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Creative Team

ProducerStephen Byrd

Stephen Byrd portraitMr. Byrd has pursued his interest in producing high quality entertainment vehicles for many years. As President/ CEO of the American Cinema Group, Inc., he has raised capital for, and invested in several TV & Film projects. Mr. Byrd formed Front Row Productions, Inc. which is dedicated solely to producing quality theatrical productions, and has a slate of major theatrical projects in the works. As the Producer of the first African American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, which was the biggest grossing Play on Broadway in 2008, Mr. Byrd is realizing a 15 year vision and is currently the only African American Producer on Broadway today. Future plans include a Touring company of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, throughout the U.S. and Canada for 2011, and 2 new Broadway bound productions for 2010 and 2011.

The native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has over 27 years of experience as an Investment Banker. Mr. Byrd was an investment banker in M&A with Goldman, Sachs & Co., in the London office. He then became Managing Director of the Kuwait Investment Office and worked on various world-wide corporate finance activities, strategic and joint-venture alliances and new business development projects in the London and Paris offices. As a Principal, he was instrumental in the formation of a Private Equity LLC, Thurn & Taxis, for Prince Karl Von Taxis of Austria.

Mr. Byrd is currently a Principal and Co-Founder of StoneHedge Capital, Inc.., a Private Equity firm.

Mr. Byrd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Temple University and MBA in Finance at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He has also attended the Alliance Francais in Paris. He supports several community and non-profit organizations including Safe Horizon and The National Urban Technology Center.


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