Duncan Birmingham is a writer, TV producer and filmmaker in Los Angeles.
He started his career writing for The Weekly World News ("the world's most outrageous tabloid") before becoming a reporter and editor for Boston area newspapers and later adjunct faculty at Emerson College. After moving to Los Angeles he sold numerous screenplays including "Swingles" which was featured on The Black List and sold to Paramount where Cameron Diaz became attached.
He helped create the IFC series Maron (with Marc Maron) and was a writer and executive producer on the show as well as a writer and co-executive producer on the Jonathan Ames show Blunt Talk on Starz. He's written on a variety of other series including HBO’s David Fincher project Videosyncrazy and sold his own original shows including his comedy Foodies to AMC.
His fiction has appeared in literary magazines including Brooklyn vol 1, Maudlin House, Joyland, nerve, Word Riot, Satire, Opium, Story Chord, The Oxford Review and Mystery Tribune. His essays have been featured in Joyland, Forge, nerve and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. He's the author of the tasteless humor book, Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves (Random House).
Short films he’s written and directed have played at festivals including Sundance, AFI, GenArt, Miami Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, San Diego Film Festival, Williamstown Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, HorrorHound Weekend, New York No Limits and the New York Film Festival.
• 'Mrs. W Needs Her Beauty Sleep' [Word Riot]