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STEVEN BYRNE

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Public bio

I'm the executive director of the doc-focused Freep Film Festival, a festival produced by the Detroit Free Press, the largest media organization in Michigan. The festival grew out of my former "day job" as arts & entertainment director at the Free Press, a role I held in various guises for more than 20 years. In early 2020, I moved to the business side to focus more fully on the festival, after handling both roles for about 7 years.
I was an associate producer on the documentary "12th and Clairmount," a Free Press-produced film that was timed to the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riot/uprising of 1967, and I'm now serving as a producer on two other in-production Free Press docs.
Independent of the Free Press, I'm also co-director/co-producer of an documentary about the writer Jim Harrison. It's been in production for about two years.