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Steven-Charles Jaffe (b. 1952) was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut. His father is the producer Herb Jaffe. After his family moved to the West Coast when he was thirteen, he finished high school and then attended the University of Southern California, where he studied drama and film. Jaffe entered the film industry by making a documentary about the production of "Fat City" (1972). He then moved to Europe and worked on "Lifespan" (1975) and "The Wind and the Lion" (1975). After returning to the United States, he was associate producer on "Demon Seed" (1977) and "Time After Time" (1979). His first film as a producer was "Those Lips, Those Eyes" (1980). He also produced "Motel Hell" (1980) and "Near Dark" (1987) and executive-produced "Ghost" (1990). Jaffe directed the feature "Scarab" (1982) and worked as a second unit director. In 1991 he formed a partnership with director-screenwriter Nicholas Meyer that resulted in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."
The Steven-Charles Jaffe papers span the years 1987-1990 and encompass 1.3 linear feet. The collection consists of storyboards for four films produced by Jaffe: "The Fly II" (1989), "Ghost" (1990), "Near Dark" (1987), and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991). With the exception of Star Trek, the storyboards are complete and broken down by scene number. The collection does not contain any other production information for those films, nor is there any material about the rest of Jaffe's career.
Gift of Steven-Charles Jaffe, 1992-1996.