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Award-Winning Screenwriter and Producer Tom Musca Teaches Creative Writing Class at Pomona College

Tom Musca, award-winning screenwriter, producer and director, has been named the 2006-2007 Moseley Fellow in Creative Writing at Pomona College. As the Moseley Fellow, Musca will teach a screenwriting course at Pomona College in fall 2006.

Musca first captured attention as the producer and co-writer of Stand and Deliver, a film about a dedicated calculus teacher, Jaime Escalante, inspiring students at an East Los Angeles high school. Musca is currently scripting Bringing the Heat, a high school chess drama that is scheduled to shoot this year. Tortilla Soup, his most recently produced screenplay, won numerous accolades and is the third highest selling Latino-themed DVD in history.

Previous Pomona College Moseley Fellows include: Paula L. Woods, award-winning mystery author; Verlyn Klinkenborg, an acclaimed essayist, author and a regular contributor to the New York Times; Salvador Carrasco, writer and director of the feature film The Other Conquest; poet B.H. Fairchild, author of Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest; and Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander.

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