CHRISTOPHER RYAN

Christopher Ryan spent eight years as an award-winning Bronx crime and politics reporter, winning awards as Best News columnist (NYS Newspaper Association), Journalist of the Year (Children Are Precious), and a DeWitt Clinton Masonic Award for Community Service, among others. Simultaneously he earned honors for playwriting (Bronx Council on the Arts) and screenwriting (a T.W. Wharton Award, and as a top 10 percent, then top 100 Nicholl's Fellowship finalist). Around this time, he also co-wrote a song with Dennis Bell, leader of the New Voices of Freedom, "Stop de Violence", which the "rockspel" choir recorded as part of the follow-up to their participation in the film U2: Rattle and Hum.

Chris also spent several years as a founding member/head writer for the Salsoul Comedy Troupe (www.salsoulcomedy.com), contributing over 30 original sketches, and performing both as a cast member and occasionally as a stand-up comedian. As a vehicle for the troupe, he created an original Latino sitcom "The Rich Life" considered for production by NBC. He has even written a few comic books (featured in Mythography, Race Against Time, Lost Tales of Erin, and on a strip version of Blackjack). Currently, he is awaiting the publication of his four-part story arc, "The Three Mooseketeers" for Archie Comics.

Primarily a writer, Chris has acted in the Feenix Films films "Lock, Load, Love" (which he also co-wrote and produced), and "Nicky Newark" as well as in his directorial debut "Zombies of New Milford!" for SNP. Additionally, he’s performed in several theatre productions in the New York/New Jersey area, including two main stage productions with the Bergen County Players, Proposals and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

While teaching Creative Writing, Journalism, and English at Hackensack H.S. (where he still teaches, and has been named to Who’s Who in American Education), Chris took over the theatre department, directing students in well-received productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Tommy the Musical, West Side Story, and Arsenic and Old Lace.

He earned an MA and Rutgers University’s English Award for Highest Distinction in Literary Studies for his master’s "thesis" — a first novel, CITY OF WOE, which features detectives Mallory and Gunner, who made their debut in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Crime and Suspense Magazine. Another Mallory and Gunner tale “Seven Days” was been accepted for publication in the venerable indy magazine Hardboiled.

He has been honored three times by Writer’s Digest, most recently with an honorable mention in the "best television/film script" category of the 80th annual Writers Digest Writer's Competition, and in the 77th annual competition for an inspirational police story featuring the Mallory character, "Old Friends Long Apart" as well as a tongue-in cheek horror short "New Dad".

Chris lives in New Jersey with his wife and twin sons.

TINA RYAN

Tina Ryan has toiled thanklessly as the psychological support, moral compass, and grounding influence for her husband. Afflicted with a crippling affection for the man, she's championed his writing longer and more gloriously than anyone else, and is the vice president/CFO and indispensible humanizing influence of both SNP and www.seamusandnunzio.com. Tina's down-to-earth sensibilities have inspired the SNP business model; we are doing business not as a corporation but more as a couple inviting visitors into our home, offering some nourishment, a few laughs, and comfort. She is a big part of the company motto, “Family over fiat.”

Tina forced the creation of this company, championed the effort to share our creativity directly with the public via www.seamusandnunzio.com, financing this project, from the start-up funds to overseeing paperwork to create the LLC, to editing/executive producing content.

She also executive produced "Zombies of New Milford!", financing it from our family budget (yipes!), providing catering, approving locations, performing as a body double, and acting as consultant on all aspects of this and every other project.

Additionally, Tina serves as chief reader, writing coach, proofreader, and preliminary editor on the novel, the screenplays, and all other writing, and acts as chief sounding board for all comedy.

The poor girl works 24-hour shifts, even mulling decisions in her sleep. when not overseeing this microscopic empire, Tina, who holds an MA in early childhood education, teaches pre-kindergarten in the South Bronx. she lives in New Jersey with her husband, and twin sons.

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Christopher Ryan

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Christopher Ryan spent eight years as an award-winning Bronx crime and politics reporter, winning awards as Best News columnist (NYS Newspaper Association), Journalist of the Year, and a DeWitt Clinton Masonic Award for Community Service, among others.
Tina Ryan

Vice President/CEO

The vice president/CFO and indispensible humanizing influence of both SNP and www.seamusandnunzio.com
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