Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Tom Musca first captured attention as the producer and co-writer of Stand and Deliver. The Warner Bros. film earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations along with six Independent Spirit Awards and is preserved in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
Musca is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers and went on to earn his MFA at UCLA. This lifelong member of the WGA has written roles for an array of acting talent, including Edward James Olmos, John Cusack, James Gandolfini, Andy Garcia, Raquel Welch, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Madsen, CCH Pounder, Cliff Robertson, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Benicio del Toro, and America Ferrara.
Television credits include Disney Channel’s Gotta Kick It Up! and Executive Story Consultant on the NBC series You Again? Produced feature film credits include Columbia Pictures’ Little Nikita; Samuel Goldwyn’s Imagen Award winner Tortilla Soup; Hollywood Pictures’ Money For Nothing; HBO’s Race; and Flight of Fancy for Showtime. Recently, Musca was the Associate Producer of Pray For Rain; Co-Producer of Bad Hurt; and Producer of Make Love Great Again and I Hate Sundays. He wrote and directed the comedy Chateau Vato, which is currently in post-production.
Tom Musca has conducted MPA writing and producing workshops on four continents. He was the Moseley Fellow for Creative Writing at Pomona College, and has lectured at the Sundance Institute, UCLA, NYU, USC and AFI. Additionally, Musca is highly regarded as a script consultant and writes fiction about filmmaking for Hollywooddementia.com. He serves as the Coordinator of the MFA Screenwriting Concentration at the University of Miami where he received the Robert and Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award.