Doug van Bebber
Doug has been acting on stage since he was 14 years old. While still in high school, Doug won a coveted spot in the UCLA Theater Arts Department. Upon graduating from college, he studied for 6 years under Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West. Doug went on to write, produce and act in his own original stage shows throughout Los Angeles. His plays appeared at The Improv on Melrose, The HBO Workspace, The Tiffany Theater and The Hudson Theater.
Doug is also an award-winning writer, producer and director of both television and film. In 2020 he wrote and produced two Daytime Emmy Award winning series for NBC and CW Network. His work has appeared on numerous platforms including HBO, Showtime, Sundance Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, CW Network and Bravo.
As a filmmaker, Doug’s work has screened at dozens of international film festivals, garnering top awards including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Choice. His first short film was picked up by HBO, Showtime, Sundance Channel and went on to qualify for an Academy Award nomination.
In 2010, Doug graduated from the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting where his thesis script “Out of Left Field” won Best Screenplay of the Year. Doug has won numerous other screenwriting awards from Showtime Network, FADE IN: Magazine, Austin Film Festival, Nicholls Fellowship, Slamdance Film Festival, Page Screenwriting Awards and Cynosure Screenwriting Competition.
Doug teaches the Screenwriting Lab at Playhouse West.