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Born in St. Louis, MO, writer Timothy J. Sexton began his writing career at Colorado College where he majored in English. After graduation, he took some time off to travel, before landing work as a copywriter, journalist and translator. He spent four years living and working Mexico, before moving to Los Angeles, CA to become a screenwriter. His first produced film - "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (HBO, 2000) - a biopic about the famed Cuban trumpeter who battled the government over suppression of his music, earned Sexton the 2002 Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America. He followed up with another HBO film, "Boycott" (2001), a dramatization of the famous Montgomery bus boycott that followed Rosa Parks' (Iris Little Thomas) historic refusal to give up hers seat in the "whites only" section. Sexton next earned a 2003 Emmy Award nomination for his work on "Live From Baghdad" (HBO, 2003), a dramatization of CNN's coverage of the Gulf War in 1991 that was the only American broadcast to come from inside the war zone.After scripting "The Education of Ron Morris" (HBO, 2003), a true-to-life telling of a top NFL prospect who blows the whistle on mafia involvement in fixing...

Born in St. Louis, MO, writer Timothy J. Sexton began his writing career at Colorado College where he majored in English. After graduation, he took some time off to travel, before landing work as a copywriter, journalist and translator. He spent four years living and working Mexico, before moving to Los Angeles, CA to become a screenwriter. His first produced film - "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (HBO, 2000) - a biopic about the famed Cuban trumpeter who battled the government over suppression of his music, earned Sexton the 2002 Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America. He followed up with another HBO film, "Boycott" (2001), a dramatization of the famous Montgomery bus boycott that followed Rosa Parks' (Iris Little Thomas) historic refusal to give up hers seat in the "whites only" section. Sexton next earned a 2003 Emmy Award nomination for his work on "Live From Baghdad" (HBO, 2003), a dramatization of CNN's coverage of the Gulf War in 1991 that was the only American broadcast to come from inside the war zone.

After scripting "The Education of Ron Morris" (HBO, 2003), a true-to-life telling of a top NFL prospect who blows the whistle on mafia involvement in fixing college and professional sports, Sexton delved into the Mexican-American Civil Rights movement with the teleplay for "Walkout" (HBO, 2006), an historical drama depicting the organized walkout of 20,000 students in the Los Angeles school district in 1968 over inadequate education. This protest landed 12 organizers and one teacher abandoned in jail until a lone attorney emerged to represent them in the name of justice. Sexton next joined forces with acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón on "Children of Men" (2006), a futuristic dystopian tale about a former political activist (Clive Owen)-turned-down-and-out bureaucrat who is convinced by a former lover (Julianne Moore) to help transport a young pregnant woman (Clare-Hope Ashitey) - who just happens to carry the world's only child after all humanity has become infertile - to the fabled Human Project in order to save the future. Sexton was one of five writers on the project - including Cuarón - to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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