Tom Schlesinger is a writer-consultant for multi-national corporations like Disney’s Maker Studios, Shopify, the Red Bull Media House as well as for numerous independent production companies. He wrote the HBO documentary Prom Night in Mississippi with Morgan Freeman, wrote and co-executive produced The Last White Knight: Is Reconciliation Possible? featuring Harry Belafonte, and was story consultant on the Academy Award-winning film, Nowhere in Africa.
Tom is writing the feature film, Thief River, for Paul Saltzman’s Sunrise Films and Paul Clifford’s Powerplay Productions. He recently finished the feature film screenplay, Chappie and Me, for Paul Saltzman and Sunrise Films, with Morgan Freeman attached to star. And he is now developing the reboot to Paul Saltzman’s internationally successful TV series, Danger Bay.
With over 10,000 students internationally, Tom has taught storytelling workshops and trained industry professionals at Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, Ltd, The American Film Institute, the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.
With a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA, Tom has facilitated Human Potential seminars including: Art as Transformation at UCLA; Myths, Dreams and Movies at the Esalen Institute, the Saybrook Institute and The California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology: and Creative Flow: the Inner Reaches of Outer Space, at the Academy of Art in Munich and the Working Group in Toronto.
Tom lives in Santa Monica, California, because he prefers to be either close to the Pacific Ocean, or one of the Great Lakes.
Tom is available for small group workshops, one-on-one consulting and key note speeches. For further information and questions, please contact us. Tom is booked out months in advance, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Jim Schlesinger’s background is in Strategic Planning and Organizational Development. He has served as an Executive for the AXA Group and has developed several successful franchises in the Midwest.
Jim is currently a Senior Managing Partner at The Business Strategies Group of Illinois and serves as a consultant and an executive coach for high level wealth management teams around the country.
With her focus in Training and Development, Linda Poznansky is responsible for creating strategic paths for personal and professional development. She brings analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to influence and assemble individuals as well as groups and change management.