Harris E. Tulchin is a producer, author, and entertainment lawyer who has produced or executive produced over a dozen motion pictures including The Devil’s Double directed by Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors and the James Bond classic Die Another Day), The Lightkeepers starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner, The Golden Boys starring Bruce Dern, David Carradine, Muriel Hemingway, Rip Torn, and John Savage, Guy, an intense psycho-sexual film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Hope Davis that premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and the critically acclaimed To Sleep With Anger starring Danny Glover and directed by Charles Burnett.
As Senior Executive of Business Affairs and Legal Consultant, Tulchin supervised production of The Third Person, a Belgian/Italian coproduction with Corsan, NV, and Cinecitta Studios written and directed by Paul Haggis (Crash and In the Valley of Elah), starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, and Kim Basinger; Killing Season starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta; and Singularity directed by Roland Joffe and starring Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton.
Mr. Tulchin recently executive produced American Terrorist, which will premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Film Festival, and DieRy, which just finished principal photography in Los Angeles.
Tulchin is currently executive producing, The Lowe Men, a British comedy about identical twins, one a bank robber and one a policeman. Framed, based on the acclaimed book of the same title by Tod Volpe with screenplay by Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) based on Tod Volpe’s journey from art dealer to the stars, to his incarceration for tax fraud and his ultimate repentance; and StarStruck, a five-part mini-series written by Andrew Chiaramonte based on the life of the genius and convicted heretic and father of the scientific revolution, Galileo Galilei.
As writer, Tulchin Co-Authored the first, second, and third editions of a book considered one of the bibles of the motion picture industry entitled The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide.
A graduate of Cornell University and Hastings Law School, Tulchin has practiced entertainment, communications, and multimedia law since 1978. He served as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Cinema Group; General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for KCET Television; Senior Counsel for United Artists; Director of Business Affairs at MGM Television; and Counsel for American International Pictures and Filmways Pictures, Orion Pictures. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at the Entertainment Law Institute of Southwestern University Law School and has lectured extensively at UCLA, USC, AFI, IFP, IFTA, The Sundance Producer’s Conference, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Rio, to mention a few.
Mr. Tulchin is on the board of advisors of the Hollywood Film Festival and Cinezen Blockchained Entertainment AB, for which he is also legal counsel.