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CB Harding

C.B. Harding began his career in 1971 as a fine arts photographer. He soon attracted the attention of the advertising world, and in 1975 began a groundbreaking turn as one of the top experimental and conceptual photographers in the country. Internationally recognized, he has won numerous awards in Graphis International, London's Designers and Art Directors Club, the D&AD awards and for several years running the New York Art Directors Club Show, The One Show, Creativity Magazine, and the internationally respected Communication Arts Magazine. In 1988, Harding was further singled out as one of the most influential photographers by The American Photographer.

In 1989, Harding began his transition to film as a Commercial Director/Cameraman, and was recognized with the highest honor in the advertising world: The International Gold Lion Award, at the Cannes International Advertising Festival. For the next ten years, Harding created a reputation for innovative and exciting direction for his clients all over the world.

Harding relocated to Los Angeles in 1998 to start the next phase of his career directing film and television. Harding partnered with Bunim/Murray Productions to direct the first ever reality series on network television: the groundbreaking, Making The Band for ABC. Twenty-two episodes later history was made and a new era in network television had arrived. Over the next four years, Harding directed some of the most successful reality shows on television, including: Road Rules and Real World for MTV and Meet My Folks for NBC.

In 2001, Miramax films invited Harding to direct the standup comedy film, The Three Amigos, starring popular Mexican comics Carlos Mancia, Freddie Soto and Pablo Francesco. On this project, Harding became one of the first directors in the country to shoot with the new High Definition 24P Digital Video.

Upon completion of this film, Harding directed the first season of the now world famous reality show, the Emmy award winning, The Osbournes. After completing the season, he wasted no time directing pilots for NBC, a concert film for Alanis Morissette, and returned to the feature world with the Warner Bros. release: Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie starring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White and Larry The Cable Guy.

In 2004, Harding returned to direct the second and final third seasons of The Osbournes for MTV. Later that year he continued on to direct the sequel to the very successful Blue Collar movie, Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again. The next two years saw Harding Executive Producing and Directing pilots for MTV and VH1. In 2005 he Co-Executive Produced and directed pilots for TBS and WB staring Tom Arnold and Ron White respectively.

2006 opened with Lionsgate and Parallel Entertainment release of Harding's successful third installment of the popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Selected Filmography

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