Tom Fontana

Tom Fontana

Highest Rated: 100% United We Fan (2018)

Lowest Rated: 83% Shot in the Heart (2001)

Birthday: Sep 12, 1951

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

While Tom Fontana was playwright-in-residence at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jake and Gwyneth Paltrow saw his play "The Spectre Bridegroom" and insisted their father, producer Bruce Paltrow, give Fontana a job on his new show "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88), the perfect prescription for jumping a struggling playwright's yearly income from $5000 to $90,000. As one of the three top writer-producers for that series, he made a name and the beginning of a sizable fortune pioneering the story structure that weaves several narrative threads together in one hour, a formula that still successfully powers shows like "ER." Three Emmy Awards later (all for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series), he is one of the most powerful television producers in the world. And yet . . . Fontana considers himself a writer, period. He produces so that he can have control over what happens to his words, and he does it well.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet United We Fan Self - 2018
No Score Yet 38% Judas Executive Producer,
Writer
- 2004
No Score Yet 45% Strip Search Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2004
83% 69% Shot in the Heart Executive Producer - 2001
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Writer,
Executive Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firehouse Executive Producer,
Writer
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prosecutors Executive Producer,
Writer
- 1996

TV

Credit
76% 81% City on a Hill Executive Producer 2021 2019
No Score Yet 80% Killing Fields Co-Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Borgia Unknown (Character),
Director
2014
81% 78% Copper Creator,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2012-2013
61% No Score Yet The Philanthropist Executive Producer 2009
13% No Score Yet The Bedford Diaries Writer 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Executive Producer 2004
92% 98% Oz Executive Producer,
Writer
1997-2003
92% No Score Yet The Beat Executive Producer,
Writer
2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hoop Life Executive Producer 1999-2000
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Executive Producer 1993-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: City on a Hill Executive Producer

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