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Jul 20, 2021

Hello, Indie Creatives!

In this episode, we have a conversation with TV & Film Producer Chris Conner. We talk about his anonymity on social media, why Steve Guttenberg was the first Tom Hanks, how to find a mentor, his most challenging time on set, the story of when and why he robbed a Barbecue restaurant, his upcoming stop-motion animation film, and upcoming projects with Hideout Pictures, and how the CMT show 'Still The King' was pitched and sold. Enjoy!

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Chris Conner has been active in the film & television industry for 20 years, working as Producer and Director on projects ranging from feature films, television series, and documentaries to music videos, commercials, concerts, and Pollie Award-winning political campaigns. This body of work has provided him opportunities to work with Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar winners along with senators, congressmen, and a presidential candidate. Chris has produced national television commercials for global brands such as Ford and Merck. And for many years, he’s worked with comedy musical act The Cleverlys as a producer and director. With Hideout Pictures, he was a producer on 2 seasons of CMT’s “Still the King”, on the film “Howard’s Mill,” and worked with them on the Western feature titled “Old Henry”.



The Terminator (film)

The Thing (film)

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (film)

Cocoon (film)

Steve Gutenberg (actor)

Kentucky Fried Movie (film)

Diane Ladd (actress)

Olympia Dukakis (actress)

Susan McGuire (assistant director)

Christopher Stringfield (assistant director)

Pulp Fiction (film)

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (book)

Jim Henson (actor)

The Dark Crystal (film)

Labyrinth (film)

Tom Bancroft (animator)

Still the King (tv series)