Stephen Lyons is an award-winning writer and producer with 25 years of experience in television, newspapers and magazines.
sm-slyons.jpgHe has written grant proposals and film treatments that have helped raise more than $25 million for a dozen PBS series and specials. And he has been a writer and producer on three documentaries for the long-running PBS science series NOVA, as well as on shorter pieces for other programs.
After four years as Senior Editor for Program Development at the WGBH Science Unit, Lyons left to form Moreno/Lyons Productions with his wife Aida Moreno, another longtime WGBH producer. He served as project director for NOVA’s Percy Julian Biography Project, a five-year effort to call attention to the life and career of the late African American chemist Percy Julian. The project, funded with major grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will culminate in a two-hour biography of Julian, written and produced by Lyons and director Llew Smith, and starring Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson in the title role. It will be broadcast on NOVA in 2006.
Lyons is currently developing a multimedia chemistry project called The My