Christopher Keyser began his career as a political speechwriter, writing for the head of the Democratic National Committee, Paul Kirk, among others. He served as chief speechwriter for Governor Bruce Babbitt’s presidential campaign in 1988.
Starting his screenwriting career in 1988, Keyser’s credits include Benefit of the Doubt for Miramax and the Independent film Highland Park. He is currently writing a remake of Witness for the Prosecution for 21st Century Fox.
In television, he wrote for many years with Amy Lippman. In 1994, they created the drama series, Party of Five, which ran for six years on Fox and won, among other honors, the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, as well the Humanitas Prize. Keyser and Lippman went on to create such shows as Time of Your Life and Significant Others. Their series, Lone Star, premiered on Fox in 2010. Last season, Keyser was Executive Producer and the showrunner of Tyrant on FX. His new series, The Last Tycoon, which he produced with Billy Ray, aired on Amazon this year. He is currently producing a new series, Hamelins, for Netflix.
Mr. Keyser combines his interests in writing and public affairs as a creator of political media. His work has been recognized with a number of American Association of Political Consultants’ Pollie Awards, which are the political ad equivalent of television’s Emmys.
Mr. Keyser is the immediate past president of the Writers Guild of America, West.