Chris Auer

Chris Auer

Chris Auer

Chris Auer

  • B.A., theater, State University of New York at Albany, 1977
  • M.A., communication, Regent University, 1981
First year at SCAD:

"All of the great films and television shows of the past. Every generation needs to understand where we came from to help us know where we're going."


Executive producer and creator of "Big Brother Jake" (The Family Channel); staff writer for "The Cosby Show" (Carsey-Werner/NBC); associate writer for "As the World Turns" (Procter & Gamble/CBS); story editor for "Diamonds" (USA Network/CBS); supervising producer/writer for "More True Stories from Touched by an Angel" (CBS) and "The Mysterious Man of the Shroud" (CBS)

Awards, recognition and honors

Emmy nomination for "As The World Turns"


Writers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, University Film and Video Association

Publications and presentations

  • "The Littlest Magi," Zonderkidz, 2004
  • "The Legend of the Sand Dollar," Zonderkidz, 2005
  • "Molly and the Good Shepherd," Zonderkidz, 2005
  • "A Thief, A Stranger, and A Pack of Lies," Zonderkidz, 2005
  • "The Chinese Puzzle Box," Zonderkidz, 2005
  • "The Forgotten Room," Zonderkidz, 2005
  • "Hidden in Plain Sight," Zonderkidz, 2010

Previous Positions

Writer and producer for network and cable television since 1981, including situation comedy, drama, documentary and daytime drama; development deals with Castlerock, Universal and The Family Channel

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • FILM 105 Preproduction
  • FILM 106 Introduction to Screenwriting
  • FILM 215 Screenwriting
  • FILM 310 Television Comedy Writing
  • FILM 315 Advanced Screenwriting
  • FILM 431 Film and Television Senior Project I
  • FILM 450 Off-campus: Los Angeles
  • FILM 707 Screenwriting
  • FILM 726 The Screenplay Adaptation
  • FILM 762 Writing for Television: Drama
  • FILM 763 Writing for Television: Comedy
  • FILM 769 The Television Pilot