Timothy J Sexton
Born in St. Louis, MO, writer Timothy J. Sexton began his writing career at Colorado College where he majored in English. After graduation, he took some time off to travel, before landing work as a copywriter, journalist and translator. He spent four years living and working Mexico, before moving to Los Angeles, CA to become a screenwriter. His first produced film - "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (HBO, 2000) - a biopic about the famed Cuban trumpeter who battled the government over suppression of his music, earned Sexton the 2002 Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America. He followed up with another HBO film, "Boycott" (2001), a dramatization of the famous Montgomery bus boycott that followed Rosa Parks' (Iris Little Thomas) historic refusal to give up hers seat in the "whites only" section. Sexton next earned a 2003 Emmy Award nomination for his work on "Live From Baghdad" (HBO, 2003), a dramatization of CNN's coverage of the Gulf War in 1991 that was the only American broadcast to come from inside the war zone.