Glen Mazzara is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the new A&E® series “Damien,” based on the classic horror film, The Omen.
Mazzara was most recently executive producer and showrunner for AMC’s record-breaking series “The Walking Dead”; it 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 also created “Crash,” the first scripted drama series 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 slated to direct.
Mazzara is a frequent speaker at the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), the Writers Guild Foundation, the WGAW Showrunner Training Program and the WGAW TV Writers Access Project. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the HUMANITAS Prize. Mazzara is cochair of the WGAW Diversity Advisory Group that has been working to improve television employment opportunities for writers of diverse backgrounds. He is also a cofounder of the WGAW 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 the Wasserman Center for Career Development’s Mentoring Network at NYU and is a recipient of their inaugural Mentor of the Year Award. He also serves as a creative advisor for the 2015 Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab.
Mazzara currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three sons.