Christian Taylor (screenwriter)
17 July 1968 |
As a student at New York University, Taylor wrote and directed the thesis film, “The Lady in Waiting,” which won the Gold Medal for Best Dramatic Film at the 1992 Student Academy Awards and went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.
Taylor began writing on the HBO drama Six Feet Under in 2001, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in 2002. Taylor’s script for the season 2 episode, “In Place of Anger,” was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award in 2003.
He wrote, directed, and starred in the 2002 independent film, Showboy, which won the Douglas Hickox Award for best directorial debut at the British Independent Spirit Awards and was named Best Picture at the Milan International Film Festival.
In 2003, Taylor became a writer and producer on ABC’s dramatic series Miracles, before beginning work on the first season of the network’s breakout hit, Lost.
In 2008, he co-created Fox's sci-fi crime drama New Amsterdam.
He went on to become head writer on Lucasfilm’s animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars writing episodes for the show’s third, fourth, and fifth seasons and receiving a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.
Taylor’s relationship with MTV began with the 2009 release of the horror miniseries, Valemont, which he wrote. He returned to MTV as a writer, director, and co-executive producer on Teen Wolf during the show’s second, third, and fourth seasons.
In 2014, Taylor was hired as the showrunner and executive producer for MTV’s drama-thriller series Eye Candy, starring Victoria Justice. Production began in New York City in September of 2014, and the ten-episode first season was released in January 2015.
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