‘Manchester by the Sea’ Producer From STL Going to Oscars

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Her father David Steward may have created a billion dollar company with World Wide Technology, but Kimberly Steward is going to the Oscars!

She produced “Manchester by the Sea” with Casey Affleck, which is up for several awards this weekend.

Steward grew up in St. Louis and attended Webster University. She could become the first black woman to win Best Picture.

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Steward was in studio last month talking to KMOX’s Mark Reardon about how she got her start in the industry.

“Publishing, to owning a bridal salon when I was 19 in college, to doing set design and working for probably every publication that, you know, has to do with housewares, and just learning various creative backgrounds from some of the jobs I did,” she says.

Steward also produced music videos.

Her production company financed the movie. “Manchester by the Sea” became a hit at Sundance Film Festival.

A trivia question and answer for you, there is a scene where Affleck’s character is watching a hockey game on television. The teams playing — the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues.