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Tom Engelman

Tom Engelman is a writer's producer who balances an attraction to daring material with a sense of audience appeal. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Engelman worked as a first and second assistant director before earning his MFA in drama from Stanford in 1983. In between studies, he wrote a screenplay that became his calling card to an above-the-line career. In 1986 he was named head of development at Fox-based Lawrence Mark Productions, where he earned his stripes as a writer's advocate working with such emerging talents as Tony Gilroy, Wesley Strick and Scott Frank. Three years later, he branched out as an independent producer, developing unTV movies for Fox Television and selling theatrical projects. He wrote the story for and produced the feature The Temp.

In 1991, Engelman joined Interscope Communications. His first project was the action comedy Terminal Velocity, followed by the telefilm Snow White: A Tale of Terror, which earned Sigourney Weaver Emmy and SAG nominations, and later, the ABC biopic The Three Stooges. The success of Pitch Black, his breakout film that launched Vin Diesel's career, confirmed Engelman's commitment to genre fare.

Engelman produced Wes Craven Presents They, the first film from Interscope's successor Radar Pictures.

Engelman is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America. He is a dedicated father who lives with his two children in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Tom Engelman Facts


Selected Filmography

The Last Samurai
Wes Craven Presents: They
The Temp
Mystery Men
Terminal Velocity
Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Doom / Pitch Black / Serenity / Hellboy II: The Golden Army Four Feature Films
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
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