Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
Christopher Lukas has been a producer, director, and writer for public and commercial television since 1960. He has also created many videos for educational and charitable organizations. His books number five -- and climbing. (See Amazon.com)
Most recently, he wrote, directed, shot, and edited “The Antibody,” a one-hour autobiographical film about suicide, cancer, and grief. Along with two plays in which he appeared, the film was shown at Symphony Space in NYC in March of 2013. “The Choreographer,” a one-hour program on the creation of a ballet (aired WQED, WNET) won Best Documentary at the Nyack Film Festival, 2012; “The Cellist,” a one-hour television program on an aging musician was an official entry, Big Apple Film Festival.
Other projects: Videos for the Art Students’ League, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, International Rescue Committee.
Senior Producer/Writer: “The Mystery Of Love,” two-hour documentary for PBS; Producer/Writer/Director/Camera: Six videos for Last Acts (coalition of health organizations trying to change America’s way of dealing with dying.) Nine videos for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Videos on advance directives for the Citizen’s Committee for Health Care Decisions. Producer/Writer: Edward R. Murrow Awards for RTNDA (yearly).
From 1987 to 1997, he was Vice President and Senior Producer for Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc. In earlier years, he was Director of Cultural Programming and Director of Programming for WNET in New York, and Executive Producer of National Programming for KQED in San Francisco.
For AHP, Inc., his projects included THE WORLD OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (13 one-hour programs for the Annenberg/CPB project); MOYERS: REPORT FROM PHILADELPHIA (90 short programs for the Bicentennial of the Constitution); and WHOSE DEATH IS IT ANYWAY?, a PBS program on end-of-life decision-making.
Mr. Lukas has written over 100 television programs, including the series OVER EASY and VILLA ALEGRE; two ground-breaking documentaries on the Aspen Music Festival; the series ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY for the Annenberg Fund and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and a documentary – THE TALKING WALLS OF POMPEII – which won four Emmy awards. In 1986 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write a script on the poet Charles Olson.