RESUME

CHRISTOPHER WARD
41 Lenox Avenue * Stamford, CT 06906 * (203) 912-9500
ward_christopher@hotmail.com

 

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS

Writer/Director/Producer (2000 – present)

NETWORK & FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

Showtime Networks

Senior Writer/Producer/Director (1990-2000)

Senior staff producer of documentaries to support Showtime original programming. Subjects included Olympian Gale Devers, Hiroshima 50th anniversary, CIA traitor Aldrich Ames, serial killer Keith Jesperson, and the first Gulf War. Shot on location all over the world, including Greece, Israel, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Canada. Garnered many major industry honors, including three New York Film Festival Awards & five Cable Ace nominations.

New Line Cinema

CNBC

 The Movie Channel

Staff Writer/Producer (1984-1990)

 CBS-TV

Wrote promo copy for late-nite programming.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

 Playwright

Wrote the two-act play, “The Independents”, which is about the Impressionist artists Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. After a successful staged reading, Curtain Call Inc., a Stamford, CT, community theatre, will produce a full production of the play in 2017.

 State of Connecticut

Appointed Justice of the Peace for the state of Connecticut in 2013. I perform civil marriages and witness official state documents.

 Volunteer Service

Given volunteer service award by Mayor Rudolf Giuliani for work with the NYC Mentorship Program. Awarded special citation by the state of Connecticut for work with their Read to the Blind program.

TEACHING & LECTURING EXPERIENCE

Presently teaching television and film production at New York and Connecticut Universities, including the New Film Academy, the New York Institute of Technology, Quinnipiac University and Western Connecticut State University. Selected to teach television production at NYIT (Manhattan Campus) to undergrad exchange students from Beijing, China. Other college courses taught include Film Directing, Scriptwriting, Production Management, Corporate Video, and Documentary Film Production.

 EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology

            M.A. in Communication Arts with emphasis on digital production and distribution. GPA 4.0

 The Ohio State University

B.A. in Communications with emphasis on film and television production. Worked as a stage manager for live studio programs at WOSU-TV, a PBS affiliate, and was a production assistant for the OSU Buckeyes football games.