By 1988, though Mixtech Productions was at the forefront of Native
American documentary production, funding for Indian productions was
virtually non-existent. So in 1989 Chuck moved to Los Angeles and began
working with his father at Bob Banner Associates, the longest standing
independent television production company in the history of television.
Between 1990 and 1995, Chuck has worked as Executive In Charge of
Production on two nationally syndicated series, ITS SHOWTIME AT THE
APOLLO and UPTOWN COMEDY CLUB, and two Movies of the Week, WITH MURDER
IN MIND starring Elizabeth Montgomery and THE SEA WOLF with Charles
Bronson and Christopher Reeve. He was VP of operations with five
producers and 15 support staff, has worked extensively in business
affairs. In 1995, Chuck also took a position as General Manager and VP
of Advertising & Marketing for Duke City Video, the 2nd largest film and
television equipment rental facility in the United States.
Over the last three to five years, Chuck and his father have been
developing children's programming, working with the Dallas Symphony on
AMAZING MUSIC, a family concert series (A&E, PBS) and in co-production
with Fireworks Entertainment on REAL KIDS, REAL ADVENTURES, a weekly
drama series about ordinary kids caught in extraordinary situations for
the Discovery Kids Channel. Chuck's latest production to air nationally
on PBS was AMAZING MUSIC JAZZ with Billy Taylor, Roy Hargrove and the
Dallas Symphony, which he directed, produced and edited.