Christopher Duddy

About Christopher Duddy

Who is it?: Camera Department, Visual Effects, Cinematographer
Birth Day: January 28, 1965
Birth Place:  Peoria, Illinois, United States
Citizenship: United States
Alma mater: St. John's University, Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, (1987) London School of Economics, Master's in public policy
Occupation: Journalist, businessman
Employer: CEO of Newsmax Media, Inc.
Home town: Williston Park, New York, U.S.
Board member of: Financial Publisher's Association

Christopher Duddy

Christopher Duddy was born on January 28, 1965 in  Peoria, Illinois, United States, is Camera Department, Visual Effects, Cinematographer. Over a span of the last 4 decades, Christopher Duddy has lent his diverse filmmaking skills to several of the biggest and most successfull movies in history and has become a sought after Producer, Director and Cinematographer. After studying photography in college, Christopher started his career at ILM, Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas' visual effects studio. He amassed an impressive body of experience early in his career filming visual effects and action sequences on blockbuster movies such as The Abyss, Total Recall and Terminator 2 (which he was on the Academy Award winning teams for visual effects on all three movies.) Christopher continued working with James Cameron on his next three features; True Lies, T-2 3D, and the 2nd most successful movie of all time, Titanic, in which Mr. Cameron enlisted Christopher to shoot the climax of the ship sinking (again, Christopher was on that Academy Award winning team for visual effects) Starting the new millennium, Christopher was one of the three credited cinematographers, including Roger Deakins and Andrej Bartkowiak, that shot the acclaimed Kevin Costner feature film Thirteen Days for New Line, where he and director Roger Donaldson re-created the Cuban missile site in the Philippines, while also bringing Washington D.C. back to 1962. In 2001, Christopher made his directing debut with the award winning short film entitled Leaving Peoria, which won the coveted Best Comedy Short Award at the 2001 Houston WorldFest Film Festival and his lead actor won the Best Actor Award at the 2002 Sun Valley Film Festival. This hilarious and heartfelt film was also written and produced by Duddy. Christopher has been the Director of Photography on several independent features that have premiered on HBO, Showtime and the Fox Family Channel. In 2004' he shot two horror movies, a remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary which he won best cinematography at Stan Winston's ScreamFest in 2005 and All Soul's Day which premiered to rave reviews at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival. In 2005 to 2010, Christopher formed Open Sky Entertainment to develop and produce feature films which has produced 7 films, one being his feature film directorial debut on the successful R rated comedy Cougar Club which is being distributed by Universal/Vivendi. In 2012, Chris began a journey into documentary filmmaking by producing and directing a music documentary feature film about legendary Hall of Fame rock star Duff McKagan of Guns and Roses and Velvet Revolver entitled It's So Easy and Other Lies which got a theatrical release in June of 2016 and is now currently on Netflix. Currently, Christopher is producing and the cinematographer on a remake of the legendary horror film Nosferatu and is attached to direct and shoot another music documentary about the legendary music family the Porcaro's of the band TOTO entitled Porcaro: A Band of Brothers and he also is the 2nd unit Director of Photography on the hit CBS show Scorpion which has just started production on season 4.
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Popular As Christopher Duddy
Occupation Camera Department
Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born January 28, 1965 ( Peoria, Illinois, United States)
Birthday January 28
Town/City  Peoria, Illinois, United States
Nationality United States

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Christopher Duddy’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

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Christopher Duddy was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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He is a member of the International Council, chaired by Dr. Henry Kissinger, at the CSIS, a bipartisan Washington, D.C., think tank focused on national security and foreign affairs. Ruddy also served as a representative on the U.S. delegation headed by Senators Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham to the NATO 44th Munich Security Conference.


Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where his father was a decorated police officer in Nassau County. He graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York before graduating summa cum laude with a degree in history from St. John's University, New York in 1987. He earned a master's degree in public policy from the London School of Economics and also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He worked briefly as a bilingual high school social studies Teacher in the Bronx, New York. Ruddy holds an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from St. John's University.


Ruddy then moved to the New York Post, which he joined as an investigative reporter late in the summer of 1993. After initially writing about abuse of Social Security disability benefits, he focused on the Whitewater scandal involving then-president Bill Clinton.


New York Post Editor Eric Breindel recommended Ruddy for a job at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review owned by Richard Mellon Scaife. In November 1994, Ruddy was hired to investigate the story full-time by the Tribune-Review. In between Ruddy's departure from the Post and joining the Tribune-Review, he put out a report through the Western Journalism Center criticizing the Fiske investigation as inadequate. With the help of Scaife, the Center took out full-page ads in major newspapers to promote the report (Scaife gave $330,000 to the Center in 1994–95 before ending his support).


In 1995 he joined the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as a national correspondent covering the Clinton White House and other stories.


Since 1996, Ruddy has been Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Ruddy serves on the board of Directors of the Financial Publishers Association (FIPA), an industry trade group whose goal is "to share knowledge of best Business practices to help our members' publications grow and prosper, while empowering readers with unbiased, independent information".


Ruddy is one of (and perhaps the most prominent among) several individuals who have discussed (e.g. Morton, Robert and Ruddy, Christopher (November 22, 1997). C-Span:Book Discussion On (video). Maison Blanche Restaurant Washington, DC. ) questions regarding the death of White House counsel Vince Foster, work which was described by Former FBI Director william S. Sessions as "serious and compelling".


Newsmax Media started in 1998 when, impressed with the way news of the Clinton impeachment circulated on the Internet, Ruddy decided to start an Internet news company. With financial support from Investors, Ruddy founded Newsmax Media. The website launched on September 16, 1998, with Ruddy serving as columnist and editor-in-chief. In addition to the web site, the company publishes a monthly magazine, also called Newsmax. After starting Newsmax, Ruddy was featured in a January 1999 Newsweek cover story as one of twenty "Stars of the New News."


Throughout his career, Ruddy has often staked out positions at variance with the Republican party. For Example, Ruddy broke with the Bush Administration on the Iraq War, and was one of the first conservatives to do so. "I came out very strongly against the war in Iraq when it wasn't in vogue, back in 2004," Ruddy told The Palm Beach Post. "I lost some subscribers. But we are close to spending a trillion dollars on the war and there is no exit strategy," he added. "Lots of Republicans and conservatives are not that gung-ho on the war anymore and I think we broke the ice."


In the fall of 2007, Ruddy published a positive interview with former President Clinton on, followed by a positive cover story in Newsmax magazine. The New York Times noted with reference to the event that politics had made “strange bedfellows.”


A May 2009 New York Times Sunday magazine profile on the former President, "The Mellowing of william Jefferson Clinton," offered more details of the relationship between Ruddy and Clinton. The Arkansas Times said details about the friendship between Ruddy and Clinton in the New York Times profile was the "most amazing revelation" of their profile of the former President. Ruddy told the Times though he remained a "Reagan conservative", he had re-evaluated the Clinton presidency and suggested he had earned high marks as President for success in ending welfare, keeping government in check, and supporting free trade. Ruddy also noted that the Clinton Foundation was doing remarkable work globally.


During a 2010 campaign swing through Florida, President Clinton departed from his schedule to make a visit to Newsmax's offices in West Palm Beach. After a private meeting with Ruddy, Clinton toured Newsmax's offices and met with its staff.


A 2011 New York Times story on Newsmax detailed the company’s growing influence, especially Republican politics and noted that almost all of the party’s presidential candidates had made a "pilgrimage" to the company’s south Florida headquarters for a meeting with Ruddy.


In July 2012, Ruddy was a member of the official delegation that accompanied President Clinton on his five-nation tour of Africa, reviewing Clinton Foundation initiatives in the area of health care, HIV/AIDS programs, education, and poverty alleviation.


According to a 2014 profile in Bloomberg Businessweek, Newsmax generates over $100 million revenue annually. CNN reported that Newsmax was the third most-viewed political website in the nation, behind itself and Politico.


On June 12, 2017, Ruddy claimed that Trump met with Robert Mueller to offer him the job of FBI Director just days before it was announced that he would be appointed special counsel for the Russian investigation. Ruddy did not provide any proof of this. He also claimed in the same interview that Trump is considering terminating Mueller's position as special prosecutor. However, it was not clear if this was based on Trump's comments or the comments of his Lawyer made during the previous week.


Addressing the occurrence of noted tweets from President Trump on Friday night and Saturday in Politico, Ruddy said, “He understands the news cycle. ... It’s an opportunity to get out news on a Saturday, when other news organizations aren’t pushing too much new. He realizes that Saturday is a free media day for him.” The story described Ruddy as a Mar-a-Lago member and longtime friend of Trump’s.

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