Chuck Banner


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.