We’re proud to announce that this year’s Outstanding Television Writer Award recipient - The X-Files creator Chris Carter!
Described by Time Magazine as a “televisionary,” Chris Carter created four ground-breaking television series for Fox: The X-Files, Millennium, Harsh Realm, and The Lone Gunmen. Carter is best known for his longest running series, the award-winning sci-fi drama The X-Files, which ran for nine seasons on Fox and spawned two feature films. He’s currently developing a new series for cable.
Carter’s participation during the Conference will include “A Conversation with Chris Carter,” where he will share stories from his long career in television and film. Carter will also present special retrospective screenings of The X-Files and Millennium episodes and, as a guest programmer, will host a screening of one of his favorite films for Festival audiences. And, stay tuned for details on The X-Files marathon at the Alamo Drafthouse!
Carter joins Paul Feig and Brian Helgeland as part of AFF’s new Guest Programmer section of the Festival, giving highly regarded filmmakers an opportunity to screen and discuss the films that influenced them. These filmmakers will shed new light not only on these classic films but also on their own work.
Carter is the most recent addition to the list of AFF’s Outstanding Television Writer recipients Hart Hanson (Bones), David Simon (The Wire), Mitchell Hurwitz (Arrested Development), Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks & Recreation) and many more.