Stephen Marshall is a writer, film director, and internet entrepreneur from Canada. His work has been wide ranging, including music videos, short format work, feature length documentary, and political criticism. He is the nephew of singer and poet Ian Stephens who died of AIDS related causes in 1996.
In 1995, Marshall founded Channel Zero, the world's first global VHS newsmagazine. The program was critically acclaimed and distributed through Tower Records, HMV and Virgin Megastores. After founding the program, Marshall consulted CNN Chairman Tom Johnson on the creation of a youth-based global news network.
In 2000, Marshall co-founded the Guerrilla News Network, Inc. (GNN), a news web site and production company that seeks to "expose people to important global issues through cross-platform guerrilla programming." GNN produces original articles and republishes commentary and news from a number of sources. GNN also hosts blogs and discussion forums for registered users and produces feature documentaries, books and music videos.