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Chuck Whited

Published June 9, 2017

Principal/Creative Director
Artes & Church Zone


Chuck Whited, Dean’s Advisory Council

Chuck Whited is an industry leader in production design and art direction.

After years of working on car commercial and film sets, he established C&M Backdrops. As Atlanta became an epicenter of filming in the U.S., Chuck responded to the growing needs for backdrop rentals and custom design/built sets with C&M Backdrops.

Chuck and Jacqueline Whited Celebrate FSUWhited’s backdrops have been used around the nation for many companies and productions, including: Toyota, Velocity, Discovery Channel, BET, CMT, Gaylord Productions, Georgia Lottery, Primerica, Sony, Atlanta Falcons, Fox Sports, ESPN, NASCAR, Coors, Weather Channel, Turner Networks, Diamond Dallas Page’s DDP YOGA, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, House of Payne, CBS ” Joe Ray Bonding”, features “Element”, ” Devious Maids”, “Hungry Man”, “Walking Dead” and of course FSU’s “Your Moment.”

After decades as the film industry’s go-to backdrop company in the southeast and nationally, Chuck Whited made a bold move. In Summer 2017, Chuck closed C&M Backdrops and donated his entire inventory of backdrops to the College of Fine Arts. The gift has been an indispensable resource for students in our many hands-on learning environments ever since. Learn more about his gift here.

Foundation Vires Artes Mores, VAM, reception in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall lobby.

Chuck and wife Jacqueline were honored in 2017 for their philanthropic support of Florida State University with induction into FSU’s Vires, Artes, Mores Society.

After hanging up his hat in the backdrop rental and production business, but he continues to work as an artist, consultant, art director and executive producer in the film and television community. He is also a competitive cyclist and with his wife, Jacqueline, spends a lot of time traveling with daughter, Vivi.

Whited has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council since 2007, currently serving on its Membership Committee.