Steve Stark is President, Television Production & Development of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM). In his role, he is responsible for all scripted content, from concept to production; partnerships with multi-platform broadcasters including network, cable and digital outlets; and development of new productions, including reinvigorating MGM’s stellar library. MGM Television has numerous award-winning scripted and unscripted series on-air including The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Fargo (FX); Vikings (HISTORY); Teen Wolf (MTV); the upcoming scripted series Get Shorty (EPIX) and Condor (AT&T Audience Network); The Voice (NBC); Survivor (CBS); Shark Tank (ABC); Beat Shazam (FOX); and the upcoming unscripted series Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME (ABC).
Since 2011, Stark has overseen the development of new content for MGM Television, elevating the studio and creating award-winning scripted television. Stark is responsible for the studio’s production efforts including the drama series The Handmaid’s Tale, which was renewed for a second season by Hulu after only four episodes aired; Fargo, the Emmy and Golden Globe® award-winning limited series co-produced with FX Productions, currently airing the third installment starring Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon; the 20-episode 6th season of Teen Wolf with MTV; the critically acclaimed series Vikings, lead by Michael Hirst, with HISTORY; the upcoming series Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, premiering August 13 on EPIX; and Condor, the 10-episode straight-to-series drama inspired by Paramount’s Sydney Pollack 1975 political thriller Three Days of the Condor with AT&T Audience Network.
Stark joined MGM from Steve Stark Productions where he served as President and Executive Producer, leading the company to an overall deal with NBC/Universal Television. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for overseeing or producing more than 1,900 episodes of television. At the helm of Steve Stark Productions, he served as Executive Producer on USA Network’s series Fairly Legal, in partnership with Universal Cable Productions and the NBC series The Event in partnership with Universal Television. His credits also include Executive Producer on CBS’ long-running series Medium, starring Emmy®-winner Patricia Arquette. Prior to forming his own company, Stark developed Medium while serving as President of Grammnet Productions where he also executive produced three seasons of The CW’s The Game and the U.S. adaptation of The Sketch Show for FBC.
Beginning his career while still in college at Northwestern University, Stark worked with producer Bob Banner on the pilot episode and several subsequent seasons of Star Search. He has previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Development at Columbia Tri-Star Network Television, overseeing the development of drama, comedy and alternative programming. He has also served as Senior Vice President, Current Programming at Paramount Network Television where he shepherded multiple episodes of such series as Frasier, Cheers, J.A.G., Becker, Nash Bridges, Girlfriends, Star Trek: Voyager, Soul Food, Wings, Brooklyn Bridge, The Untouchables, Now and Again and Sister, Sister, among many others.
Stark is the recipient of the Entertainment Industries Council Special Commendation, a Genesis Award, The Prism Award, The Golden Reel Award and an Imagen Awards nomination. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Screen Actors Guild.