Department of Communication

Chriss Williams

Williams

Office:   Hobart Hall 106
Phone:   (973) 720-2431
Email:Williamsc@wpunj.edu
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Department: Communication
Position: Assistant Professor: Film
Area Specialization: Film Production and Theory.

Education:
M.F.A., New York University
B.S. Montclair State University

Professional Accomplishments  

Director/Writer/Editor: 
"ASBURY PARK" 90 minute feature film. Premiere screening October 1996
Lincoln Center "Independent's Night" series.
Winner of the 1997 Gordon Parks Award for Directing.
Selected for the 1998 Palm Springs Film Festival and the 1999 Atlanta Film Festival

"BLOODS ON THE MOON" 22 minute short. Winner: 1993 Time Warner/ Warner Bros. Fellowship for Excellence in Filmmaking. Dean's Choice Award at the NYU Film Festival.
"SUCKIN' LEMONS" 12 minute short. Winner: 1989 New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival

Feature Film Experience:  
"CROOKLYN" Assistant to the Director: Spike Lee. Universal Pictures, June - October 1993.

"SEPARATE BUT EQUAL" Assistant to the Casting Director. Winner of the 1990 Emmy award for Best Casting.

"HOPFROG" Assistant Casting Director. Julie Taymor: Director
American Playhouse/PBS. 1991.

Teaching Experience: 
9/97 to 2000 BOSTON UNIVERSITY - College of Communication, Department of Film Assistant Professor of Film

9/99 to 2000 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - Undergraduate Film Department
Adjunct Professor of Film

8/96 to 6/97 COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO - Film and Video Department
Professor of Film

8/94 to 6/96 MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY - Fine Arts Department
Adjunct Professor of Filmmaking

8/95 to 8/96 NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
Instructor of Film

6/93 to 10/93 CROOKLYN'S IN DA HOUSE, INC.
Assistant to the Director: Spike Lee

1/93 to 5/93 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - Graduate Film Department
Teaching Assistant - Second Year Graduate Master's Class with Spike Lee.

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