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Christopher Moore

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Christopher J. Moore holds two B.A. 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. 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 a screenplay to Tracey Edmonds Our Stories Films / Weinstein Company. He also has three bestselling novels, God’s Child, Waiting For Mr. Right and The Five Steps of Mr. Washington. He is also currently working on an overseas animated children’s show, Boing, The Play Rangers and has just finished three episodes of a new sitcom he co- created and executive produced called, Mi Casa Mi Casa. He also has a feature film at Lionsgate that’s in preproduction.