» Christian D. Papierniak
Adjunct Faculty

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Christian D. Papierniak
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Education
The American Film Institute, Master of Fine Arts in Directing
Biography

Chris Papierniak is a veteran writer/director/producer who has worked in both the television and film industries for the last ten years. For television he has created/executively produced shows for ABC, NBC, Fox, Sony and Lifetime in addition to advising/consulting on shows for those networks.

In film, Papierniak has worked as a writer/director/producer with Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros/ New Line, Lion's Gate Films, and Fox Searchlight. In 2001 he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film".

He is a graduate of both the University of Southern California (BA, Fiction Writing/Literature) and The American Film Institute (MFA, Directing).