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Tom Cavanaugh
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Copworld Chapter 1 WESTWORLD FANFICTION

Copworld Chapter 1 WESTWORLD FANFICTION
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Tom Cavanaugh was born in Newark, New Jersey. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and Business Administration from Seton Hall University in 1987. In May of 2000, he received an M.F.A. from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Cavanaugh’s playwriting professors at the Actors Studio Drama School included: Romulus Linney, Jim Ryan, Jeffrey Sweet and Laura Maria Censabella. In 1999 while at the Studio, Tom was a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Films Writers Foundation Project in Los Angeles.

Cavanaugh’s one-act play THE CIRCUS STILL COMES TO TOWN was produced as part of the Thesis Repertory Season at Circle in the Square Downtown (NYC). Veteran playwright Jonathan Reynolds and director/actor Carlyn Glynn mentored the production.

Cavanaugh served as Associate Producer for Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) in 2000 and his short plays 50TH & 8TH and AMEN were produced there in special presentation. 50TH & 8TH was selected a few months later for a showcase production by the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.

Under the guidance of playwright Edward Allan Baker, Cavanaugh wrote the one act play DINER TALK in a workshop at Ensemble Studio Theatre. DINER TALK was awarded first prize in the Jersey Voices One Act Play Festival and was produced that summer in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Cavanaugh won his first screenplay competition in 2002 and was featured as a “Writer to Watch” in the March/April 2006 issue of “Script” magazine. HARVEST, a short erotic thriller, won third prize in Toucan Films Short Screenplay Competition in Burbank, CA. THE HEROES OF ’76, a coming of age screenplay about a boy growing up in Asbury Park in 1976, was a semi-finalist in the 2003 Sundance Institute Feature Film Development Project.

In 2005, Tom’s one act plays, ICONS and STARS IN CEMENT were produced for one month of shows in the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s, Hollywood Boulevard Playwriting Competition at the Actors Playpen in Hollywood, California.

Tom received his first commission for writing the one act play, ACE OF HEARTS in 2009. Twilight Productions produced ACE OF HEARTS during the summer of 2009 in Gilbertsville, Kentucky and has commissioned Cavanaugh to write two companion one act plays for a trilogy production in 2010.

Tom’s full length play BEHOLD was a 2010 finalist in the New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and was one of three winners of the 2011 Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting. His one act play, WONDER won the Irene Bashore Award for Playwriting from Firstage Los Angeles.

Cavanaugh’s “coming of age” screenplay, THE WILDNESS TREATMENT was one of twenty scripts to receive Honorable Mention at the 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards. THE WILDNESS TREATMENT is about a group of teens that are court ordered to attend a wilderness Boot Camp in the Utah desert.

Tom’s full length play ADAM & YOSHI is a finalist in The 2nd Annual McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition in McKinney, Texas, one of three finalist for the 2013 New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and won the 2012 Make the House Roar Prize for Comic Plays at the Lionheart Theater in Georgia.

Cavanaugh has been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. since 1998 and is currently living in Hollywood.


Current Residence: Hollywood
deviantWEAR sizing preference: xl
Favourite genre of music: many faves
Favourite photographer: Dorothea Lange
Favourite style of art: Surrealism
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian
Personal Quote: "Sleep sweet, dream bigger!"

Favourite Visual Artist
NOTORIOUS B.I.G., Basquiat
Favourite Movies
(too many to list)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Blue October, 30 Seconds to Mars
Favourite Writers
Imalya Vanzant, Rilke, Kerouac
Favourite Games
Chess (I'm old skool)
Tools of the Trade
Final Draft
Other Interests
Film, TV, Paintings, anything expressive!

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRE Ep 4 FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRE Ep 4 FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT

We made this show for $100 to $200 an episode.  My friends and I just wanted to work and at the same time prove to Hollywood that we can create a television show... so please check it out!  Likes would be great... comments even better and a SUBSCRIPTION on #YouTube would be great! Be a part of this new show! Follow us on Twitter @HVampire2018 LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HollywoodVamp… or just click over and join our DA Fan Group a https://www.deviantart.com/hollywoodvampirefans

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRE Episode #3 SPF 500

We made this show for $100 to $200 an episode.  My friends and I just wanted to work and at the same time prove to Hollywood that we can create a television show... so please check it out!  Likes would be great... comments even better and a SUBSCRIPTION on #YouTube would be great! Be a part of this new show! Follow us on Twitter @HVampire2018 LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HollywoodVamp… or just click over and join our DA Fan Group at https://www.deviantart.com/hollywoodvampirefans

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farybaHobbyist Artist
Great shot! by vafiehya   Thanks by vafiehya   Great shot! by vafiehya  
TOMCAVANAUGHProfessional Writer
My pleasure!!!
farybaHobbyist Artist
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so sorry for my lateness i been so busy cant belive it been year since i thanked any one. so i am thanking you now. Thanks so much for the the watch I am most honoured thank you. I hope your well. I hope you had a nice Christmas and i hope you had a nice start to the new year. and i wish you all the best and i hope it be better year then 2017 (specially for me) (it as a very hard year for) i hope 2017 was good year for you. and i hope 2018 will be the best year yet, I hope you and your family will remember this one for years to come.  happy new year to you and your friends even if i am six months late sorry about that. 

I wish you all the best for 2018 and beyond. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. I look forward to more of your work soon. I wish you all the best take care be safe I wish you all the best of luck and health and well wishes.. have a nice evening.

I am truly very grateful to you. I look forward to seeing more work from you soon god bless Speak to you soon  have a nice rest of year with all the enjoys of all the 4 season of the turning of the year i get lot of joy and pleasure by studying them. i get so much great pleasure with the colours that the trees turns. i dont show my art and i am not very good. and i rarely up load these days. but i cant wait to see you art work.s thanks again for watching me. i get so much joy and pleasure from others artists work. it shows me so much more i can do and learn and give others the joy i get from watching other. thanks again watching me.

i always watch in return i cant wait to see what you can do too i am so crap at drawing, but  i hope i can improve. if you can show me some good pointers i be so grateful.  if you want too i hope you had a nice Halloween as well. and enjoy thanks giving too. Have great time. i hope your Easter went well i hope as a nice valentines will be one to be remembered as a special one that you are ,  i hope your summer will be nice and not to hot. enjoy your fall always nice to see the colours, it always cheers me up when i use them as  bright as there are in my art when i am hurt or down.. and i hope you have a great Halloween love to hear all about it your 2018. i hope to speak to you soon alll the best and high regards and well wishes danny. 
EllaV323Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch so much! :D
TOMCAVANAUGHProfessional Writer
My pleasure... thanks for the fave!  Like your art.... KEEP CREATING!!!
EllaV323Hobbyist General Artist
Np and thank you again I sure will :D :)