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Christopher Moore

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Christopher J. Moore holds two BA degrees in Psychology and Film, and two Masters in Screenwriting, all from California State University, Northridge. He has been a member of the Writers Guild of America, West since 2004. His professional writing career began in 2000, after winning the Nickelodeon Screenwriting fellowship for his feature screenplay. Since then he has written for several major producers in Hollywood, sold screenplays and written for TBS hit shows like "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns". The show "House of Payne", debuted as the highest rated comedy series in cable television history and the #1 TV show in African-American households. In 2008 and 2009, the show won three and four NAACP Image Awards, including Best TV Comedy Series both years. After his stint on "House of Payne" he sold screenplays to major studios. He received a Special Thanks credit for the film, "New in Town." He also has three bestselling novels, "God’s Child", "Waiting For Mr. Right", "The Five Steps of Mr. Washington" and a new novel "The Switch Family". He has also worked on an overseas animated children’s show, "Boing", "The Play Rangers" and completed three produced episodes of his own sitcom he wrote, co- created, and executive produced called "Mi Casa Mi Casa". Currently, he co- executive produced an independent TV pilot drama, titled "Beyond The Badge" which was an official selection in SeriesFest 2019. He also currently has a feature film in preproduction with Tracey Edmonds at Netflix, titled "End of The Road", and currently is a professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts for writing and Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.