HISTORY YOUNGS
Steve is not alone in his love of music. His uncle, Joe Young is in the Songwriter Hall of Fame.
Steve’s family has also made great strides in the fields of Filmmaking, Film Developing, and Investigative Reporting.

Joe Young
Steve's Uncle Joe Young was a lyricist. He wrote songs for artists ranging from Al Jolson and Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presely. He wrote popular hits like "Dinah," "Five Foot Two" and "I’m Sitting on Top of the World." He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Al Young
Joe Young's Brother Al Young was a film editor and documentary filmmaker. His film a "Fight for Peace." had a 1938 White House screening. In 1922, He bid at auction and purchased a film developing business on west 55th street in Manhattan, naming it DuArt Film Laboratory, Inc.

Al Young built one of the first 35mm continuous processing machines. Al Young designed and manufactured sound modules for DuArt's contact printing machines.

CBS news came to Duart, and Duart became the first film lab to use a jet spray B&W developing machine to speed up the processing for news footage. Duarts Engineering department designed and built special developing machines used for remote locations. They were used on aircraft for in-flight news processing and on the Navy recovery ships for the space program.

Irwin Young
Al's son Irwin Young took over the family business and is currently the Chairman of the board. Hits like "Mighty Aphrodite," "Forrest Gump," "Philadelphia" and "Dead Man Walking" were printed at DuArt as well as humble documentaries and features made by unknowns.

Irwin's understanding when working with independent filmmakers made him a mentor and advocate for such directors as Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Barbara Koppel and a list that reads like a who's who of film. Irwin's efforts helped jump start the independent film market and earned him an Oscar in 2000.

Robert Young
Irwin's brother Robert M. Young, was an associate producer on the Venice Film Festival winner "Nothing But a Man".

Robert worked for NBC's 'White Paper' series. The series focused on both foreign and domestic affairs coverage, and demonstrated an equal willingness to probe controversies. Robert Young became a hero in the black community, with a report from northern Angola in West Africa. Though foreign newsmen were barred from observing the rebellion, Young persuaded NBC to allow him to go with black cameraman Charles Dorkins to the Congo. Armed with letters of reference from prominent African Americans, Young and Dorkins trekked through 300 miles of jungle and shot footage for the 1961 documentary Angola: Journey to a War.

Andrew Young
Robert's son Andrew Young, is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker. Andrew has also received an Academy Award nomination and top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival.

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