David Bennett Carren is a Houston based producer/screenwriter. He graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor's in Journalism and a minor in English. He worked as a general reporter in Texas before moving to California to begin a career in screenwriting. Over the last three decades David has written and/or produced more than 200 films and television shows in almost every genre or media, from syndicated animation and independent features to CD Rom and prime time TV. His credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stargate SG-1, Buck Rogers, TekWar, Battlestar Galactica, Knightrider, Beauty and the Beast, Diagnosis Murder, Murder She Wrote, and Walker, Texas Ranger. His work on the CBS series Capitol earned him a Writer's Guild Award nomination.
David recently returned to Texas where he has entered independent production. He co-wrote and co-produced Mr. Hell, a horror film shot that starred Tracy Scoggins. It was released through Maverick Entertainment this year.
David is currently in pre-production on My Monster, a family film he will write and produce for Quixote Entertainment. Production is scheduled to begin at David Cuddy's Studio Estates facility outside Austin, Texas in October, 2006.
David has written and performed for the stage. His one act play, Christmas, was produced at the Back Alley Theater in Los Angeles, and he was a founding member of the Lot 26 Players and the Hollywood Theater Club. His acting credits on stage include Telemachus Clay and Seven Keys to Baldpate and his film credits include Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, Martial Law, Diagnosis Murder, and Mr. Hell, in which he played one of the titular character's many victims.
Medallion Books published David's first novel, No Power on Earth, and Stonelock Pictures optioned his second, I've Killed Mother. One of his stories for the Pacific Comics anthology, Alien Worlds, was produced as the “If She Dies” episode of The New Twilight Zone.
David earned his Bachelor's in Journalism at the University of Texas and his Master's in Fine Arts in writing at Spalding University. David was the first screenwriting student at Spalding to earn acceleration due to the production of his feature, Mr. Hell, while he was in the program.
David teaches screenwriting, film marketing, and film production at Houston Community College and CyFair College. He has taught seminars and classes in a variety of additional venues, including UCLA, the Fort Bend Writer's Guild, the Guthrie Center, the Southwest Alternative Media Project, and the Houston Actor's Roundtable.