Chris McKenna (writer)
|Occupation||Television writer, film producer, screenwriter, television producer|
Chris McKenna is an American television writer, film producer, screenwriter, and television producer. He has written for American Dad!, Community, and The Mindy Project, and part of the first Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man trilogy (2017–2021).
McKenna wrote some of Community's most critically acclaimed episodes, including "Paradigms of Human Memory", "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design", and the Emmy- and Hugo-nominated "Remedial Chaos Theory". He also co-wrote (along with his brother Matt McKenna) one of the most acclaimed episodes of American Dad!, "Rapture's Delight".
During his time as a writer for American Dad, he met Erik Sommers, who would later become his writing partner. Together they have since written for The Lego Batman Movie (2017), co-writing Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and its sequels, Far From Home (2019) and No Way Home (2021), along with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).
|1993||The Thing Called Love||Assistant|
|Little Miss Millions||Production assistant|
|1994||Greedy||Assistant||As Christopher McKenna|
|1995||Grumpier Old Men|
|2008||Registered Sex Offender||Executive producer|
|Igor||Written by, Actor||Killiseum Fan #5 (voice)|
|2009||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Special thanks|
|2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Screenplay by||Co-wrote screenplay with Erik Sommers, Seth Grahame-Smith, Jared Stern and John Whittington|
|Spider-Man: Homecoming||Co-wrote screenplay with Erik Sommers, Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts and Christopher Ford|
|Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Screenplay by, screen story by||Co-wrote screenplay with Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner|
|2018||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Written by||Co-wrote with Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari|
|2019||Spider-Man: Far From Home||Co-wrote with Erik Sommers|
|2021||Spider-Man: No Way Home||Co-wrote with Erik Sommers|
|2005–2011||American Dad!||Staff writer, writer, story editor, executive story editor, supervising producer and producer|
|2010–2015||Community||Writer, co-executive producer, executive producer||Nominated–Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series ("Remedial Chaos Theory")|
Nominated–Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form
Nominated–Online Film & Television Association Television Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series
|2012–2014||The Mindy Project||Writer, co-executive producer||Nominated–Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series|
- Dropped Last Year, ‘Community’ Creator Returns June 10, 2013 NYT
- "What Really Goes Into Making A Cult Favorite". HuffPost. April 15, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
- McFarland, Kevin. ""O, Brother, Where Bart Thou?"/"A Cleveland Brown Christmas"/"Business Guy"/"Rapture's Delight"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
- Jim (July 8, 2019). "Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers Talk "Spider-Man: Far From Home"". Creative Screenwriting. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
- Schaefer, Sandy (April 17, 2019). "Spider-Man: Far From Home Release Date Moves Up 3 Days". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.