Influenced by his high school English teacher, Steve Glanzrock took an interest in theater while at Union College, directing Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story and John McGrath’s Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun, while honing his acting skills at Harvard University’s Loeb Theatre Workshop. He worked as an Off-Broadway stage manager for Eve Adamson after graduating, before finding employment as a cameraman at local New York PBS stations WMHT and WNET.
Finding it difficult to secure feature work as a cameraman, Glanzrock sought work as a production assistant on high profile features. His determination paid off when he was hired on For Pete’s Sake, which was followed by The Godfather: Part II and The Man in the Glass Booth among others. He continued work as a production assistant, occasionally working on commercials as a production manager, until Dario Argento hired him as a 2nd AD on Inferno. Since then, he has worked as a second assistant director on features such as Wolfen, Nine 1/2 Weeks, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mrs. Winterbourne; and on television productions including The Equalizer, Our Family Honor, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, Hothouse, and Hart to Hart. He has also worked as a 1st AD on The Source, Bernard and Doris and Damages.
Glanzrock has served on the Eastern AD/UPM Council for 28 years in various roles, including 4 terms as Council Chair and a term as 1st Vice Chair. He has also served 6 terms on the National Board, as well as 13 terms on various Negotiating Committees and Subcommittees, from 1984 to the present. For his 28 years of service, Glanzrock was awarded the Frank Capra Achievement Award in 2004. He has been a member of the Guild since 1980.