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Tom Fontana


Tom Fontana was born on September 12, 1951 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Oz (1997), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and St. Elsewhere (1982). He was previously married to Sagan Lewis. See full bio »

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  Borgia (TV Series) (11 episodes, 2013) (story - 24 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (written by - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2014)
- 1498 (2014) ... (story)
- 1496 (2014) ... (story)
- 1495 (2014) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Who Is Like God? (2013)
- The Seven Sorrows (2013) ... (written by)
  Copper (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (story - 14 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Place I Called My Home (2013) ... (created by)
- Beautiful Dreamer (2013) ... (created by)
- Good Heart and Willing Hand (2013) ... (created by)
- The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (2013) ... (created by) / (story)
- Think Gently of the Erring (2013) ... (created by)
  The Philanthropist (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2009) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2009)
- Haiti (2009) ... (created by)
- Kashmir (2009) ... (created by)
- San Diego (2009) ... (created by)
- Kosovo (2009) ... (created by)
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... (created by) / (written by)
 2007 M.O.N.Y. (TV Movie)
  The Bedford Diaries (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Passion of the Beaver (2006) ... (story)
- Love and the Tenth Planet (2006) ... (story)
- Tell Me No Secrets (2006) ... (story)
- I'm Gonna Love College (2006) ... (writer)
  The Jury (TV Series) (story - 9 episodes, 2004) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Too Jung to Die (2004) ... (story)
- Lamentation on the Reservation (2004) ... (story)
- Pilot (2004) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Boxer (2004) ... (story)
- Memories (2004) ... (story)
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie) (written by)
 2004 Judas (TV Movie) (written by)
  Oz (TV Series) (created by - 56 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (written by - 46 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (story - 5 episodes, 1998) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1998)
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Junkyard Dawgs (2003) ... (created by) / (written by)
- A Day in the Death... (2003) ... (created by) / (written by)
- 4giveness (2003) ... (created by) / (written by)
- A Failure to Communicate (2003) ... (created by) / (written by)
 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes (TV Special documentary)
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (story - 57 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (written by - 10 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1996)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (written by)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (story)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (story)
- Zen and the Art of Murder (1999) ... (story)
- Kellerman, P.I.: Part 2 (1998) ... (story)
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
 1996 The Prosecutors (TV Movie)
 1995 Under Fire (TV Series) (1995)
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
 1993 New Year (TV Movie)
  Home Fires (TV Series) (1 episode, 1992) (story - 5 episodes, 1992)
- Sibling Revelry (1992) ... (story)
- A Bench Too Far (1992) ... (story)
- Fathers and Sons (1992) ... (story)
- Marriage by the Book (1992) ... (story)
- Madonna and Child Reunion (1992) ... (story)
  Tattingers (TV Series) (1 episode, 1989) (created by - 13 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Tour of Doody (1989)
- Ex-Appeal (1989) ... (created by)
- El Sid (1989) ... (created by)
- Half a Loaf (1989) ... (created by)
- Screwball (1989) ... (created by)
  St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (story - 60 episodes, 1982 - 1988) (written by - 26 episodes, 1983 - 1987) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1982 - 1988)
- The Last One (1988) ... (story)
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... (teleplay)
- Their Town (1988) ... (story)
- Weigh In, Way Out (1987) ... (written by)
- A Moon for the Misbegotten (1987) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie) (teleplay)
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He usually writes early in the morning just after waking up. He has said that most of the time ideas will come to him at this time from dreams he has had during the night. Prior to going to bed he usually will briefly look over the scenes he plans to write in the morning in order to generate these dreams. See more »

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Effective use of soundtracks and music montages See more »

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