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Darryll Frank

Darryll Frank

Darryl Frank is the co-head of DreamWorks Television, the network television production arm of DreamWorks SKG, where he oversees all series development and longform programming for the studio. Frank also serves as an executive producer on DreamWorks' NBC drama Las Vegas, now in production for a third season. In addition, DreamWorks also produces the drama Rescue Me, now in its second season. In the longform arena, Frank is co-executive producer of Into The West, a 12-hour limited series from executive producer Steven Spielberg (which premiered June 10), chronicling the westward expansion of America as told through the point of view of two fictionalized families -- one white and the other Native American. In addition Frank is serving as a executive producer on Miracle Workers, a six-episode wish-fulfillment and reality program which will air mid-season.

Frank was named to his current post in January 2002. He had originally joined DreamWorks Television in 1995 as a development and programming executive. His first success was the popular comedy Spin City, which he developed with executive producers Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence and Michael J. Fox. Frank went on to handle programming for the comedy series through its six seasons on the air, including the successful transition from departing star Michael J. Fox to a new leading man in Charlie Sheen. Spin City is now in its fourth season in national syndication.

During his tenure with the studio, Frank also developed and served as a co-executive producer on Taken, an epic 20-hour miniseries about alien abduction in America. Presented by Steven Spielberg, and written and executive-produced by Les Bohem for the Sci Fi Channel, Taken received the 2002-03 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.

Prior to joining DreamWorks, Frank worked in series development at CBS Productions. He began his entertainment industry career as a motion picture production assistant, and later become an assistant director on various feature and cable productions.

A member of the Directors Guild of America, Frank holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from American University in Washington, D.C.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

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