Tom Schulman

Screenwriter, Director, Producer
1989 was the year of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" and Steven Soderbergh's "sex, lies and videotape" and Oscar was supposed to pay homage to independent films, yet Tom Schulman won the Academy Award for Best Original ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1950 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Writer (12)

Welcome to Mooseport 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

8 Heads in A Duffel Bag 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What About Bob? 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dead Poets Society 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Second Sight 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Father's Revenge (TV Show)

From Story

Morgan's Summit (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Gladiator (Movie)

(Screen Story)
Producer (6)

Welcome to Mooseport 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Genius 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Indecent Proposal 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gladiator 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Gladiator (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

8 Heads in A Duffel Bag 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Morgan's Summit (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

1989 was the year of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" and Steven Soderbergh's "sex, lies and videotape" and Oscar was supposed to pay homage to independent films, yet Tom Schulman won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Dead Poet's Society" and even the most vocal supporters of the indie world kept mum. It was also Schulman's first feature film, although that same year he co-wrote (with Ed Naha) the highly successful family film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids". The latter was an amiable comedy about an inventor who creates a machine that accidentally reduces his and a neighbor's children. "Dead Poet's Society" starred Robin Williams as an iconoclastic instructor at a boarding school who inspires his students but also creates frustration in one of them, leading to tragic consequences.

Relationships

Miriam Schulman

Wife

Max Schulman

Son

Peter Schulman

Son

EDUCATION

Actors and Directors Laboratory

Los Angeles , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
attended one semester

Vanderbilt University

Nashville , Tennessee

Milestones

1997

Made feature directorial debut with "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag"; also scripted

1993

Served as executive producer, "Indecent Proposal"

1989

Feature debut as screenwriter "Dead Poets Society"; won Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

1988

Contributed story to the ABC TV-movie "A Father's Revenge"

1986

With Jeffrey Walker and Michael Chase, was executive producer of the ABC TV-movie "Gladiators"

Hired by ImageMaker

Joined Actors and Directors Lab, Los Angeles, where he wrote, directed and acted in plays and short films

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