Tom has a keen sense of the “big picture.” His insight allowed us to envision structure and effective character arcs in the early stages of development — important assets in creating a great screenplay. Ashwin Rajan

Producer, Blinding Edge Pictures

Tom has the amazing ability to guide writers to a place of enhanced creativity. Michael Lehmann

Director, True Blood, The Larry Sanders Show

Tom has a very unique approach to story and I’m extremely grateful to have had his guidance. Jennifer Arnold

Writer-Director, A Small Act (2011 Emmy Nomination, Sundance Jury Prize nominee)

Attending Tom’s workshop was a creative turning point for me as a documentary filmmaker. Nimisha Mukerji

Director-Producer, 65 Red Roses

The first thing I did when I began writing was to pick up the phone and call Tom. I can’t think of a more insightful and inspiring “wing man”. He truly guides me to do my best work. Daniel Stamm

Writer-Director, The Last Exorcist

Tom is a master in working with dichotomies: logic and emotion, brain and heart, body and soul… my characters came alive as we found the optimal structure for my script. Gustav Deutsch

Writer-Director, Shirley: Visions of Reality

Collaborating with Tom has been absolutely essential for me and, aside from his sheer intellectual input, so much fun! Doris Doerrie

Writer-Director, Nobody Loves Me, Enlightenment Guaranteed

I think I learned more about storytelling from Tom at the workshop than I learned in my last 10 years stumbling through my career. Scott Gracheff

Director, The Rugby Player

Tom helped me focus on possibilities instead of limitations. His qualities as a guide cannot be valued enough, not to mention that he is a great guy, and tremendous fun to work with! Reto Caffi

Writer-Director, On the Line (Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Film)

I would HIGHLY recommend Tom to anyone involved in visual storytelling. Stephen Philipson

Editor, Hannibal, Prom Night in Mississippi

Tom’s extraordinary guidance on my scripts for “Nowhere in Africa” and “Beyond Silence” enriched my award-winning films immensely.

Caroline Link

Writer-Director, Nowhere in Africa (Academy Award - Best Foreign Film)

Tom is the best: full stop!

Daniel Speck

Best-selling Author, Bella Germania

Tom’s wisdom, inspiration, and deep understanding of character and story continue to guide me on each screenwriting journey.

Pamela Gray

Screenwriter, Conviction, Music of the Heart, A Walk on the Moon

Working with Tom Schlesinger is worth its weight in gold!

Paul Saltzman

Filmmaker, Prom Night in Mississippi, featuring Morgan Freeman