May 12, 2010 Christopher Palmer – Environmental and Wildlife Film Producer

List/view program. Original Broadcast May 12, 2010. Christopher Palmer – Environmental and Wildlife Film Producer.

Chris Palmer is an environmental and wildlife film producer who has swum with dolphins and whales, confronted sharks, come face-to-face with Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded hip-deep through an Everglades swamp. He was recently named recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Media at the International Wildlife Film Festival. His book, Shooting in the Wild, will be published in May by Sierra Club Books.

Chris has spent 25 years producing more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the giant screen (IMAX) film industry. His films have been broadcast on the Disney Channel, TBS Superstation, Animal Planet, Home and Garden Television, The Travel Channel, The Outdoor Life Network, the Public Broadcasting System, and in the global system of IMAX theaters. His IMAX films include Whales, Wolves, Dolphins, Bears, India: Kingdom of the Tiger, Coral Reef Adventure, and Grand Canyon Adventure.

He joined the full-time faculty at American University in August 2004 as Distinguished Film Producer in Residence and founded the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at the School of Communication, which he now directs. Chris continues to produce films, give speeches, and conduct workshops across the country. He is currently writing a book about a different kind of wild life—his three daughters and how to be an effective father.

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