Earnest Harris

Here is the short story on who I am.

I love the film and television business and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Though to get to this place I have done many things that have given me the perspective to do what I love to do.

An award-winning writer, I have written for some of the leading newspapers and magazines in the country including New York Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Dallas Morning News, Politico, The Huffington Post, Hispanic magazine, Latina magazine and many others. I have also been a political columnist with the daily paper, The Austin American-Statesman and the editor of a Washington, D.C. weekly. Author of two books, I have also served as editor on one. I also hosted my own talk radio shows in St. Louis and Austin.

On the filmmaking side, my directorial film debut, A Simple Promise, achieved national distribution and I am in development on two other major films. One is an epic period piece, that will shoot on locations in France and Spain. The other is a family comedy.

On the pr side, I have worked for the largest pr company in the world which allowed me to oversee media relations and media strategies for some of the biggest corporations anywhere. And I have handled publicity for feature films, documentaries, bands, singers, actors, as well as producers and directors.

I also founded, and still run, Harris Management, a talent management agency based in Los Angeles. The agency represents actors, directors and recording artists.

And if that is not enough, I taught communications at the famed Lyndon Baines Johnson Graduate School for Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin as a Woodrow Wilson Program Instructor.

A dedicated father of two great teenagers and husband to a wonderful wife, I love running and love playing polo. And I would be remiss if I did not include that my wife and I are huge supporters of The University of Southern California.

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