Chris Turner

Chris Turner

Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Chris

Aspiring TV writer by day. Neurotic, frustrated marketing professional by night. Actually, flip that.

Chris Turner is a TV comedy writer who escaped the boredom and faint banjo music of rural Missouri, only to end up living in the smog-choked shadow of the 405 and 10 intersection of west LA.

He’s the proud owner of no official TV industry credits, however, his animated comedy pilot Zombies Anonymous advanced to the Top Ten of Final Draft’s 2015 Big Break screenwriting contest. Chris also made the Second Round of the 2015 Austin Film Festival screenwriting contest with a first draft of another (live action) comedy pilot, Love/Hate.

Chris has been working on TV pilots for the last four years. Focused on half hour comedy, he’s been writing, re-writing, studying (with consultants and in classes) and perfecting. Sweating the details and evolving to that point where he feels his scripts are ready for prime time.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. He’s been an advertising copywriter, online editor and marketing director.

To counteract the soul-deadening effects of the day job, Chris loves to run, rock climb, ride his motorcycle and binge watch TV like his life depends on it. He also likes cheese. A lot. And donuts. Jesus, does he love donuts.

Chris lives with his amazing wife, Amanda, and their awesome dog, Biff – a gorgeous lab-pit bull mix. Chris is available for weddings, public events, bat mitzvahs and writing. Mostly writing.

Awards

  • Top Ten Finalist - Final Draft Big Break (half hour tv pilot)
    (2015)

  • Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival screenwriting contest
    (2015)

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