Friday, October 17, 2014

"Burnt Yellow and Red"


Dedication
To Brig, my wife!
You are the light of my life, my muse,
my Goddess of Dreams!

To my wonderful children:
I hope that all of your dreams come true.
Know that I love you—always!

To all the men and women who have given 
the ultimate measure of sacrifice in the defense of freedom.
In defense of our great nation!
You are more than just a number,
More than just a name etched in stone.

Burnt Yellow and Red is more than a terrific story of the unsung heroes of the Global War on Terror – the warriors of the United States Special Operations Forces.  It tells the story of the heart of these warriors, something that few people outside the brothers on their team ever get to know. While these truly Special warriors are “larger than life”, they also have a love and caring for their families and each other that only those who have gone into battle can ever achieve.  Steve Newman has captured this love and the heart and spirit of these warriors in Burnt Yellow and Red – it is a MUST read for ALL Americans!
Jeff Falkel Gold Star Father, Author  of “The Making of OurWarrior"


Monday, September 15, 2014

My Latest Project!

Title: “One More Christmas” 

Genre: Drama – Romance:  Central Hero, Character Driven, Faith Based, Family Friendly, Love Story.  Overcoming Obstacles, Rural Setting, Strong Male Lead, Teens, Wide Audience, Tragedy, War - Military.

Author:  Steven B. Newman

Logline:  A grizzly ole Vietnam Veteran with a soldier’s heart finds new purpose when his teenage great grandsons unexpectedly come into his life.  

Synopsis: “One More Christmas” is a story about coming to grips with the reality of a soldier’s heart.  Set with a back drop of “Bode’s Christmas Tree Farm,” it is as much about coming home as anything else.  Vernon Bode is a Veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and he unexpectedly takes on the responsibility of raising his great grandsons, Brian and Leo who are devastated with the sudden passing of their mother.

Under Bode’s care the teens learn to grow up quick.  Bode teaches them how to become men and how to treat people with respect and dignity.  He trains them how to work, how to play, and more importantly, how to recognize true love and what it means to be a warrior. 

After he returns from war, Leo the younger brother must reconcile the reality of who he is, with who he was. Now a wounded warrior, he must figure out how to balance his own expectations against the certainty of his new capabilities.  Before finally realizing his new purpose in life, Leo finds peace through God and at home surrounded by family, immersed with love as he too comes to grips with the moving reality of a soldier’s heart. 


Bio:  Hailing from Norman, Oklahoma, Steve Newman graduated Cum Laude with a BSBA at Columbia College before retiring form of the United States Army.  Today, Steve has returned to his home in Oklahoma so he may continue helping others, especially Veterans, achieve their creative dreams.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Seeking Executive Producers for the Movie! "Kill or Capture."


"Kill or Capture."

A true combat story about a team of Green Berets. Ambushed and surrounded, this small band of brothers take on thousands of heavily armed Taliban fighters. With fearless personal example they inspire their Afghan brothers to fight against overwhelming odds. Not since "Black Hawk Down" has there been such an example of heroism in action. Learn more from CBS News!

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I've written this as a screenplay for the families with input from the team and the encouragement of the Special Forces Community to include the Green Beret Foundation! A vast majority of any funds raised by my efforts will go to the heroic families and members of the ODA. Special thanks to Jenny "Mrs. Boss Lady" Paquette CEO of the GBF and my SF Brothers for their support of my efforts to tell the "True Story" of our nations finest warriors. These stories need to be told, they must be!

A very special thanks to the members of the team for giving me the opportunity to write their story.

Thank you all very much!

Steve