FRANC. REYES (Writer, Director)
his career as a dancer and choreographer. In 1984, he made his screen debut in
the hip-hop classic Beat Street, produced
by Harry Belafonte and David V. Picker. Soon after, Reyes wrote his first
script, The Headliners. He
also continued his dance career, becoming a top New York choreographer and
staging shows for leading dance music artists of the time.
In 1990, Reyes tried his hand at writing songs for some of
these artists. By 1992, he had written two top 10 singles, Lisette Melendez's
"Together Forever" and "A Day In My Life Without You" for
Def Jam/Columbia Records. He also wrote the #1 Billboard dance hit, Corina's
"Temptation" for Atco/Atlantic Records. He soon established King Reyes
Music and signed a partnership deal with E.M.I Publishing.
In 1993, Reyes was asked to stage the club sequences for
Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way, and this return to film
drew him back to screenwriting. He wrote a succession of screenplays including In
The Deep South, which was produced as a 35mm short.
Reyes directed this story of political corruption in the South Bronx, which
starred Jon Seda (Selena, Price Of Glory) and
Lauren Velez (I Like It Like That, New York Undercover). He has written three additional feature- length
scripts and several songs for the accompanying soundtracks. His next project is Ceramic
Life, a feature film he will write, direct, produce and
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