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This profile was last updated on 1/10/02  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Todd Michael Harris

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television Production
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TODD HARRIS SIGNS FIRST
www.usaicorp.com, 10 Jan 2002 [cached]
"Todd Harris signs first-look deal at USA Films"
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April 19, 2000 - Veteran talent and literary agent Todd Harris, Senior VP and Head of the Motion Picture Directors Division of the William Morris Agency, will be leaving WMA to become an independent producer and personal manager with an exclusive, first-look film and television deal at USA Films, a division of USA Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAI).
Joining Harris as management clients while retaining William Morris for agency representation are Academy Award-winning actor/writer/director Billy Bob Thornton ("Sling Blade," "All the Pretty Horses"), writer Tom Epperson ("The Shipping News"), Stephen Sommers (who directed the blockbuster film "The Mummy" and is currently directing the sequel), writer/director Tommy O'Haver ("Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss," "Getting Over Allison"), director Danny Cannon ("I Still Know What You Did Last Summer," the Jerry Bruckheimer CBS pilot "CSI"), writer Tina Andrews (the recent CBS miniseries "Sally Hemmings," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," and the forthcoming CBS miniseries about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), and writer/director Michael Clancy (DreamWorks' "Cat in the Hat," the independent feature "Eulogy").
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"I'm sorry to see Todd go," stated William Morris President and Co-CEO Jim Wiatt.
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USA Films President Russell Schwartz commented, "Todd is an extremely talented executive whose creative instincts are consistently right on target.
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When the William Morris Agency acquired Triad Artists in 1992, Harris held the position there of VP, Head of the Literary Department and Head of the Film Rights Division.He represented the film rights to over 150 literary properties, including such best-selling authors as Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins, Robert Ludlum, Howard Fast, David Morrell, John Jakes, Jon Cohen, Glen Savon, Scott Sommers, and Warren Adler.
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Harris has participated in the sale of many literary properties which have been made into films, such as "The First Wives Club," "The War of the Roses," "Up Close and Personal," "Random Hearts," and the forthcoming "Riding in Cars with Boys."
He has been involved in the packaging and selling of independent films that were both critically and financially well-received.
eomedia.com - Resources - Literary Agents
www.eomedia.com, 5 Aug 1999 [cached]
Mr. Todd HarrisLiterary Agent151 El Camino DriveBeverly Hills , CA 90212
William Morris Agency
Approximately 250 friends and family members ...
brandnewentertainment.com, 25 Mar 2011 [cached]
Approximately 250 friends and family members made a circle as Todd Harris, a 38-year-old Brandon native, and his bride, Marti, entered the room for what the crowd figured would be a typical first dance.
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Todd and Marti will be one of three couples featured.
"What made this so shocking was that Todd is the last person on Earth you would ever expect to do this," says Todd's dad, Bill Harris, a residential and commercial contractor in the Jackson area.
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"I could actually relate to Todd," says Fernando Mills, the show's executive producer.
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I filled out the application, then asked Todd if he would be willing."
"It wasn't something I would usually agree to," says Todd, a 1987 graduate of Northwest Rankin and now an assistant film editor with Sony Pictures, "but I knew Marti really wanted to do it. And if they would teach me the dance, then I was willing to do it for her."
They did an on-camera interview. Answered "what seemed like 500 questions," Marti says. A couple of weeks passed without any response from TLC. "I was actually sort of relieved," Todd says.
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Marti and Todd agreed to do the show. They had one week to learn the two-minute routine.
"I was in panic mode," Todd says.
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They breezed through it - all except Todd. "I only learned about half of it," he says, "and now I'm really panicking."
The following Monday, Todd phoned Michol.
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But Todd and Michol danced as curious onlookers and a camera crew captured every move.
At night, Todd would move furniture so he and Marti could practice at his home. During a lull at work, Todd ducked into an empty meeting room that had a mirror. "I'm practicing my steps, and in walks the cleaning guy," he says. "What else could I do but shrug my shoulders and keep dancing?"
The hardest part, Todd and Marti agree, was lying to their friends and family. "We had to keep this whole thing a secret," Marti says. "So Todd would say he had to work, and I just played the crazy bride card and said I had wedding stuff to take care of.
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"Plus, Todd works at Sony Pictures. I just figured he was going to have an awesome wedding video."
The actual performance was everything the TLC cameras - and the newlyweds - had hoped for. "And even though I was locked in and focused on the dancing, I remember hearing all this screaming and people going nuts," Todd says. And because it is reality television, they had to do it twice more so the cameras could get all the necessary angles and crowd reactions. The only noticeable glitch: "I couldn't get Marti's skirt off the second time," Todd says.
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"She would've loved this," Todd says. "Absolutely eaten it up."
Phyllis fought the disease for 18 months. And though the cancer had stolen her ability to speak, Phyllis was able to meet Marti, just one week before she passed. Though she and Todd had been dating only two months and Phyllis was gravely ill, Marti insisted on meeting his mom.
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"She made a spiritual connection with Marti that day, and I think she was happy Todd had found someone like her to share his life with.
Deters - ...
www.rankinledger.com, 6 Mar 2008 [cached]
Deters - Harris
Martha Louise Deters and Todd Michael Harris
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Martha Louise Deters and Todd Michael Harris of Redondo Beach, Calif., are engaged to be married on March 8.
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Todd is the son of William Harris Jr. of Brandon and the late Phyllis Correro Harris.
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Todd attended Mississippi State University and is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television Production.
He is employed by Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angles as a motion picture editor.
"What's amazing to me is that, ...
www.texasmonthly.com, 1 Feb 1997 [cached]
"What's amazing to me is that, after all her years of being famous here, very few people know much about her," said her agent, Todd Harris of the William Morris Agency.
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