Chris Papierniak


Chris Papierniak

BFA Film

Chris Papierniak earned his BA in English from the University of Southern California in 1997 and an MFA in Directing from The American Film Institute in 2001.

Chris is a veteran writer/director/producer who has worked in both the television and film industries since 2001. For television, he has created and executive produced shows for ABC, NBC, Sony and Lifetime. In film, he has worked as a writer/director/producer with Universal, Paramount, New Line, Lion’s Gate Films, Fox Searchlight and Warner Brothers.

On the Web, he was the co-founder of the popular website SnobStyleTV, where he also served as producer/director for all webisode content. In 2001 he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film” (along with notables such as Ryan Gosling).