Lawrence Mattis gave up his career as an attorney to become the founder of Circle of Confusion, a management company representing writers and directors in the film industry. Mattis has overseen Circle’s growth from a small literary boutique into a full service bi-coastal production/management company, creating cutting-edge film and television and representing writers, directors, actors, content creators and intellectual property.
Lawrence manages clients such as The Wachowskis (The Matrix, Sense8), Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli), and Jon Spaihts (Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence). Circle of Confusion currently produces four television shows including the The Walking Dead, the most watched drama series in basic cable history, and Powers, the first Sony Playstation exclusive series. Circle recently completed production on the films American Ultra starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart and Mr. Right starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.
Mattis received his JD from Columbia University. Despite the fact that he has been told the film business is based in Los Angeles, he works and lives in New York City with his wife, Frances, and his daughter, who is diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.
He has been actively involved in a number of fundraising events for RSRT both in NYC and LA.