On august 11, 2000, judge thomas dolan formally sentenced kendall francois to life in prison without parole and when the truth emerged, it would leave in its wake at least eight women dead and a frightened, angry community that was dumbfounded that a serial killer could live and work undetected within their midst.
Back in october, shortly after i interviewed oscar-winning screenwriter tom schulman for austin film festival's script-to-screen: dead poets society panel, i posted a few lessons learned from our conversation.
This movie won 13 awards, including an oscar for best writing, screenplay written directly for the screen it was also nominated for 17 other awards it was my honor and privilege to interview the screenwriter of dead poets society, tom schulman what follows is the transcription of my interview with tom.
Production: dead poets society, 2016-2017 season q: how did dead poets society come about what inspired the story did you originally imagine it as a stage play or a screenplay learn more.
Thomas h schulman (born october 20, 1951 in nashville) is an american screenwriter best known for his semi-autobiographical screenplay dead poets society the film won the best screenplay academy award in 1989, and was nominated for best picture and best director (peter weir) schulman earned a ba in.