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Steven Canals      

Screenwriter and Producer; Co-Creator & Executive Producer of FX's "Pose"

Steven Canals is an American screenwriter and producer. He is best known for co-creating and executive-producing the FX television show Pose.

Canals developed the pilot script for Pose while studying at UCLA in 2014. Ryan Murphy, co-creator of Glee and American Horror Story, would later come on as a producer in 2016, along with his producing partner Brad Falchuk. The first season premiered in June 2018 on FX. The show is noted to have the largest transgender cast in television history.

Canals was named a "writer to watch" by Variety in 2018. He signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television in January 2020.

Prior to working in entertainment, Canals worked in university administration. He worked as a LGBT resource coordinator at SUNY-Cortland while completing his master's degree. Allegheny College appointed Canals as associative director for gender and sexual orientation initiatives in June 2011.

Canals grew up in the Castle Hill Housing Projects in The Bronx, NY. He began practicing filmmaking at the Youth Ministries for Peach and Justice after school program. He co-produced his first documentary about gang violence with other classmates when he was 15, Turf Violence: What's It All About? co-funded by HBO Family.

Canals graduated with a BA in cinema and MA in student affairs from Binghamton University in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He received his MFA in screenwriting from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 2015.

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