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Presently, Tom is in pre-production as producer/director on one of his many screenplays. His screenplay, “The Gunfighter” was in the top 35 out of thousands of screenwriters at the Oaxoca script writing contest, one of the Top Film Festivals in the world. As of March 31st, 2016, Tom won first place in the worldwide High Concept Screenwriting Competition for Screenwriter's Network. He recently was in the top 15% out of 10,000 screenplays at the Austin Film Festival where he received highly critical acclaim for his writing.
Tom has worked in the entertainment business for over twenty-five years as a producer, writer, director and composer, winning dozens of industry awards. He has written music, produced hundreds of commercials, promos and trailers for just about every major film and television studio in Hollywood. His first writing attempt was a twenty page treatment that he sold to Carolco Pictures for $80,000. Tom's first screenplay entitled, "The Men's Room," was produced and directed by him and sold to Netflix.
He has mastered the art of screenwriting and has available 21 screenplays ready to go and 3 TV shows with multiple episodes. His work includes most genres with budgets ranging from very low to medium high. Having worked on dozens of movie sets, when Tom writes a scene he always keeps in mind production costs, logistics and how to get the most "cluck" for the buck. All of Tom's work is well written, commercial, entertaining, with great characters, amazing dialog and has broad demographics.
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Reviews Tom Has Written

Orbit, Bruce's Original Draft

5 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

ORBIT

Overall Recommendation:
2 stars
 
Premise:
1 stars
 
Story structure:
3 stars
 
Character:
3 stars
 
Dialogue:
2 stars
 
Emotion:
3 stars
 
August 11, 2013
Hasn't anyone at Amazon seen the trailers for "Gravity" with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock? Or seen the movies, Apollo 11, 13 and 18? We've all seen a small cast in a confined space module and a big ship like in "Alien" or "Independance Day" that gets blown up by a nuclear bomb. Duh. Because, "Orbit," is such a derivative of "Gravity" and so many other films, every studio would totally pass on it." That's just the way it works in this town.

The writing was fine, the dialog was sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but the premise is very weak because as I said, there are too many movies that have all those same elements, not to mention the new one, "Gravity." Big spaceships and claustrophobic capsules we've seen a million times before. I'm no scientist, but wouldn't all the animals, fish and humans being sucked up into the spacecraft disintegrate when going through the outer atmosphere? I'm just sayin.

But here's the real question. How the hell did this script get a development deal in four days after submission? It takes awhile for a script to go through all the channels before it's approved. And, how did this script get so many downloads in such a short amount of time. It hadn't made it into "Premise Wars," and there is no synopsis to motivate someone to read it. There is something very strange going on if you ask me. At a major or minor studio, or even a production company it takes months to get a green light. 4 days? Hmmmm....... One last thought... 109 downloads and only 2 reviews, including mine? What the hell? I'm happy for Bruce, but I'm definitely dubious about Amazon's choices and maybe this whole process in general. I can't imagine this movie ever getting made. Sorry.
 

The Nevsky Prospect, Lindsay's Original Draft

2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

A movie from a script?

Overall Recommendation:
4 stars
 
Premise:
4 stars
 
Story structure:
4 stars
 
Character:
4 stars
 
Dialogue:
4 stars
 
Emotion:
3 stars
 
May 30, 2011
Great to see Amazon finally picking a script that could actually turn into a movie. The dialog was good and the descriptive was great. Short, sweet, clear and minimal, just the way it's supposed to be. Good job, you guys. Kudos.
 

Favorite Movies

Arthur, My Favorite Year, As Good As It Gets, Defending Your Life, Aliens, Ben Hur, Mrs Doubtfire and Die Hard.
 

Influences

At one time I met and had people close to Steven Spielberg. I was told that he and I are a lot alike. In fact I wrote him a synopsis that he would have loved but ended up selling it to Carolco pictures for a pant load of money.
 

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