Schulman, Tom 1951-

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Schulman, Tom 1951-

PERSONAL

Full name, Thomas H. Schulman; born 1951, in Nashville, TN; father, a physician; married; wife's name, Miriam; children: Max, Peter. Education: Vanderbilt University, B.A., philosophy, 1972; studied film at the University of Southern California; also studied at an acting and directing school.

Addresses:

Office—The Writers Co-Op, 4000 Warner Blvd., Building One, Burbank, CA 91522. Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career:

Writer, producer, and director. The Writers Co-Op, Burbank, CA, principal. Also affiliated with ImageMaker.

Member:

Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, West (member of the board of directors).

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award, best writing, screenplay written directly for the screen, Writers Guild of America Award (Screen) nomination, best screenplay written directly for the screen, Golden Globe Award nomination, best screenplay—motion picture, and Film Award nomination, best screenplay—original, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all 1990, for Dead Poets Society; Silver Raven (also known as the Special Prize of the Jury), Brussels International Festival of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Thriller Films, 1998, for 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Assistant director, Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (short film), Barr Films, 1976.

Executive producer, Indecent Proposal, Paramount, 1993.

Director, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, Orion, 1997.

Executive producer, Me, Myself & Irene, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Producer, Welcome to Mooseport (also known as Willkommen in Mooseport), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Directed short films. Some sources cite Schulman as the director of other projects.

Film Appearances:

Appeared in short films.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

(With Jeffrey Walker and Michael Chase Walker) The Gladiator, ABC, 1986.

Genius, Disney Channel, 1999.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Anatomy of Hope (also known as The Big C, Big Momma's House 3, The Here and Now, Hope against Hope, and Untitled J. J. Abrams/HBO Project), HBO, 2008.

Stage Work:

Directed plays in the Los Angeles area.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in plays in the Los Angeles area.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(With William Crain) Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (short film), Barr Films, 1976.

Dead Poets Society, Buena Vista, 1989.

(With Ed Naha) Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (based on a story by Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, and Naha; also known as Microkids!), Buena Vista, 1989.

(With Patricia Resnick) Second Sight, Warner Bros., 1989.

What about Bob? (also known as Co jest z Bobem?, Comment ca va Bob?, Entaes Bob?, Hur maar Bob, Isten nem ver Bobbal, Ma kore im Bob?, Nosso querido Bob, Que pasa con Bob?, Quoi de neuf Bob?, Tutte le manie di Bob, and Was ist mit Bob?), Buena Vista, 1991.

(With Sally Robinson) Medicine Man (also known as The Last Days of Eden), Buena Vista, 1992.

(And author of parody lyrics for the song "Mr. Sandman") 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, Orion, 1997.

Holy Man (also known as Mister G.), Buena Vista, 1998.

Welcome to Mooseport (also known as Willkommen in Mooseport), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Morgan's Summit, Warner Bros., 2009.

Author of other screenplays, including Walk of Fame, Twentieth Century-Fox; and The Dancing Man.

Teleplays; Movies:

(Story) The Gladiator, ABC, 1986.

(Story) A Father's Revenge (also known as The Rescue and Das Rattennest), ABC, 1988.

Teleplays; Episodic:

Some sources state that Schulman wrote episodes of The Court, ABC, 2002.

Teleplays; Pilots:

American Guru, FX Network, c. 2001.

Anatomy of Hope (also known as The Big C, Big Momma's House 3, The Here and Now, Hope against Hope, and Untitled J. J. Abrams/HBO Project), HBO, 2008.

Writings for the Stage:

Wrote plays produced in the Los Angeles area.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

New York Times, June 16, 1989.