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).