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Christina wayne
Festival Director

Christina Wayne is CEO of Assembly Entertainment, with an overall deal at ITV Studios America, where she develops and produces scripted dramas worldwide for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Wayne has sold eighteen scripted series to date to networks including ABC, A&E, Amazon, BBC America, Bravo, Cinemax, Showtime, Spike, USA, WGN, and YouTube Red. She currently is executive producer, with Jim Carrey, on Showtime's I’m Dying Up Here and executive producer of a new series with Jessica Chastain penned by Sully screenwriter Todd Komarnicki.  

In 2017, Wayne also launched TelevisionSchool.com, a comprehensive online educational course about the creative and business sides of creating content for television and digital platforms.

Prior to creating Assembly Entertainment, Wayne was President at Cineflix Studios, Cineflix's scripted TV division, where she oversaw the company's scripted programming and was an executive producer on BBC America's Copper with Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson. During her tenure, she was responsible for development, production and sales of all scripted series worldwide.  She was also Senior VP of scripted series/miniseries for AMC, where she shepherded the development and production of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama series Mad Men, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama series Breaking Bad, and the Emmy® Award-winning mini-series Broken Trail.

A member of the Writers’ Guild of America since 1997, Wayne began her career in entertainment as a screenwriter and director with projects including the feature TART which she wrote and directed, released by Lionsgate in 2001. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and lives with her husband and daughter in New York.