Faculty

Thomas Pope

Associate Professor

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Liberal Arts
BA, University of Southern California

Thomas Pope worked for thirty years as a professional screenwriter. He has written for Francis Coppola, Ridley Scott, Barry Levinson, Penny Marshall, Frank Oz, Robert Redford, Win Wenders, and many others.

Among the movies he has worked on are Bad Boys, Someone to Watch Over Me, Lords of Discipline, Fraternity Row, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Sweet Land. His book, Good Scripts, Bad Scripts (Random House), is an analysis of twenty-five of the best and worst scripts in Hollywood.

Pope is a star speaker at the Los Angeles Screenwriting Expo and judge of the Canadian National Screenwriting Contest.