Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas

Writer and Creator
Actor, Author, Director, Playwright, Researcher, Screenwriter, Theatre Director and Theatrical Producer

Ashland, Virginia

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April 2014
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About Eric

Born in Newport News Virginia, I started his writing career at the age of sixteen as a poet. In the years since, I have had several poems published in various collections, including, the poetry anthology, Soft Parade.

While pursuing my under-graduate degree in English and Theater Studies at Christopher Newport University, I completed my first novel “Darkness Falls“, and spent a year studying Independent Play Writing under the celebrated theater director and author of Theater As A Weapon, Naum Panovski.  Following the production of my 1993 stage play, The Insider’s Club, which I both wrote and directed, I made the decision to expand my career to include writing for film.

Having spent several years sharpening my screenwriting skills, I placed as a Semi-Finalist in the 2002 AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship with my feature film script Acts of God, and in 2010 had the screenplay I am Randy Wilson in competition at the prestigious Austin Film Festival. After penning a spec script for the animated show “Family Guy, I shifted my focus toward writing for television.  With two animated pilots being considered for production, I continue my work with my writing partner on the first season of our original series.  

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Unique traits: Improv Comedy, Stand Up Comedy, Impressionist, Storyteller

Credits

  • Echo House

    Echo House (2011)
    Television by Red Button Studios Creator/Writer

  • Family Guy Spec - The Teleplay's the Thing

    Family Guy Spec - The Teleplay's the Thing (2011)
    Television by Teleplay Writers Competition Writer

  • I'm Randy Wilson and So am I

    I'm Randy Wilson and So am I (2010)
    Film by Independent Production Screenwriter

  • Acts of God

    Acts of God (2000)
    Film by Semi-Finalist Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting Screenwriter

  • Dear God

    Dear God (1997)
    Print by The Soft Parade Poetry Anthology Author

  • Darkness Falls

    Darkness Falls (1997)
    Print by New York Management Author

  • Working my Mind

    Working my Mind (1997)
    Print by The Soft Parade Poetry Anthology Author

  • The Insiders Club

    The Insiders Club (1994)
    Theater by Independent Production Writer, Producer, Director

  • Vaudeville Stage Production

    Vaudeville Stage Production (1993)
    Theater by Odyssey of the Mind Vaudeville Johnny Carson, Magicians Assistant, and Rip Torn

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist Stage32 Happy Writers Teleplay Competition
    (2014)

  • Placed Austin Film Festival Heart of Film Screenplay Competition
    (2012)

  • Semi-Finalist Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
    (2012)

  • Semi-Finalist Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting
    (2001)

  • Best Student Play Written, Produced, and Directed for the Stage
    (1997)

  • Two Time Finalist Library of Congress Poetry Writing Competiton
    (1990)

Education

  • Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA)
    (1994-1998)

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