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B. Mark Seabrooks
B. Mark Seabrooks
Adjunct Professor

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Born in Louisville Kentucky, B. Mark Seabrooks began his career in the arts studying playwriting at The Walden Theatre under the tutelage of Nancy Niles Sexton.  After graduating from Saint Frances DeSales High School, Mr. Seabrooks attended Howard University where he received his BFA with a concentration in acting.  He received his AEA card while a cast member of the equity house Stage One: Louisville Children’s Theatre.  

In the fall of 1990, B. Mark arrived in Hollywood the recipient of the Paramount Pictures/Eddie Murphy Screenwriting Fellowship Award.  From 1990 to 1991 he worked with Eddie Murphy and his production team honing his skills as a screenwriter from a Hollywood studio perspective.  While at Paramount B. Mark was tutored in the craft of pitching by Hollywood veterans Larry Y. Albucher, Don Granger, and Kevin Jones.  He also had the privilege of spending two months working along side the writing staff of Star Trek: The Next Generation with sci-fi icons Michael Piller (Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica reboot), and the legendary Gene Roddenberry.  

Immediately following The Paramount Fellowship, B. Mark landed his first job as a staff writer for the critically acclaimed CBS sitcom The Royal Family.  The Royal Family proved to be a double blessing: it not only provided B. Mark with an entry into the world of sitcoms but it also gave him the opportunity to work with his childhood hero and comedy legend, Redd Foxx.  Following The Royal Family, B. Mark had a long and successful run in the half hour world.  He was a staff writer on the NBC comedy Out All Night and the groundbreaking Fox Network sketch comedy series In Living Color.  He became a co-producer on the, TGIF staple Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, and became the co-executive producer on the first hit sitcom for the WB Network The Steve Harvey Show.  B. Mark was a supervising producer on the UPN series Second Time Around starring Nicole Ari Parker (Boogie Nights) and Boris Kojo.  He served as supervising producer of the UPN series “CUTS” starring Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie) and pop music superstar, Marques Houston (Immature) and.  He has written sketch comedy for Nick Cannon, Mike Epps, and a one-man show for Cedric The Entertainer, and he has created and developed such situation comedy pilots as, My Hero, for Fox Studios, The WuShu Kid, and the subsequent Disney Channel Movie, Brenda Wu: Homecoming Warrior for Disney, and the cutting edge pilot, Standup Guy for HBO.  In 2010, thanks to his mentor, esteemed playwright and screenwriter Richard Wesley, B. Mark embarked on a journey as an Assistant Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts: Asia in Singapore. For nearly four years, B. Mark created a curriculum that included courses in screen and television writing, sketch, storytelling, and standup comedy while helping to establish and create local cultural events such as story slams, improv and standup comedy events throughout Singapore. While in South East Asia, he created and taught writing work shop in Malaysia, and taught courses for Singapore’s broadcasting giant Mediacorp. In 2011 B. Mark served as a Consulting Producer on the BET hit series Let’s Stay Together. In 2015, Mediacorp brought B. Mark back to Singapore to host another writing course for up and coming producers who are now established writers in the Singapore media industry. He was also hired as a development consultant on the half hour comedy, 99.9 Almost Perfect. He has also worked as an individual consultant on various feature and television projects, worked with television power house Bunim/Murray on the true crime documentary, Surviving R Kelly, and is a writer and consultant for media startup Black Prime Entertainment.

B. Mark Seabrooks was married once, and is the father of three amazing young people. He currently lives in Los Angeles, Ca.