Douglas Snauffer

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Douglas Snauffer is an author, journalist, media consultant and filmmaker. As a child, he expressed a deep interest in the arts, and later studied English and Communications at Kent State University. He was then hired by the Akron Beacon Journal and spent four years writing human interest stories for the paper. He also found time to write TV and movie reviews, as well as the occasional celebrity profile.

Eventually, Doug began selling articles to national publications like Starlog, Fangoria, Garage, and Alternative Cinema. As an entertainment journalist, he began spending more and more time in Los Angeles on television and film sets, and eventually decided to try his hand at scriptwriting. An old friend, filmmaker J.R. Bookwalter, helped Doug land a scriptwriting position with producer Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment, and he spent three years there churning out scripts for direct-to-video horror fare including Witchouse 2: Blood Coven, The Vault, Killjoy 2: Deliverance From Evil, and Dead & Rotting.

After returning to Ohio, Doug began to write a series of nonfiction books about the television industry: Crime Television (Praeger, 2006), The Show Must Go On (McFarland, 2008), Prime Time Soap Operas (Praeger, 2009), and Finales (Syracus University Press, 2018). He also edited the autobiography of television producer Cy Chermak, The Showrunner: An Insider's Guide To Successful TV Production (Jacobs Brown Press, 2017), and is currently at work on a biography of the late, legendary TV producer Glen A. Larson, creator of such programs as Battlestar Galactica, Magnum, P.I., The Fall Guy, and Knight Rider.