Tom Schulman

Screenwriter/Producer/Director

 

Tom Schulman wrote “Dead Poets Society,” for which he received an Academy Award for best original screenplay. He also wrote “What About Bob?” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Medicine Man,” and “Holy Man.” He wrote and directed “Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag.”

 He was an executive producer on “Indecent Proposal” and “Me, Myself and Irene.” Tom was the writer/producer of “Welcome to Mooseport.” He co-wrote and co-produced with Rafael Yglesias and J.J. Abrams, “The Anatomy of Hope,” a pilot for HBO.

 Tom graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Philosophy. He studied at USC Graduate School of Cinema, with Jack Garfein at the Actors and Directors Lab, Los Angeles, and with director Joan Darling.

He directed the Actors’ Studio first west coast production, Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker.”

Tom served on the board of directors and then as Vice President of the Writers Guild of America, West. Tom was the President of the Writers Guild Foundation and serves on its board. He also serves on the advisory board of the Science and Entertainment Exchange. 

He recently wrote and directed “Double Down South,” a gambling thriller that will be released in January 2024.