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Mark Staufer

Writer

Journalism graduate Mark Staufer first won fame as an 89FM DJ. After engaging in gonzo journalism on late night TV show Newsnight, he headed to Australia and became a co-presenter on Sex/Life. In the UK, he directed midnight movie slot Sci-Fright and helped run a cable channel. A multi-media book is in development; his screenplays include a biopic of comedian Bill Hicks, to be directed by longtime friend Russell Crowe.

... there’s a year-round creative vibrancy to the city that makes you feel excited every morning because every day, any day, anything can happen. [...] There are palm trees, and meetings and you occasionally bump into Martin Henderson at Coffee Bean buying a double Caramel Frappucino. Mark Staufer, on living in LA