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Prof. Tom Abrams
Prof. Tom Abrams
Associate Professor, School of Cinematic Arts, the University of Southern California

Tom Abrams is an award-winning screenwriter and director whose work has been recognized in both the United States and Europe, including an Academy Award Nomination, an Emmy Award for Animation writing, and prizes at the Berlin, Cannes, Montreal and Karlovy Vary Film Festivals.

As a working member of the Writer’s Guild of America for more than 25 years, Tom’s screenplays include HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL for Warner Bros., THE CAPTAIN'S WIFE for 20th Century Fox, THE AMERICAN PRINCESS for New Line Cinema, THE BATTLE OF ONO for John Woo and Chow Yun Fat, METAL MACHINE for Universal Pictures, and GAMEBOY CHARLIE for Bruckheimer producer, Chad Oman. His most recent work is as Executive Producer and co-writer on P.O.V., a horror film shot in Ireland, 2016. Tom is also an international film consultant who’s worked in more than 15 countries around the world, including Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea and China. From 1995 – 2005, he was as a founding member of North by Northwest, a celebrated Northern European film development scheme, and from 2005 - 2016 has been the Co-Head of Studies for ScriptEast, an Eastern European development program with 20 produced feature films to their credit.

Tom is a tenured professor in Screenwriting and Film Production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he has taught since 1989.