Ellis is an accomplished novelist and essayist, but is perhaps best known for writing the Emmy-nominated TV movie The Tuskegee Airmen which starred Laurence Fishburne. Recently, The Black List staged a live reading of his screenplay Holy Mackerel! with Mykelti Williamson, Jesse Williams, and Yvette Nicole Brown. He also wrote the Danny Glover & Whoopi Goldberg starrer Good Fences, which was shortlisted for a PEN award. Ellis continues to be repped by ICM Partners & attorney Stephen Barnes of Morris Yorn.
Writer/director McDuffie is probably best known for writing the feature film Face of Love starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris and the late Robin Williams. He recently wrote and directed Burning Bodhi, starring Virginia Madsen and Kaley Cuoco. The filmmaker continues to be repped by APA.
“Given our success and passion for content creation, we are excited to expand into the literary arena with these new writing clients,” said company principal Erwin More. “We look forward to further expansion in the literary/director management world and continue to build on the success of hybrid clients.”
In addition to Ellis and McDuffie, More/Medavoy rep such hyphenates as actress/writer Sarah Wayne Callies (along with ICM and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern); These Broken Stars‘ Eric Balfour (along with APA) and actress/director Salli Richardson Whitfield (Queen Sugar, Underground, Shadow Hunters) with Innovative Artstits and Kaplan Stahler.