W R I T I N G

ADAM LAZARRE-WHITE

Writer:  "NCIS NEW ORLEANS"  (CBS - 2020-2021)

Original Screenplays, Original Pilots, Vine Desil's "The Ropes"  (Netflix)...

Literary, Producing & Directing

Adam grew up in New York City, went to public school, The Fieldston School and then Harvard University, graduating with Honors in Government & Political Philosophy. He started at Quarterback for ‘The Harvard Crimson’ and played guitar and saxophone in The Harvard Jazz Band. For summer jobs he wrote script coverage for Columbia Pictures, then later in life, for Robbie Brenner (The Firm, Relativity Media, Miramax, etc...). Adam’s first script, Other Sides Of The River, was a ‘coming of age’ interracial love story set at Harvard. Other early work was a generational saga based on his family’s journey from slavery to activism in the Civil Rights Movement, Red, Black & Blue.

Adam was on staff on “NCIS New Orleans” for CBS through its final, seventh season, 2021.  He was a senior writer on Vin Desil’s ground-breaking web-series, The ROPES available on Netflix.

 

Adam’s original pilots include WIN or MISERY, a hard-hitting story following an intense, young, major college football coach, juggling big-money boosters, the press, a tragic, scandalous rape on campus, his messy personal life and the ever present, unrelenting demand to win at all costs.  VOICES follows four heroes navigating the grass roots work of helping, saving and raising children living the toughest lives America has to offer - and the highest corridors of power in Washington D.C. to gain support for their growing non-profit that changes these lives.  THE CITY is an edgy political/crime series inspired by true events, centered around two dynamic NYPD Detectives, a charismatic Mayor of NYC, a brutal, scandalous murder and a level of organized crime that nobody sees coming.

Adam’s original screenplays include THE BROWN BOMBER, with Terrence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, Wolf of Wall Street, Vinyl, Sopranos) attached as a producer – which chronicles the astonishing, meteoric rise of young Joe Louis, on the eve of WWII, to become the most beloved athlete in the world.  KEEP IT BETWEEN US is a six character, cop-thriller-love-triangle, which turns on dark secrets being revealed.  PADRE follows a handsome doctor from NYC, embroiled in ‘desert-noir’ danger and intrigue of a Texas border-town, drug cartels just across the Rio Grande and the FBI.  HIGH PRICE is a passionate love story of an entertainment mogul and the princess of L.A., daughter of the Mayor, niece of the Bishop in East L.A..

As a Director, Adam reached the 3rd round of Oscar voting for his short film, “200 YEARS” produced by Rob Fried (Collateral, Rudy, Boondock Saints), for Feeln’ Originals.

Adam co-wrote, produced and starred in, Forgiveness with Richard T. Jones, winner of The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, International Black Film Festival; it swept The San Diego Black Film Festival, was featured at The Pan-African Film Festival and more.

Adam adapted and Produced TV Movies for Proctor & Gamble: Just Passin’ Through and What Angles Fear - both won EMMYs for Regional TV and Adam won Regional EMMYs as Leading Actor in both. Adam wrote a stage-play for renowned Circle Rep. West, entitled: “Family”.

Adam is known for his 25 year acting career, which began on Living Single, Martin, Hangin’ w/ Mr. Cooper, continued on Will & Grace, The Parkers, the EMMY winning NBC mini-series, The Temptations, and being nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his lead role as “Nathan Hastings” on The Young & Restless. He’s currently recurring on The Upshaws, coming this year, 2021, from Netflix, and will be seen soon as the colorful character, "Dougie" in Flinch from director, Cameron Van Hoy (also starring:  Danny Zovatto, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Kathy Moriarty).

Notable roles include Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 13 with Al Pacino, Joel Edgerton’s hit directorial debut, The Gift (w/ Jason Bateman & Rebecca Hall), Guest Starring or Recurring on Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, The Blacklist, Lethal Weapon, Glow; and as “Ian” on Heroes. Other credits include: Uncle Drew, Rosewood, Criminal Minds, Royal Pains, Private Practice, MFA (w/ Clifton Collins, Jr. & Francesca Eastwood), Forgiveness (festival winner listed above), Torn (winner - Rhode Island Film Fest.) and Love’s Routine (w/ Willam Defoe).