» Christian D. Papierniak
Adjunct Faculty

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

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).