Since 1996, Mr. Pilliczar has served as Executive Producer and Producer on several motion pictures and TV specials. Most recently in March 2009, Chris is serving as a PRODUCER on the up coming feature project entitled HAMMER HEAD (working title) that will be a co-production between USA and Europe Austria. In January 2008 Chris served as a Producer on the Documentary VALE END HAUNTINGS. Since January 2007 Chris is severing as a EUROPEAN SEGMENT PRODUCER on the TV series entitled REAL DEAL, success stories of real people who have taken the plunge into real-estate investment. Since April 2006 Chris has served as a producer on the feature entitled: EAMONS ROAD. A horror film, that shows extreme special effects. In 2005 he produced "OPPOSITE ATTRACTS" on 35 mm involving cast and crew from four countries (Germany, Austria, England, and America). In October 2005 Chris received a personal invitation for Membership from the Vice President of the AUSTRIAN-AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR NORTH AMERICA. His membership for the AUSTRIAN-AMERICAN COUNCIL remains in good standing. In January 2004 Chris served as an entertainment industry consultant and service provider for the JAPAN EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANIZATION, an organization of the Government of Japan and 40 independent Japanese Producers. The consulting subjects and services included: marketing ideas and methods commonly use in the United States. Evaluating the entertainment products of JETRO and its exhibitors, developing a marketing and presentation strategy. a detailed seminar on how the American Film Market works and how to market and present a film product, opening and closing a deal with territory going rates. Further in January of 2004 Chris was officially entered in the AUSTRIAN FILM ARCHIVE. In May of 2004 Mr. Pilliczar received his official entry in the latest edition of the European Film History Book OESTERREICHER IN HOLLYWOOD (AUSTRIANS IN HOLLYWOOD). This book documents over 400 biographies and 12000 movie and TV productions with Austrian contribution to the film world in Hollywood, from its early beginnings to this very day. (The English version is in development). This book also includes many famous and well-known Austrians like BILLY WILDER, HEDY LAMAR, JOHNNY WEISSMUELLER, PAUL MUNI, FRITZ LANG and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER In March 2004, Chris produced a digital feature entitled THIS FUNNY FEELING. In 2003 Chris executive produced a Documentary entitled "THE SHADOW OF A LEGEND" featuring Elvis Presley, Jr. In October 2002 he produced a short film on 35 mm "JESSE & JESSIE" involving cast and crew from five countries (Germany, Austria, England, Argentina and America). In January 2001, Chris produced an all-star cast experimental film "ARE YOU A SERIAL KILLER?" starring LISA ARNING (ER), AUSTIN PECK (Days of Our Lives) and DAMIAN CHAPA (Under Siege). In January of 2001 Chris established FILM ARTISTS MANAGEMENT (FAM). An organization of Agents and Managers world –wide that manage cast and Talent above and below the line. In Aug. 2000 Chris Executive produced a feature film entitled "ONE HELL OF A DAY". In 1999 he Executive produced a micro budget digital short film that was made into a feature length film entitled "NAOMI'S WEB" which was distributed as a new release at HOLLYWOOD VIDEO STORE chain nation wide, it grossed so far $US 4,000,000. This same year Chris co- produced a 90-minute feature film entitled "MARTY & VIRGINIA". In 1997 Mr. Pilliczar served as an Executive Producer on the 35-mm feature "IRISH WHISKEY" that won BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD, BEST DIRECTING AWARD; it received a THREE STAR rating in the BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE and an excellent write up from Charles Champlin (Los Angeles Times). Since November of 1997, Chris has served as Executive Vice President, Head of Business, Marketing, Sales and Distribution and since May 2008 as President & CEO for FILM ARTISTS NETWORK also known as F.A.N. Chris has brought F.A.N. to its current level. Together with his team, Chris manages F.A.N. as an international organization of Independent filmmakers worldwide, involved in every aspect of filmmaking, including development, funding pre-production, production, post-production, marketing sales and distribution. F.A.N holds offices at the major filmmarkets including NATPE (TV Market), AMERICAN FILM MARKET (AFM) and CANNES FILM MARKET in France, selling film titles, establishing and maintaining business relationships worldwide. He has increasingly established many business relationships with film buyers and distributors, entertainment attorneys and production companies for the purpose of expanding F.A.N. He has initiated co-productions and completed worldwide sales on feature films and documentaries. 1989 Mr. Pilliczar as a Limousine driver on the production side and as an actor in front of the camera for the DALLAS TV series (Episodes #22, 23, 24, 25 entitled YELLOW BRICK ROAD, THE SOUND OF MONEY, GREAT TEXAS WALZ, MISSION TO MOSCOW) with Producer LEONARD KATZMAN, Star Cast: Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy, George Kennedy, Cathy Podewell, Sheree J. Wilson and others. Chris first got involved in the film industry in 1985 working as a double for ROBIN WILLIAMS on MARK & MINDY as well as on several film and television productions including, HIGH HEELS starring JESSICA HAHN, MORTON DOWNEY, JR., KING OF THE STREETS and others. Canadian / Austrian by birth, with adolescent years in Canada and Vienna, Austria, Europe. Mr. Pilliczar became an inventor and businessman, creator of the Award Winning CON-RAD FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM; an energy saving product successfully marketed throughout Europe. In 1984 he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. He speaks fluently in English and German.
Name: Chris Pilliczar
Lives in: Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California
Company: Film Artists Network (FAN)
Occupation: Agent, Distributor and Producer of Marketing & Distribution