About me, my market, and what I love most about my work:
I’ve been a journalist for over 20 years, working at great TV stations like WGN (home of Dean Richards), WDIV (home of Greg Russell) and now KVVU (Fox5) in fabulous Las Vegas! After working for years as the Executive Producer of the nationally syndicated entertainment news show Celebrity Page TV I’m now the producer/booker for More, the #1 lifestyle/entertainment TV show in Vegas. I love living in the entertainment capital of the world. Our show covers everything from new movies and TV to the hottest shows on the strip. I’ve been obsessed with this industry my whole life, and it’s a dream come true to get to share that passion with our loyal viewers and readers.
This is my passion project, or passion in general:
Being a part of the LGBTQ+ committee is a true honor. This talented team has been working hard to plan the first-ever CCA Celebration of LGBTQ+ TV and Cinema. While we may be delayed due to the strike, I’m so proud to be a small part of this monumentally important event.
What it means to me to be part of the CCA:
It’s been my experience that critics are the ones who love TV and movies the most. The CCA is the best of the best and I love reading and watching everyone’s work, and feeling your passion for the projects we cover. It’s infectious and inspiring to be around other people who love what they do, who take it seriously and who share that love with their audiences all over the world!
My favorite film/TV series that I am currently watching and why:
I’ve been immersing myself in new content with authentic LGBTQ+ storylines. From Queen Charlotte to Somebody Somewhere, The Other Two, With Love, Drag Me to Dinner and Never Have I Ever. Never could I ever have dreamed there would be so many great shows to choose from with fully-realized queer characters. It’s an exciting time in the industry!
My social media and where you can find my work:
@producer_darren on Instagram and @morefox5