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Christopher Canaan

Christopher won an Emmy with Michael Mann for the mini-series, Camerena: Drug Wars. He has written and produced movies and mini-series for CBS, NBC, ABC, The Family Channel, Fox, USA, Show Time, Hallmark and Starz Encore, including Cries Unheard, with Hillary Swank, Robinson Crusoe, starring Pierce Brosnan, and Dashiell Hammett’s The House On Turk Street, starring Samuel L. Jackson. Additionally, he has scribed Gabriel’s Fire, starring James Earl Jones, and was co-creator of the CBS series, Walker, Texas Ranger. His screen adaptations include the works of works of Elmore Leonard, Anne Rice and Robert Ludlum. In summer 2008 The Lifetime Network aired his current film, Little Girl Lost. Canaan holds an MFA in Theater from University of California San Diego. He has performed in regional theater at the Old Globe Theater, the Los Angeles Music Center and the professional repertory companies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Dartmouth College, and Tufts University. For the last several years, Canaan has taught screenwriting for the Writers Program at UCLA Extension and lectured at various universities, including University of California, Berkeley and California Lutheran University. Canaan is a member of the faculty at the Academy of Cinema in Athens, Greece where he taught the Michael Chekhov Technique and creative writing. He currently teaches screenwriting for National University.