Tom Mangan is an Associate Arts Professor in film production at New York University’s Graduate Film Program at Tisch. He has taught film production at NYU for 14 years in the undergraduate and graduate departments. He was the Chair of the International Media Producing Program (IMP) at Tisch Asia. Tom previously taught film production for two years at Brooklyn College. He has a BFA from the University of New Mexico and received a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from New York University’s Graduate Film program.
Tom recently executive produced the documentary Long Strange Trip, the six-part Amazon series on The Grateful Dead, directed by Amir Bar-Lev. He is currently developing several film and TV projects: Peace Like a River with Plan B, The Member-Guest with Aaron Kaplan, and The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare with Warp Films.
Tom has produced or executive produced a number of films including: 1-900 Tonight (2013), starring John Turturro; Framed (TNT 2003), starring Rob Lowe and Sam Neill; Tumbleweeds (Winner of 1999 Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker’s Trophy), starring Janet McTeer (Academy Award/Best Actress nominee and Golden Globe Best Actress winner); Sunburn, starring Cillian Murphy; The Jack Bull (HBO), starring John Cusack; Colin Fitz, which premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival; Captive, starring Stanley Tucci; and Watch It (MGM), starring Peter Gallagher and John C. McGinley.
In addition, Tom founded Post Productions, Inc. Post Productions, Inc. has performed post accounting and/or post supervision on more than 50 studio and independent films, including Martin Scorsese’s Casino, Lasse Hallström’s Chocolat and The Shipping News, David Mamet’s Oleanna and American Buffalo, as well as The Original Kings of Comedy, Wit, Naked In New York, Beautiful Girls, Basquiat, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Smoke, and Blue in the Face.
Tom has also co-written several screenplays, including Spring Break Chain Gang, The King of Fun, and Brother-Mother, Sister-Mister.