Don Macnab-Stark

Don was born and grew up in England, but has travelled widely, living in California, Alabama, North Carolina, Wales, and Salamanca, Spain.  He currently lives in Essex, England, and is a full-time screenwriter, script doctor and consultant.


When not writing or watching movies Don trains as a triathlete, and gets many of his best writing ideas while out running or biking.


Don Macnab-Stark
In addition to his screenwriting, Don also teaches creative writing and screenwriting in colleges and schools.  He has written over twenty scripts including:

Long, Cold Winter – Due to be shot in Sweden in 2011
Rabid –Co-writer on Planet Four Films latest feature, shooting in Michigan, Fall 2010 (Director Brian Lawrence). IMDB
Sphinx – Co-wrote Sphinx for Hollywood based Blue Eagle Entertainment. Scheduled for production in 2011.
The Bulldogs – Co-wrote The Bulldogs. Optioned by producer Jeff Nadalin
The Boxcars – Optioned by Terra Films
The Touch – Adapted from a short story with French director Stefane Houssier, The Touch is currently under consideration with Richard Dreyfus’s producer Judith James.
The Fragdoll – Co-written with producer Arto Lehkamo (Mainstream Films).

Don also has extensive training in various aspects of screenwriting and film, including:


M.A., Screenwriting, Bournemouth University Media School (2004) – the largest and best-known screenwriting program in the UK.
North By Northwest “Wizard of Oz” (2004) – Year long script development course based in Denmark, considered Europe’s leading script development program.
Script For Sale – Pro Series and Master’s courses (2005 & 2007). Hollywood’s premier online screenwriting training program.
European Films Crossing Borders – Three day seminar on co-productions, pitching, buyers and sales agents, marketing, legal aspects of co-production. (Berlin Film Festival 2006, Cannes Film Festival, 2007)
Bridging The Gap To The Market (Initialize Films, 2007): Seminar on marketing and developing a screenwriting strategy.

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"I have worked with Don on three scripts over the past 18 months, and I am looking forward to an ongoing working relationship.

Creatively, he is highly imaginative, capable of utilising both his own ideas and incorporating those of others to their maximum potential. Don is very hard-working - he works fast, but cares - which means that it becomes very energising for those he works with.

Tough deadlines are a challenge rather than a problem, so if time is of the essence, Don is the ideal person to have on your team."


 PR, Copenhagen
  

Don is by far the fastest scribe I've had the pleasure of working with. In fact, I am puzzled by how high the quality is; you would think it would suffer accordingly.

 

Don is always just an email away, and didn't hesitate to open up his phone lines despite us being in two different countries. Note that he insisted on picking up the bill every time, which I thought was class.

 

Don's educational background, with a Masters in Screenwriting, plus his global travels and experiences, all come through and result in rich, pointed prose. Highly recommended.

Rhys Trenhaile, Writer/Producer/Actor, Probity Productions Inc., Canada.