Acclaimed writer and executive producer Christopher Keyser is currently in Massachusetts as showrunner for a new as-yet-untitled series for Netflix in production for premiere in 2019.
Most recently Keyser was co-showrunner and executive producer of the Amazon original series The Last Tycoon in 2017, and the showrunner for the last season of Tyrant on FX.
Keyser's credits include feature films Benefit of the Doubt for Miramax and the independent film Highland Park. In television he co-created the groundbreaking drama series, Party of Five, with creative partner Amy Lippman, which ran for six years on Fox and won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, as well the Humanitas Prize among other honors. As an established team in the entertainment business, Keyser and Lippman went on to create such shows as Time of Your Life, Significant Others, and Lone Star. Keyser and Lippman are also producing a new version of Party of Five for Freeform.
Notably, Christopher Keyser also served as President of the Writer's Guild of America, West from 2011 - 2015.
BIO: Christopher Keyser
Christopher Keyser is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After graduating, he became a political speechwriter and served as the chief speechwriter for Governor Bruce Babbitt’s presidential campaign in 1988.
Starting his screenwriting career in 1988, Keyser’s credits include Benefit of the Doubt for Miramax and the independent film Highland Park, which was completed this year. He is currently preparing to direct his own script, A Great Education. In television, he writes with a partner, Amy Lippman. Together, they have worked on series ranging from L.A. Law to Equal Justice and Sisters. In 1994, they created the drama series Party of Five, which ran for six years on Fox and won, among other honors, the Golden Globe for Best Drama and the Humanitas Prize. Keyser and Lippman went on to create such shows as Time of Your Life and Significant Others. This past September, their latest series, Lone Star, premiered on Fox.
Mr. Keyser is also a partner in the political media company First Tuesday. He serves on the Boards of the Curtis School and of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, as well as on the Board of Trustees of the I Have a Dream Foundation, Los Angeles.