biography


In his fifteen years in the video, television, and film industry, Roy Clovis has proven himself a man of many talents. An experienced producer, director, and editor, Clovis’s ability to take a diverse range of film projects from start to successful finish is evidenced in a number of noteworthy accomplishments and accolades. In 2008, he won the Allstate “Be Reel” Film Competition at the American Black Film Festival for his direction of a 90-second film, “The Lucky Suit.” Most recently, Clovis produced “Pride and Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues,” a one-hour documentary that debuted on the MLB Network during its first month of operation.

In 2006, Clovis edited the independent film Sarbane’s Oxley, which won eight awards on the film festival circuit, including Best Feature and Best Editing at the 2007 Long Island International Film Festival. After editing the film’s trailer, he went on to work on the theatrical trailer and DVD extras for the international festival favorite I’m Through With White Girls, a highly acclaimed independent feature acquired by Image Entertainment.

Clovis graduated with a degree in Communication from Cornell University, and began his media career combining his two lifelong passions: sports and film. During a four-year stint at NBA Entertainment, he edited promotional pieces, including “I Love This Game” and “NBC Specials” promos for the NBA, “Join In” promos for the WNBA, and segments for "NBA Action" and "Inside Stuff.” At Major League Baseball Productions, Clovis produced and edited features for This Week in Baseball, the award-winning Yankeeography series, and the Spanish-language weekly show Sabor a Beisbol.

Over the years, Clovis’s work has aired regularly on channels such as HBO, NBC, FOX, ESPN, and The Learning Channel. He has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally throughout his career, and is now laying the groundwork for an independent production company that will develop and produce film and television programming.