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Doug Stanley

Creator / Producer


“Doug Stanley earned the respect of men who are very stingy with their respect, and reset the boundaries for filming in high risk environments” 

- Mike Rowe

A Bit About Doug Stanley



For the first seven years of the production of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch”, Doug Stanley served dual roles, both as a Founding Producer, and as the Series Director of Photography.  While it is for these roles that Doug is best known, his career in television spans nearly three decades and more than 100 shows.


Through this time, television has morphed and adapted and much of it can now be called “streaming”.   Doug has been engaged and active through these shifts, working in nearly every genre of television from national news, crime TV, music events and NASCAR, to all types of reality, documentary and non-fiction series.


Doug has been one of a handful of instrumental producers responsible for reshaping the non-fiction genre.  His edge of the earth and high risk TV series are widely known for influencing the rise of non-fiction programming in general, inspiring many copy cats and encouraging spinoffs.  


If you ask Doug, he will tell you that he is just doing what he loves. “I am essentially a visual storyteller that loves to see the story pass through the lens”   


For excellence in his work, Doug Stanley has garnered Eight Primetime Emmy Nominations and has been honored to receive Two Primetime Emmy Awards.  In addition, Doug has been nominated for a Producer’s Guild Award and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Film Foundation.

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