Before starting 4th Row Films, Douglas Tirola was Head of Production and Development at Emerging Pictures. Previously, Doug was a partner with Ira Deutchman at Studionext where he served as Head of Production & created the series Cheerleaders with Bob Balaban for Producer Ed Pressman. He has written, produced and directed projects for Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Nickelodeon Movies, Lions Gate Films and Twentieth Century Fox.
Most recently, Doug's screenplay, Victor in December, which he will also direct, was optioned by the Academy Award nominated producer of Gosford Park, Bob Balaban. Victor in December won a Writer's Guild Award for best-unproduced screenplay.