Steve Stark is President of Kelsey Grammer’s Grammnet Productions which counts the hit comedy series GIRLFRIENDS among its successes. In addition to overseeing development, Stark serves as Executive Producer on MEDIUM.
Before joining Grammnet, Stark was executive vice president of Development for Columbia TriStar Television where he oversaw the development of drama, comedy and alternative programming for the studio’s Network TV division. During that time, Stark’s team launched The WB’s “Everwood” among others. Before coming to Columbia TriStar, Stark was a nine-year Paramount veteran, last serving as senior vice president of current programs for the Network Television Division. At Paramount, Stark oversaw the production of over 1,300 episodes of the division’s series, including FRASIER, CHEERS, J.A.G., BECKER, NASH BRIDGES, GIRLFRIENDS, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, SOUL FOOD, WINGS, BROOKLYN BRIDGE, THE UNTOUCHABLES AND NOW & AGAIN which began his relationship with fellow producers Glenn Gordon Caron, Ronald Schwary and Rene Echevarria.
Prior to Paramount, Stark was a writer/producer at Universal Television last serving as vice president of creative affairs for Al Burton Productions. In addition to those duties, Stark served as a production consultant on the syndicated comedy “Charles In Charge” and as a writer & co-producer for two seasons on an updated version of the venerable “Lassie” franchise. During his tenure at Universal, Stark began an early writing career by selling an hour pilot script to CBS, a two-hour MOW script to the USA Network and produced a comedy/reality pilot he co-created for NBC.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Television from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Stark was invited to join Producer Bob Banner in Los Angeles to help him develop a new-talent series similar to the student television project he had conceived and produced while a senior at Northwestern. Within four months of their collaboration with syndication mogul Al Masini, the pilot episode of the original “Star Search” was completed. During the next four years as casting supervisor, Stark scouted and screened over thirty thousand performers in more than thirty cities from New York to Los Angeles. In that time, Stark helped launch some notable careers of over three hundred comics, singers, actors and bands.
Stark is the recipient of the Entertainment Industries Council Special Commendation, a Genesis Award, and is an Imagen Award nominee. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.