James B. Harris
Writer-director-producer James B. Harris is a highly acclaimed filmmaker whose many years in the film industry have produced an impressive body of work.
His early days as legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s producer and partner produced such classic films as The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Lolita (1962), and Dr. Strangelove (1964), which Harris developed with Kubrick before leaving to produce and direct his own films. Two Harris-Kubrick films—Paths of Glory and Dr. Strangelove—are numbered among the 100 Best American Movies of All Time and have been named to the National Film Registry.
As a producer, director, and writer, Harris has numerous films to his credit, among them The Bedford Incident (1965), Some Call It Loving (1973), Telefon (1977), Fast-Walking (1982), Cop (1988), and Boiling Point (1993). Harris’s experience includes working with such stars as Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Sellers, Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor, Charles Bronson, James Woods, Charles Durning, Leslie Ann Warren, Lolita Davidovich, Donald Sutherland, Dennis Hopper, Wesley Snipes, Viggo Mortensen, and many others.
Harris remains active as a producer and writer. Currently, he is developing Mr. White’s Confession as a motion picture. Harris’s screenplay is an adaptation of Robert Clark’s Edgar Award winning novel of the same name.
Throughout the years, Harris has acquired and developed important novels into complete screenplays ready for production, including The Black Dahlia (2006), from James Ellroy’s novel; Sonny Boy, based on Peter Blauner’s Casino Moon; The World at Night, from Alan Furst’s novel;
Alex, from Pierre Lemaitre’s novel; and Play to the End, from Robert Goddard’s novel.