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DBP Donut is the creative studio founded by Mark & Jay Duplass, Charlie Leahy & Nigel Lopez-McBean specializing in the creation of avant-garde, premium short and mid-form original content for digital platforms and networks, as well as unique audience-led content and films for brands. 

Named one of Fast Company’s 2019 Most Innovative Companies in Film & TV, DBP Donut produced the first-ever original scripted Disney series to premiere on YouTube – ‘SHOOK’ and has partnered with EKO to produce a slate of interactive live-action narrative series. 

HOW?

We are a creative studio combining the premium talents of The Duplass Brothers creative family, a global collective of cutting edge creators to deliver unique entertainment solutions for brand, streaming & digital platforms.

Our Team

  • Charlie Leahy

    Founder & Creative Director

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    Charlie Leahy

    Founder & Creative Director

  • Nigel Lopez-McBean

    Founder & Managing Director

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    Nigel Lopez-McBean

    Founder & Managing Director

  • Dani Ruiz

    VP, Production

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    Dani Ruiz

    VP, Production

  • Mark Duplass

    Founder & Creative Director

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    Mark Duplass

    Founder & Creative Director

    I’m Co-Founder & Engagement Director @ DBP Donut based in Los Angeles & NYC.

    DBP Donut is The Duplass Brothers creative shop creating entertainment-led content for brands and platforms bringing an indie sensibility to new audiences.

    Welcome to my project portfolio featuring things I’ve led, things I’ve said and other highlights.

    I have a few professional passions but my number one is audiences. What makes them tick, what works and what’s the hook that makes people want to watch. It’s an art, a science and pub argument at the same time.

    I’m a devotee of what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calls “Informed intuition.” It works.

    I was educated at Middlesex University, London (BA Social Policy) & Goldsmiths, University of London (MA Creative Writing) and started my career at the BBC.

    LinkedIn does a great job of chronicling the rest.

    Thanks!

    N

  • Jay Duplass

    Founder & Creative Director

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    Jay Duplass

    Founder & Creative Director

    I’m Co-Founder & Engagement Director @ DBP Donut based in Los Angeles & NYC.

    DBP Donut is The Duplass Brothers creative shop creating entertainment-led content for brands and platforms bringing an indie sensibility to new audiences.

    Welcome to my project portfolio featuring things I’ve led, things I’ve said and other highlights.

    I have a few professional passions but my number one is audiences. What makes them tick, what works and what’s the hook that makes people want to watch. It’s an art, a science and pub argument at the same time.

    I’m a devotee of what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calls “Informed intuition.” It works.

    I was educated at Middlesex University, London (BA Social Policy) & Goldsmiths, University of London (MA Creative Writing) and started my career at the BBC.

    LinkedIn does a great job of chronicling the rest.

    Thanks!

    N

  • Rachel Goldfinger

    Development Coordinator

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    Rachel Goldfinger

    Development Coordinator

  • Linas Phillips

    Creator/Producer

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    Linas Phillips

    Creator/Producer