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Chris Palmer

School: American University
Field of Teaching: Distinguished Film Producer in Residence and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Website Reference: http://www.american.edu/soc/faculty/palmer.cfm
Major Achievements: Chris Palmer is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is also a speaker, author, and environmental and wildlife film producer. He has swum with dolphins and whales, come face-to-face with sharks and Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded hip-deep through Everglade swamps. Over the past thirty years, he has spearheaded the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime-time television and the IMAX film industry, work that won him and his colleagues many awards, including two Emmys and an Oscar nomination. And from this treasure trove of experience came his two controversial and entertaining memoirs about the dark side of wildlife filmmaking: Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker (2015) and Shooting in the Wild (2010). In 2004, Chris joined American University’s full-time faculty as Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at the School of Communication. There he founded, and currently directs, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Chris is also president of the One World One Ocean Foundation, a multimillion-dollar global media campaign to save the oceans. Visit ChrisPalmerOnline.com for more information about Chris Palmer.




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