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Thomas G. Smith was born in Canton, Illinois in 1938. He attended high school in Stockton, California, then entered Northwestern University (1956-1960). "Foster Street" (1959), a slice-of-life look at Chicago, was one of his early student films. While still in college, Smith worked for a Chicago industrial film company, Gilbert Altschul ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Arrival Producer
Raiders of the Lost Ark Visual Effects


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 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (producer)
 1996 The Arrival (producer)
 1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short) (producer)
 1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (executive producer)
 1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 The Ewok Adventure (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 You Are the Jury (TV Series) (associate producer - 1 episode)
- The Case of the People of Florida vs. Joseph Landrum (1984) ... (associate producer)
 1977 The Solar System (Short) (producer)
 1976 Learning About Light (Documentary short) (producer)
 1974 Learning About Sound (Documentary short) (producer)
 1973 The American Indian Speaks (Documentary short) (producer)
 1973 The Newspaper Story (Documentary short) (producer)
 1972 Introduction to Holography (Documentary short) (producer)
 1972 Venereal Disease: the Hidden Epidemic (Video documentary short) (producer)
 1969 Kentucky Pioneers (Short) (producer)
 1968 Farm Family in Summer (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Farm Family in Autumn (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Farm Family in Spring (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Farm Family in Winter (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Midwest, Heartland of the Nation (Documentary short) (producer)
 1966 Food from the Sun (Documentary short) (producer)
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Other Works:

Industrial Light and Magic - The Art of Special Effects - Author See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Smith | Tom Smith

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Personal Quote:

After your boss has chewed you out and you feel terrible, look down on the floor. If there is no blood, you're Okay. See more »


Smith's The Solar System (1977), narrated by Richard Basehart, earned Smith a modest reputation in the growing field of visual effects. See more »

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