Manoj Rao

Manoj Rao

Writer | Actor | Director | Producer

Santa Monica, California

Member Since:
April 2015
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About Manoj

Writer, Actor, Director, Producer, Stage Dad and Hoodie Aficionado
Finalist in the 1st Annual Stage 32 Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest (Yay!) for Privilege.
Executive Producer and writer of The Startup on Funny Or Die.
And, and sometimes I’m also known as Darkmojo. I don’t know why.

Unique traits: - I love to write comedy dramas - I’m a rare freak show combination of creative and business - I occasionally act and model (haha, it’s true) - I have a hidden strength of building talent (mine or others)



  • The Startup

    The Startup (2015)
    TV Series (Comedy) Executive Producer / Writer An East-Indian Canadian, an eccentric millionaire, a hot brunette and a selectively antisocial asshole navigate the perfect storm to take LA’s hottest startup to IPO...or bankruptcy.


  • FINALIST | Stage 32’s 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Competition


  • Masterclass | Samuel Jackson Teaches Acting

  • Masterclass | Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing For Television

  • Masterclass | Ron Howard Teaches Directing

  • Kaplan Comedy | Steve Kaplan Comedy Intensive

  • Masterclass | Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting

  • | Learn Screenwriting with Mark Tapio Kines

  • Hollywood Film Institute | 2 Day Film School

  • Second City (Toronto) | Improvisation

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