With over 30 years of entertainment industry experience, David Stanley’s background encompasses a unique combination of creative, business, management, and legal positions, working for or with virtually every broadcast and cable network, major studio and independent production/distribution company, agency and law firm.
As a creative executive, Stanley has amassed a slate of extensive and diverse Executive Producer credits that has firmly established him as one of television’s leading independent producers of Alternative Programming, including ABC’s hit shows “The Mole,” “Celebrity Mole Hawaii,” and Celebrity Mole Yucatan”; “The Man Show” at Comedy Central; two incarnations of “The Joe Schmo Show” and “Oblivious” at Spike TV; the long-running “Shop ‘til You Drop” on Lifetime, ABC Family, and PAX/ION TV, and the CableACE Award-Winning kids’ game show “Legends of the Hidden Templ.”. Other noteworthy Executive Producer credits include “Fame,” for NBC; “Popstars,” for The WB; “Loveline,” for MTV; “Winning Lines” for CBS; “Bobcat’s Big Ass Show” for FX; “I Can’t Believe You Said That!” for FOX Family Channel; and “Fun House” for FOX Kids Network, and several of the record-selling Jane Fonda exercise videos. Stanley most recently Executive Produced an original series for Nickelodeon, the MTV World Aids Day special “I’m Positive,” and pilots for NBC daytime syndication and TBS primetime.
As a lawyer and business executive, Stanley’s extensive professional history has included stints at leading entertainment firms as well as NBC, MGM/UA, Metromedia and Lorimar Television where he served as Executive Vice President overseeing the business and financial needs of a dozen network primetime series including “Dallas” and “Falcon Crest” and the sitcoms “Perfect Strangers,” “Full House” and “Family Matters,” as well as the original Telepictures incarnations of “The People’s Court,” “Love Connection,” and countless other network and syndicated pilots and series. He later went on to become Senior Vice President of Warner Bros., Inc. before forming Stone Stanley Entertainment in 1990. There he built one of the most prolific, long-lasting independent production companies in television history, producing dozens of original pilots and series, including over 2500 episodes of television. In the last full year of the successful 14-year partnership, the company employed nearly a thousand freelance employees and grossed in excess of $50 million.
His eclectic background also includes having served as the elected Mayor of the City of Hidden Hills, California, and having composed, performed, and produced much of the music for Stone Stanley Entertainment’s productions.
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