Donald Bull

Donald Bull

Producer, Director, Editor at Intersection Productions
Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Studio City, Los Angeles County, California

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February 2021
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About Donald

Donald Bull is an executive producer and TV showrunner with over twenty years of experience and a strong knowledge of all the formats in alternative and nonfiction programming.
He is also an author. Under the pen name Ian Bull, he writes The Quintana Adventures and the California Noir series, along with several nonfiction books, using his full name, Donald Ian Bull.
He was the creator and executive producer of Dr. 90210, which was a hit on E! and Style for seven seasons and eighty-five episodes, airing in twenty-six countries. He also produced the spin-off, Dr. 90210 Extreme.
Donald Bull was the showrunner on Beverly Hills Nannies for ABC Family and Evolution Media. He was the EP and showrunner of The Swell Life, a series for OWN about the famous Paskowitz Surf Camp and their surf program for autism, Surfer’s Healing. He also was the Co-EP of Jackson Family Dynasty, about the remaining brothers from the Jackson Five.
He was also an EP on Southern Belles for Endemol. He was a replacement EP hired to structure the stories, finish production, and create a system so the episodes could be completed.
He was the supervising producer for Camp Jim for MTV and created a format that allowed 15 episodes to be produced in three months. He was a producer for the 10th season of Bunim/Murray's The Real World.
He directed The Osbournes for MTV, Road Rules for MTV and directed and edited Class Reunion, the first-ever reality movie of the Week, produced by Bunim/Murray for NBC. He directed and edited Bug Juice for Disney Channel. He also directed episodes of Newlyweds for MTV.
Donald started as an editor and has never stopped editing, and is often hired to create the first episodes of TV series, including Camp Jim for MTV, Making the Band for ABC, Disney Channel's Bug Juice, and Lives on Fire for OWN.
Donald has "hands-on" knowledge of what makes TV shows work, and he knows how to launch shows and how to fix troubled shows.
Donald is a good manager with a good reputation. He creates efficient systems and delivers television shows on time and on budget, with the drama in the product, not the production.
Since 2016 Donald has transitioned into writing, managing teams, post-producing, and TV and film editing.

Other highlights:
He wrote, directed, and produced Dodgeball, a short film that has been in 36 film festivals. It won Best Short Film in four festivals and was honored in five others.
He produced and directed the comic documentary Men Talk Sex, which is distributed to colleges and universities across the country, and he has done corporate work for clients, including USC Flashback Football and The Motown Museum.
He also wrote The Reality TV Director and Producer Handbook, a how-to manual for directing Reality TV. It’s used on many reality shows and is available for sale online.
He attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and English and then went to UCLA Film School, where he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Television Production.

Unique traits: I can work anywhere, with anyone.


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