Instructor Tom Vaughan
Story and Plot
Screenwriting Classes in Los Angeles and Online
Tom Vaughan studied at the University of Houston with Broadway legend Jose Quintero and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. It was his work as a writer and director in Houston theatre that got him recognized by Hollywood.  
 
He was soon writing screenplays for, among others, Phoenix Pictures, Spelling Films, Rysher Entertainment, TNT, MTV Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, Sony Pictures, ABC, NBC, Warner Brothers and Disney/Touchstone. He has developed screenplays for Matthew McConaughey, Nicolas Cage, Barry Sonnenfeld, Chow-Yun Fat, Simon West, and many others.
 
WINCHESTER, the film he co-wrote starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, about the infamous Winchester Mystery House, opens nationally in February, 2018. Tom just finished work on the untitled horror film about one of the most haunted places in the world, the HMS Queen Mary in Long Beach. Most recently he wrote the romantic comedy MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION for producer Todd Garner and Broken Road Productions.

Tom's feature film debut was the action film UNSTOPPABLE, starring Wesley Snipes. In 2011, he completed his directorial debut, PLAYING HOUSE, based on a script written with Kristy Dobkin. His past productions include BLACKOUT with Jane Seymour for CBS, and CRITICAL ASSEMBLY with Katherine Heigl for NBC. He served as writer as well as Co-Producer on ATOMIC TWISTER with Sharon Lawrence and DEAD IN A HEARTBEAT with Penelope Anne Miller and Judge Reinhold, both for TBS. 

He has been teaching and mentoring screenwriters for over ten years and finds it as gratifying as actually practicing it
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