Founder and Principal
During his undergraduate years at Catholic University of America, Christopher worked for both Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Patrick Leahy. After receiving his Bachelor's degree with a major in Political Science, Christopher went on to work for Ann Lewis at Democratic National Committee.
After moving to New York City, he served as Director of Special Projects and Lobbyist on Capital Hill for The Martha Graham Dance Company, while continuing his studies in film at New York University. He then went on to serve as the Director of Film Projects at the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1990 to 1994.
His first film project was to restore and archive Martha Graham's film library spanning from 1918 to the 1990's. This project, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and housed in the Library of Congress, was the first of its kind in dance and serves as an example of historic preservation in the arts.
After becoming Martha Graham's friend and biographer, Chris worked with her editor Jacqueline Onassis on the dancer's autobiography, "Blood Memory".
During this time he traveled the world with Graham and produced several critically acclaimed performance and documentary films for her company.
Chris established MannicMedia in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan in 1995. That year Mannic produced it’s first ESL video series, television commercials for Chanel for it’s launch of the fragrance, Allure and produced the first of many National Sales Meetings for Chanel and well as it’s first of 8 Fragrance Foundation Award Shows at Lincoln Center. Mannic has been producing first rate digital video and special events ever since.