Caroline Thompson

Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Caroline Thompson didn't necessarily intend to pursue a career in Hollywood. But once her first novel was optioned for the movies, she decided to try her hand at screenwriting and hasn't looked back since. Since the ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1956 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Writer (11)

City of Ember 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Buddy 1997 (Movie)

(From Story)

Buddy 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Black Beauty 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Secret Garden 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

Buddy 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Beauty 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

A Day With... 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (2)

The Secret Garden 1993 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Caroline Thompson didn't necessarily intend to pursue a career in Hollywood. But once her first novel was optioned for the movies, she decided to try her hand at screenwriting and hasn't looked back since. Since the 1990s, she has concentrated on crafting family-friendly productions that have generally earned respectful reviews and modest box-office returns.

Relationships

Thomas Carlton Thompson Jr

Father

Henry Bromell

Husband
married August 28, 1982 divorced

Danny Elfman Theme Music

Companion
Together in the early 1990s Award-winning composer of scores for "Batman" (1989) and "Edward Scissorhands" (1990)

Bettie Thompson

Mother

EDUCATION

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts 1978
graduated summa cum laude

Radcliffe College, Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

Milestones

2002

Wrote and directed the ABC/Disney presentation "Snow White: The Fairest of Them All"

1997

Made second feature, "Buddy", the based on fact story of a 1920s socialite who maintained a menagerie including chimpanzees that she treated as her children

1994

Directorial debut, "Black Beauty"; also scripted

1993

Had three scripts produced, including "The Secret Garden" and "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"

1991

Penned the screenplay for "The Addams Family"

1990

Screenwriting debut, "Edward Scissorhands"; also served as an associate producer; first association with director Tim Burton

1983

Published first novel, "First Born"

1978

After graduating college, moved to L.A.

Moved to Massachusetts to attend college, first at Radcliffe, then at Amherst

Worked as a freelance journalist and writer; wrote book reviews and served as a music supervisor on the CBS daytime serial "Capitol"

Raised near Washington, DC

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