Chris Dane Owens is an Emmy-nominated television producer. He has co-created and executive produced shows for Lifetime, Animal Planet, and Style Network.
The series “Instant Beauty Pageant” was the #1 rated original show on the Style Network.
Owens’ company, Biederman/Owens Entertainment, has created more than 300 show concepts for reality series and has sold an impressive 80 original formats in Hollywood. Buyers include; Twentieth Century Fox Television, Style Network (E!), Buena Vista Television, Lionsgate, KingWorld, Tribune, Lifetime, Animal Planet, LMNO Productions, Gavin Polone/Pariah, Cosgrove-Meurer, Mandalay Entertainment, Dick Clark Productions, The Wolper Organization/Warner Bros.) and many others.
His company’s first on-air success was “Who Gets the Dog?” on Animal Planet. At the time of its airing, it was the largest advertising draw in the history of the network.
In the TV scripted world, Biederman/Owens has an impressive 14-project miniseries/motion picture deal with The Wolper Organization (based on the largest best-selling book acquisition in the company's history), in association with Warner Bros. Television.
In the feature film world, Owens co-wrote the romantic fantasy screenplay “Gabriel’s Gift,” which was acquired by Jean Guy Despres of Reflection Films, and is slatted for production with Academy Award winner Roland Joffe (“The Killing Fields” “The Scarlet Letter”), who is signed on to both direct and produce.
Owens’ debut film, “Border To Border,” won numerous festival awards, including Best Picture at the Las Vegas International Film Festival and Best Comedy at the New York International Independent Film Festival.
“Border To Border” was written by “CSI Miami” and “Body of Proof” writer/producer Corey Miller and features appearances by Jonathan Silverman (“Weekend at Bernie’s”), Rue McClanahan (“The Golden Girls”), Curtis Armstrong (“Risky Business” and “Revenge of the Nerds”) and Marla Gibbs (“The Jeffersons” and “227”).
The movie, which was shot in more than 140 locations in three countries, was described by Entertainment Tonight film reviewer Leonard Maltin as, "No small accomplishment! A solid script, very well directed, and a very likeable movie."
In music, Owens got his first electric guitar when he was 13, and his love affair with singing and playing and writing has never stopped. In his early days as a singer, Owens recorded for SONY/JAPAN on the “Cipher”movie soundtrack, which was distributed throughout Asia by RCA/Victor. It was here that Owens fell in love with Japan, and its people and culture.
His solo album, “Blue Stone” and accompanying “Shine On Me”music video are his most far reaching musical endeavors to date, capturing global attention through television, radio, and the Internet. His high fantasy music video has been dubbed, “The Best Video of the Year’by New Yorker magazine music critic Sasha Frere-Jones. Owens has also received attention from publications like Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times and the Examiner.
The video airs on television in many countries, including FORMAT COURT in Europe, RAGE in Australia (the second longest running music video channel in the world). It’s also on TV in America on FUSE, VH1, E!and G4, as well as Much Music in Canada.
Show business runs in the Owens family. Chris' father, Gary Owens, is known to many for his decades in television and radio. He was one of the stars of NBC’s Rowan and Martin’s “Laugh In,” and has voiced thousands of network promos, national commercials and popular cartoons. He’s also been inducted into four broadcast Halls of Fame, and has his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (next to Walt Disney).
Chris' only sibling, Scott Owens, is an Emmy Award winning producer in Hollywood, and has been a producer and executive of such hit network shows as “The Amazing Race,” “Americas Next Top Model” “Americas Most Wanted” and “Rock Of Love.”
Chris Dane Owens’ projects have been featured on “Entertainment Tonight,” E! Entertainment, “Good Morning America,” “The View,” KTLA’s “Morning Show” and written about in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, Beverly Hills 213 magazine, Daily Variety, New Yorker, Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone, Billboard magazine and elsewhere.
Owens is single, lives in Woodland Hills, California, and frequently does business in Europe and Asia.