TU. 7.27.21


Title: The A-List - Hollywood Directors 
Description: Award winning directors Lewis Teague (Cujo, Cat’s Eyes), Roger Christiansen (Friends, Hannah Montana) are sharing career advice and insights into their exciting careers and working in Hollywood.
Roger Christiansen and Lewis Teague will be talking about their experiences directing many successful cult classics and TV hit series (e.g. "Friends", Hannah Montana, "Cujo", "Jewel of the Nile, Navy Seals and more) and working with actors like Jeniffer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Katherine Turner, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, Charlie Sheen, Brooke Shields, Christina Applegate, Courteney Cox, Eric Idle, Vicki Lawrence, Dolly Parton, Kiki Palmer, Larry David and Ray Romano and more. Also, due to their experiences working with filmmakers in foreign countries, Roger Christiansen and Lewis Teague are offering a wealth of knowledge from an International perspective. Roger Christiansen, with a heavy background in filming in Asian countries, is willing to share about how he brought his vast experience in film and television to work with Asian writers, directors, actors, producers and students and start to build a bridge between the two cultures and industries.
Roger Christiansen Bio:
Director Roger S. Christiansen, known for Friends, Hannah Montana. Roger's affable manner and knack for working and communicating with actors of all ages has garnered him the distinction of directing on many successful series (e.g. Friends and Hannah Montana) and afforded him the privilege of working with actors like Jeniffer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, Brooke Shields, Christina Applegate, Courteney Cox, Eric Idle, Vicki Lawrence, Dolly Parton, Kiki Palmer, Larry David and Ray Romano. Roger S. Christiansen has established a stellar reputation as a leading Tween Comedy Director with his most recent credits being, Haunted Hathaways, Dog With A Blog, Instant Mom, Shake It Up, Austin & Ally, How To Rock. Other Tween cable show directing credits include iCarly, Imagination Movers, Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, True Jackson VP and Corey In The House .Roger's ability to attend to the demand for tight production/shooting schedules have provided him the opportunity to also direct network sit-com television episodes of Friends, Suddenly Susan, Girlfriends and For Your Love. With his creative vision for realizing the original ideas of producers and writers, Roger has also garnered an Emmy award for his contribution on Friends and an Outstanding Director nomination from BET for Girlfriends. Roger is a member of the Directors Guild of America. Between directing network television series for Disney, Nickelodeon, NBC, CW, Roger has shared his experience and knowledge by lecturing and teaching at film schools all over the world.


Lewis Teague Bio

Director Lewis Teague was born in Brooklyn, New York. Teague fell in love with films at age 14 when he saw The Steel Helmet (1951) He dropped out of high school at age 17 and enrolled in the army, serving for three years in Germany. He studied film at New York University, where his short films included Sound and the Painter (1962) and It's About a Carpenter, which was circulated through public libraries. In 1963 he won a scholarship for being the most promising student at the school. 

He left the school in 1963 without completing a degree when he was offered a job working on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. (Teague returned to NYU to complete his degree in 2016, at the age of 78.)

Early career

Teague had an early directing credit with the episode "The Second Verdict" on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964).

He later said he "dropped out" and ran the Cinemateque 16, an underground movie theater in L.A., for a couple of years until he "got bored, and returned to filmmaking." He provided a film segment for a theatre production of The Disenchanted (1968), which the Los Angeles Times described as "effective".




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