Chris Modoono is an award-winning writer/director residing in Los Angeles, and occasionally New York. Tenured – the 2015 feature he co-wrote and directed, for Fox Digital studio, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and won the audience award at the Maui Film Festival. It’s a Hit! – (Abby Elliott, Tim Matheson) a TV pilot he co-created and directed for The Orchard, won the Virgin Produced award at SeriesFest Season 2. The Orchard premiered the pilot (broken up into 6 webisodes) on Funny Or Die. Chris is also on the roster at Hungry Man Productions, where he has directed several commercials. including the “Untold Stories” Campaign for AT&T and the Tribeca Film Festival . The campaign is designed to champion underrepresented voices by giving grants to new filmmakers. Some of the talent Chris directed for the spot includes Robert DeNiro, Katie Holmes, Whoopi Goldberg, Lee Daniels, Coral Pena, Naya Rivera, Michael Rapaport, Chazz Palmenteri, and John Baptiste. Chris teaches screen acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and screenwriting at New York Film Academy – Burbank. At a towering 6 feet 5 inches, he possesses the unique competitive advantage of being able to spot colleagues in a crowded area quickly.