOW’s and mini-series for the major networks, and dramas for “Hallmark Hall of Fame.” He has taught “Visual Storytelling” and other workshops for more than a decade at the Maine Photographic Workshops, as well as classes at NYU and AFI.