Welcome to the official website of Harold Lea Brown, AKA Harold L. Brown, screenwriter, author and playwright. He is a producer of feature films, documentaries, TV series and shorts; and is also an indie publisher.
A three time writer of the year recipient and featured in ‘The Top 100 Indie Writers in the World’ on Apple Books, Harold is an international award winning writer, with his work recognized in more than sixteen countries, garnering more than 175 awards and nominations. His storytelling spans the drama, thriller, crime/mystery, action/adventure, western and comedy genres and includes screenplays, teleplays, miniseries, web series, novels and most recently stage plays.
Entering his eighth decade, Harold believes that “Story is life well told!” His family roots are Norwegian and Finnish, where story is core to passing on history to future generations. In his teens, he told story through music when he played in a rock band. Later he told story through award winning poetry and used story as a way of communicating corporate history and vision as a chief business strategist. And now, for more than a decade, it’s something he has become laser focused on. Besides being on movie and television sets as talent, he’s studied writing, acting and producing, all to inform his craft as a storyteller.
He is a guest lecturer and a regular contributor to industry magazines, including staff writer, where he has published articles, including a series on ‘A Novel Idea: Turning Your Screenplay into a Novel,’ something he has done with his Deadly Invisible Enemies techno-thriller series.
Harold is the recipient of the FAME Patron of the Arts (2022), a Jean-Luc Godard Honorary Awardee (2022) and Nominee (2020), A Monarch of Motion Pictures Honorary Awardee Royal Society of Television and Motion Picture Awards (2022 and 2021), a Conquering Disabilities with Film International Film Festival Melissa Goodman Caregiver Award recipient (2020) and the FAME Mico Award for Innovation, Courage and Excellence in the Film Arts recipient for his work as writer, producer and philanthropist (2018).
He is the sponsor of the Harold L. Brown Award of Excellence 1st Time Screenwriter presented annually at The Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival, Washington D.C. Metro Area, to a first time writer who displays excellence and promise in their storytelling craft. Since 2016, he has supported the next generation of storytellers through sponsorship of international young storyteller festival awards and recognition.
Did You Know?
Before storytelling was his current focus, Harold was a seasoned business executive and chief strategist/futurist, with more than 30 years management experience, and national and international professional designations in management, information management and accounting, including the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession, a Chartered Fellow with the United Kingdom Chartered Management Institute.