Douglas Stark

Douglas Stark

Screenwriter, Business Affairs Consultant, Business Development/sales, Content Creator, Filmmaker, Playwright, Producer, Researcher and Script Consultant

Los Angeles, California

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About Douglas

Currently working with Ascendent Studios to develop, write, and produce one hour drama franchise “Vice Squad.” Was previously on writing staff for long-time Emmy winning "Law & Order" television franchise, beginning as a legal researcher. Staff writer for the critically-acclaimed CBS drama "Falcone" for Oscar-winner Bobby Moresco. Staff writer for Bruckheimer TV/CBS legal drama "Close to Home.”  Head writer/producer for "Cost of Capital," an award-winning web series (

Awarded the TalNexus Writing Fellowship for 2020, partnering with Taleisin Nexus Company to develop an original script for production. Also in 2020, was awarded Bluedraft’s Screenwriting Award which will lead to the production of winning script. In 2019, the fourth play in the quartet “All About You,” premiered at the prestigious Teatro Manuel Festival in Malta.

Prior to that, wrote, produced, and directed web series pilot, "Shining City," for (  Wrote, directed, and produced comedy web series pilot, "GROOMer" ( for corporate client VistaPrint.

While pursuing writing/producing career, have maintained a career in educational technology - currently Manager of Business/Creative for The Ascendent Studios focused on round 2 capital investment for slate of educational and narrative projects. Previously, was Business Development Manager for MobLab, an Ed Tech firm offering mobile learning for Business Mgmt. and Economics in higher education. Prior to that, was Sr. Account Executive for New Horizons Learning working with Fortune 500 companies like Disney and Sunkist to provide IT and Business courses and certifications. Began Ed Tech career as Learning Solutions Consultant with Cengage Learning working with top colleges/universities (USC, UCLA, Stanford) to provide digital, print, and online learning resources.

In 2007, made directing debut with "Do Not Disturb," (also writer), a 26 minute thriller that went on to win multiple awards, including FADE IN magazine's award for top short. Awards include Emerging Screenwriter’s, Film Independent Screenwriting Fellow, Warner Bros. One Hour Drama program, AFI Summer Writing Workshop, and many finalist awards in top writing contests. Began career as a legal researcher for Universal/Wolf Film's "Law & Order" and, previously, as an editor for Miller Freeman Publishing in San Francisco.  Holds a B.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University and attended Webster University's Theatre Conservatory studying acting on scholarship.

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