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Chris Millis is a prize-winning, bestselling writer, producer, and cartoonist. He adapted his first novel, Small Apartments (print: Anvil Press, 2001; digital: Thirteen Books Publishing, 2012), into a feature film directed by Jonas Akerlund that stars Billy Crystal, Matt Lucas, James Caan, Johnny Knoxville, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Stormare, Juno Temple, James Marsden, Amanda Plummer, Rosie Perez, Rebel Wilson, and many more. The film had it's World Premiere at the 2012 South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. It was an audience favorite as a dark, subversive cult hit, prompting The Hollywood Reporter in its review to call it "singularly weird."
As a screenwriter and producer, Millis has several original and rewrite projects in development. Some current projects include: "On Tilt," with director Goran Dukic ("Wristcutters: A Love Story"), "The Love Broker," with director Mark Piznarski ("Gossip Girl"), and the caper comedy, "Tackling Larry Csonka," starring Matt Lucas.
Millis's second novel, God & California, previously optioned by Lionsgate, is scheduled for publication in 2012.
As a celebrity collaborator, Millis's credited books include The Making of a Stand-Up Guy, with comedian Charlie Murphy (Simon & Schuster, 2009), and Here's the Situation, with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, star of MTV's "Jersey Shore" (Penguin, 2010). Millis frequently writes and travels with actor-comedian Rob Schneider and is collaborating with Rob on several projects, including his memoir.
As a cartoonist, Millis has partnered with John McPherson since 1995 on the syndicated cartoon panel "Close To Home," distributed to over 700 newspapers worldwide by Universal Press Syndicate. He has illustrated political, humor, and children's books including An American Bestiary (Lone Oak Press, 2000) by the late presidential candidate, U.S. Senator, and poet-statesman Eugene J. McCarthy, and the popular New England children's book, A Clam Named Sam (Lone Oak Press, 2001) by conservationist Lee DeVitt. Millis has published thousands of his drawings in newspapers, magazines, on greeting cards and toys.
Millis began his career as an art director and sportswriter for daily newspapers in upstate New York. He holds a B.A. in Art from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo State College and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Vermont. He lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and twin sons. Learn more at chrismillis.com or follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMillis.