Speaker Steven Canals

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Steven Canals

Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Pose (FX)

STEVEN CANALS is the Emmy®-nominated and Peabody Award-winning co-creator, executive producer, director and writer of FX’s groundbreaking drama series, POSE, which will return for a third season. For the show's recent second season, Canals made his TV directorial debut with the episode titled "Revelations," which he also wrote. He was recently featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's Pride Issue and named to their list of 2020's "50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players in Hollywood."

Since its breakthrough premiere, POSE has received an AFI Award for TV Program of the Year plus Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Drama Series,  among many other accolades. Steven also received a nomination from the Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding New Series. 

Steven is a queer, AfroLatinx creator, who grew up in NYC and whose work aims to shine light on communities that have been under-represented onscreen. He recently signed an exclusive overall deal with 20th Century TV, where he will continue to develop projects that represent diverse and inclusive voices and stories.

For his work on POSE, he is also the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for 'Outstanding Drama Series', the 2020 Final Draft Awards' 'New Voice Award for TV', and The Point Foundation’s Horizon Award, which recognizes a trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. 

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