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Carner, Charles Robert 1957–

CARNER, Charles Robert 1957–

(Charles Carner, Charlie Carner)

PERSONAL

Born April 30, 1957, in Chicago, IL; son of Charles Robert, Sr. and Barbara (maiden name, Shields; later surname Traeger) Carner; married Debra Sharkey (an actress and writer); children: Michael, Grace Noelle. Education: Columbia College, Chicago, IL, B.A., 1978. Religion: Roman Catholic.

Addresses:

Office—South Side Films, 26039 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302. Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Writer, director, and producer. Tony Bill Productions, Venice, CA, story editor, 1979–81; Fred Weintraub Productions, Beverly Hills, CA, screenwriter, 1981–82; Catalina Production Group, Sherman Oaks, CA, screenwriter, 1983–84; Trian Productions, Los Angeles, screenwriter, 1984–85; TriStar Productions, Los Angeles, screenwriter and director, 1985–89; South Side Films, Calabasas, CA, writer; V.P. Merchandising, Anderson, AL, cofounder, 1996. Holy Cross Family Ministries, member of board of directors; past member of executive committee, U.S. Catholic Conference, Catholics in Media, and City of Angels Film Festival.

Member:

Writers Guild of America, National Rifle Association (life member), Sierra Club (life member).

Awards, Honors:

Best student film award, Chicago International Film Festival, 1978, for Assassins; Bronze Wrangler Award, Western Heritage Awards, outstanding television feature film (with others), 2002, for Crossfire Trail.

CREDITS

Television Director; Movies:

(As Charlie Carner) A Killer Among Friends (also known as Friends to the End), CBS, 1992.

One Woman's Courage, NBC, 1994.

Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997.

(And producer) The Fixer, Showtime, 1998.

Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (also known as Echo of Murder), Showtime, 2000.

(And executive producer) Christmas Rush (also known as Breakaway), TBS, 2002.

(And executive producer) Red Water, TBS, 2003.

Judas, ABC, 2004.

Television Director; Episodic:

"The Silent Treatment," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1991.

"Framed," The Untouchables, syndicated, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Charles Carner) First reporter, The Fixer, Showtime, 1998.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Blind Fury, TriStar, 1989.

Director of the student film Assassins.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Gymkata, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1985.

Let's Get Harry (also known as The Rescue), TriStar, 1986.

Blind Fury (also based on story by Carner), TriStar, 1989.

Television Movies:

Seduced, CBS, 1985.

Eyes of a Witness, CBS, 1991.

(As Charlie Carner; with others) A Killer Among Friends (also known as Friends to the End), CBS, 1992.

Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997.

The Fixer, Showtime, 1998.

Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (also known as Echo of Murder), Showtime, 2000.

Crossfire Trail (also known as Louis L'Amour's "Crossfire Trail"), TNT, 2001.

Christmas Rush (also known as Breakaway), TBS, 2002.

Television Episodes:

"The Leopard," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1991.

"Framed," The Untouchables, syndicated, 1993.

Also author of "The Hostage Game," an episode of Midnight Caller, NBC.

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