About Us — Christopher Toyne — Biography

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Christopher Toyne is a producer and multi-cam director/associate director with wide experience in many disciplines of media production.  He has been consultant Head of Production and producer for Sunrise Entertainment since 1999, also heading up West Coast operations for Sunrise Television.

His first love is music programming.  As supervising producer, he shared the 2008 EMMY® for Outstanding Event/Live awarded to One Symphony Place, produced by Sunrise Entertainment for PBS and as a live Hi-Def broadcast worldwide.

He was supervising producer of An Evening with Amy Grant, Featuring LeAnn Rimes in Nashville, Geffen Records/MTV’s The Roots Present--New York, EMI Gospel’s Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers Finalé in Atlanta and Look Up Sing Out, all shot in High Definition.

His second love is Inde. film-making and most recently he was Producer/UPM on White Air, starring Riley Smith, Dominique Swain and Tom Sizemore.
Christopher was line producer on The Real Roseanne Show with Roseanne Barr, for ABC Network and ABC Family. In 2002 Christopher returned to his love of the globe-trotting documentary style as US coordinating producer of The Mysteries of the Parthenon for the BBC/Discovery Channels and producer of Operation Sethos: High Tech in the Tomb of Pharoah Seti for NBC/ZDF, the first material to be shot in Hi-Def in Egypt’s Upper Nile region.

Christopher produced Diana: The People’s Princess with additional credited line-producer and UPM duties.  A 2-hour dramatic TNT movie depicting the last year in the life of the iconic Princess, it was shot entirely on the island of Mallorca, Spain, depicting 10 countries and 52 locales. He acted as Supervising Executive Producer and 2nd unit director on the high profile PBS pledge special George Winston--Seasons In Concert, shot in Maui, Montana and Tennessee. He was sole-credited producer on PBS/Wonderworks’ TV movie Frogs, with Shelley Duvall, Elliot Gould and Robin Tunney.

He was senior associate producer/special effects director on the CBS series Beauty and the Beast starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman; Showtime’s Nightmare Classics with Laura Dern, Amy Irving and Meg Tilly; and Turner Network Television’s Dinner at Eight with Lauren Bacall and John Mahoney.

Christopher was an established 1st Assistant Director and UPM on numerous feature films, including Canon’s The Godsend; EMI’s Not Now Darling; Universal’s Applause with Bacall; NBC’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Michael Douglas and CFF’s The Johnstown Monster.

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