Stateman was introduced to the world of feature films in 1980, working as a sound editor on Coal Miner's Daughter. Over the next five years, his name appeared on such films as Das Boot,TRON, and Footloose.
Stateman regularly works with some of the most prominent film directors in the industry, including:
Oliver Stone — Savages,W.,World Trade Center,Alexander,Any Given Sunday,Nixon,Natural Born Killers,Heaven & Earth,JFK,The Doors,Born on the Fourth of July and Talk Radio.
Quentin Tarantino — Django Unchained,Inglourious Basterds,Grindhouse: Death Proof,Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2
John Hughes — Dennis the Menace,Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,Curly Sue,Dutch,Only the Lonely,Home Alone,Christmas Vacation,Uncle Buck,She’s Having a Baby,Planes, Trans & Automobiles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
In addition to his film work, Stateman has been an active entrepreneur with a handful of sound related businesses. Along with partner Lon Bender, Stateman has hand in starting Liberty Livewire Audio, Signet Soundelux Studios, Vine Street Studios, Soundelux Media Labs, Modern Music and a leading sound effects library known as The Hollywood Edge.
A 2005 article in Mix magazine reported that Stateman was serving as the executive vice president of the Creative Sound Services group and as a supervising sound editor at Ascent Media Group.
Stateman, Bender and Hugh Waddell created VocalStream — a company posed to produce and distribute audio content read by professional voice talents and sent out via client-branded players, in 2007.
In 2008, Stateman and Bender launched Store-Stream, an Internet company created for end users where they can store their media libraries, create unique media players and send them out to friends or clients.