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Birth Place: Malvern, Arkansas, USA Profession: screenwriter

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In tandem with his boyhood neighbor Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson has written a number of screenplays, both produced and unproduced. The duo first met and befriended one another in Malvern, Arkansas. After earning both an undergraduate and graduate degree in English at the University of Arkansas, Epperson suggested that the pair try their luck in New York. Staying only ten hours in The Big Apple, the twosome headed West to Hollywood where they marked time writing scripts and taking meetings. Thornton quickly developed a reputation as the more volatile member of the team, often storming out on producers.

In tandem with his boyhood neighbor Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson has written a number of screenplays, both produced and unproduced. The duo first met and befriended one another in Malvern, Arkansas. After earning both an undergraduate and graduate degree in English at the University of Arkansas, Epperson suggested that the pair try their luck in New York. Staying only ten hours in The Big Apple, the twosome headed West to Hollywood where they marked time writing scripts and taking meetings. Thornton quickly developed a reputation as the more volatile member of the team, often storming out on producers.

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Raised in Malvern, AR
1963:
Met future screenwriting partner Billy Bob Thornton (date approximate)
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Attended University of Arkansas, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English
1977:
With Thornton, decided to move to NYC; stayed ten hours
1977:
Moved to L.A.
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Began writing screenplays with Thornton; meeting with producers and making puitches
1992:
Made feature screenwriting debut, "One False Move"; co-wrote with Thornton
1996:
With Thornton, wrote screenplay for "A Family Thing"
1996:
TV writing debut, the made-for-cable film "Don't Look Back"; also served as co-executive producer
1997:
Feature producing debut (as co-producer with Gary M Bettman), "A Gun, a Car, a Blonde"; also co-scripted with director Stefani Ames; shown in competition at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival
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Education

University of Arkansas: Fayetteville , Arkansas -
University of Arkansas: Fayetteville , Arkansas -

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