Darryl Quarles, screenwriter, director, producer

Darryl J. Quarles is an American film maker, screenwriter, director, producer, lecturer and teacher, who is one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of Hollywood. Darryl was born in Compton, California, where he grew up with five other siblings along with his mother and father.

Darryl’s family left Compton when he was seven and moved to South Central Los Angeles…        read full bio

Filmography

Film

SANFORD AND SON – (Writer/Producer) SONY
Marc Toberoff, Benny Medina, Jeff Pollack (Producer)

SO THIS IS LOVE – Screen Gems (Writer/Director)

ABSOLUTE JUSTICE – (Writer/Producer) Emmett/Furla Films

FAMILY REUNION – (Writer/Producer) WARNER BROTHERS
Antoine Fuqua (Director) Lela Rochon attached

MERCY – (Writer/Producer) Emmett/Furla Films

THIN ICE – (pitch) (Writer/Exec. Producer) REVOLUTION STUDIOS
Cuba Gooding Jr. (Exec Prod./Actor)

BLACK TO AFRICA – (Writer) 20th Century Fox (Animation)
Fried Films

ROAD DOGS – (Writer) Paramount Pictures/Tom Nunan (Producer)

 

THE BOMB – (Rewrite) Warner Brothers/Magic Hallway Pictures

THE LOVE GOD – (Remake) Universal Pictures/Imagine Ent.

BLACK KNIGHT – (Writer/Producer) 20th Century Fox

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE 2 – (Source material and creator) 20th Century Fox
Regency Entertainment, Friendly Productions, You Go Boy Productions

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE – (Writer) 20th Century Fox
Regency Entertainment, Friendly Productions, You Go Boy Productions

IF THE SHOE FITS – (pitch) (Writer/Director) Sony Pictures Releasing
Baumgarten Management

 

STRAY DAWGZ – (Writer/Exec. Producer) New Line Cinema
Cube Vision/The Firm (Ice Cube attached)

FREAKNIK – (Writer) New Line Cinema
Metropolitan Filmexporer

COURT ORDERED – (Writer) Sony Pictures Releasing
Martin Lawrence attached

GUESS WHO’S PRESIDENT – (Writer)
Chris Tucker attached as actor/producer

RAT RACE – (Writer)Buena Vista Pictures/Bruckheimer Films

THERE GOES THE HOOD – (Writer) Universal Pictures

SOLDIER BOYZ – Motion Picture Corporation of America

Television

McG/BIG BOY RADIO STATION COMEDY – (PILOT) Fox Broadcasting
Writer/Exec. Producer

THE PARENT’HOOD – (Producer) WB Network

SOLIDER BOYZ – HBO

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR – (Producer) NBC

CLEGHORNE– (Story Editor) Fox

 

FAMILY TIES – (writer) Paramount Television

AMEN – (writer) Carson Productions

UNDER ONE ROOF – Fox 2008

Video Game Creator

UNDERGROUND BOUNTY HUNTER – interactive online video game
(Writer/Director/Producer)

Keynote Speaker Lecture Topics

DARRYL QUARLES: BEATING THE ODDS: WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY GRADUATE.
Darryl recounts the difficult struggles of growing up as an extreme economically disadvantaged African American youth from a large family in one of the most dangerous and crime infested inner cities in the country.

Darryl tells his story of how he beat the odds of failure and of becoming a criminal statistic, to become one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of Hollywood in a very thought provoking and enlightening way that not only inspires, but motivates all who hear his message to become believers in themselves and determined to succeed.

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT, DON’T LET LIFE MAKE YOU: HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS.
While as a society we are taught to conform and accept our life and limitations, Darryl talks about how to live your life in a way that defies accepting the life you are expected to accept, and change the way you live your life to make your life the successful life you desire.

Darryl speaks candidly on the subject of self-determination over circumstances. His powerful message filled with his own life experiences inspire, and bring a strong sense of inner power to all who listen.

CEO: CHASING EVERY OPPORTUNITY: HOW TO SUCCEED AT ACHIEVING YOUR CAREER AND LIFE GOALS.
Darryl shares his life long motto and strategy that he has coined from the well known corporate associated initials, CEO, that he used to created a personal life and career strategy model to obtain success based on his own definition of these initials which he calls “Chasing Every Opportunity.”

Darryl speaks about how he took those the three well know corporate associated initials, and created a philosophy of how to live life in a way that will guarantee you success in your career and in your personal life.

THE SUBJECT OF THE FEATURE FILM INDUSTRY: HOW TO SUCCEED.
In one of the toughest industries in the world to crack into, Darryl gives first hand knowledge on not only how to crack into the feature film business, but how to succeed in it. Darryl’s first hand knowledge and advice comes from having sold several famous spec feature film projects to all the major film studios, and from thirty-five years of being an “A” list working professional in the feature film industry.

Darryl’s stories and strategies of how to succeed in the film industry are not only informative, but they are also creative, proven and entertaining.

THE SUBJECT OF THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY: THE BUSINESS OF TV
Darryl speaks about the world of television from the standpoint of being a writer, producer, show creator and show runner, as those rolls pertains to the business side of television. Darryl’s first hand knowledge which has been gathered from his many years of experience from being a successful television writer, executive producer, show creator, and show runner, is not only very informative but also very inspiring. Darryl also gives out-of-the-box advice on how to create a television show that will be attractive to networks from a business and creative stand point, and he also speaks on how to successfully navigate the complicated political waters of the television industry, and how to develop valuable relationships in the industry from the ground up for future success.
A HEART BEATS LOUD: DARRYL QUARLES’ LIFE STORY
Darryl J. Quarles is an American film maker, screenwriter, director, producer, lecturer and teacher whom is one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of Hollywood. Darryl was born in Compton California where he grew up with five other siblings, along with his mother and father.

Darryl’s family left Compton when he was seven and moved to South Central Los Angeles… read full bio

Trailers and Video Clips

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