Published author and scriptwriter, Lee Chavis, has signed a management deal with Harris Management as several of his movie scripts have begun moving forward.
Chavis, a prolific writer, was also an accomplished concert violinist and was awarded the William S. Newman Violin Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in music but later went on to graduate with degrees in political science and honors in philosophy. But his real calling was discovered when he was fortunate enough to meet bestselling novelist Sherry Gottlieb, whose credits include "Love Bite" and the 1995 TV movie "Deadly Love" starring Susan Dey, who was so impressed with Chavis clear talent for writing that she immediately took him under her wing, teaching him all she could about storytelling, novels and scriptwriting.
Chavis completed his first novel in 2009 a tragicomedy titled "A Dance in Paradise," about a first-year law student who grapples with the untimely death of his grandfather. Soon thereafter he decided to branch into screenwriting and in 2013, he wrote "The Last Immortal" with Karim Lounes, a science fiction thriller about a warlock who seeks revenge against a scientist for a ritual that goes awry. Three years later, Chavis partnered with Latin American Studies scholar Conchita Franco Serri to write the feature film, "The War Necklace," a 19th-century period drama about a Venezuelan tycoon who sets sail for Spain to seek a favorable business deal only to discover that the king has conned him into returning valuable pearls while plotting to take over his empire. Not one to rest, Chavis then teamed with filmmaker and choreographer George Kottadiris to write "Never Again," an action thriller that centers on an Interpol agent seeking justice for the unsolved murders of his wife and parents.
His scripts have garnered the attention of international film developers and Hollywood players and he is now ready to see the words moved to the big screen. Thus his decision to join forces with Harris Management.
"I am honored to have been accepted by the team of Harris Management. As a screenwriter, you continuously face uncertainty and countless disappointments while looking for that big break in your career. It is comforting to know that someone like Earnest Harris, with his expertise and guidance in moving many mountains throughout his many years of being in the movie business, has enough faith in my writing ability to advance my projects towards the big screen. I am thrilled to no end."
Chavis currently resides in Virginia, where he was born and raised, and continues to craft his visions.