Glen Mazzara

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Creator, Executive Producer & Showrunner, A&E's "Damien"

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Glen Mazzara: Biography at a Glance

  • Creator, executive producer and showrunner of A&E’s “Damien” and executive producer and showrunner for AMC's “The Walking Dead”
  • Executive producer of the Peabody Award- and Golden Globe-winning “The Shield”
  • Member of the board of directors, co-chair of the diversity advisory group and founder of the staff writer bootcamp at the Writers Guild Association
  • Frequent speaker at U.S. and international professional conferences and universities on television writing and showrunning, crisis management, professional development and diversity and inclusion
  • Past speaking engagements include the Sundance Film Festival, Banff World Media Festival, National Association of Television Program Executives, ATX Television Festival, Toronto Screenwriting Conference, NYU Tisch 2013 commencement ceremony and the Writers Guild Foundation



Glen Mazzara was most recently the Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner of A&E’s new series, Damien, based on the classic horror film, The Omen.

Previously, Mazzara was Executive Producer and Showrunner for AMC's record-breaking series, The Walking Dead, which earned him two Saturn awards and was listed as one of AFI’s Top Ten TV Programs of 2012. He was awarded the 2013 Bram Stoker award for Superior Achievement in a Screenplay. He also earned a Peabody for his work on the Golden Globe-winning The Shield. He ran season two of TNT's medical drama Hawthorne and worked on NBC's Life. He created the series Crash, the first scripted drama on STARZ.

On the feature side, Mazzara has written The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s classic film, The Shining. Mark Romanek is attached to direct.

Mazzara is a frequent speaker at the Writers Guild of America, West, the Writers Guild Foundation, the WGA Showrunner Training Program, and the WGA Writers Access Project. He is on the Board of Trustees for Humanitas and the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, West. Mazzara is co-chair of the WGA’s Diversity Advisory Group and has been working to improve television employment opportunities for writers of diverse backgrounds. He is a co-founder of the WGA Staff Writer Bootcamp. He has taught classes and seminars at colleges across the country and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences both in the U.S. and overseas. He is a proud member of NYU’s Mentoring Network and received their inaugural Mentor of the Year Award. He recently served as an advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab.

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