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T.L. (Todd) Messegee, (Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, California Institute of the Arts, MFA), is a professional screenwriter, published playwright and author. He is currently a contract screenwriter for Larry Levinson Productions in Los Angeles with his co-writer and wife Lisa Nanni-Messegee. Their screenplay, Romantically Speaking is in active pre-production.
In 2012, Todd and Lisa’s play, Carol vs. Christmas was published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. Todd is the author of the book, Hollywood Eats Children!, a guide for screenwriters that offers a narrative nonfiction account of working in the entertainment industry. While in Hollywood, he was the director of development for Krofft Entertainment and among many other projects, co-created and co-produced the Okee-Dokee Show for the Family channel. Working with First Folio Films, Todd helped develop, and then wrote the (unproduced) epic screenplay, The Quality of Light. The same production company later produced Brightness, also written by Todd Messegee, staring Eric Idle and Chad Lindberg. He is currently the assistant director on the award-winning western web series, Thurston. A jack-of-all trades, Mr. Messegee is also an award winning photographer, a published illustrator and fine artist with oil paintings and drawings in many private collections. He has taught at The University of Mary Washington, Northern Virginia Community College, and has delivered lectures on screenwriting and the entertainment industry at the California Institute of the Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
MFA, Directing/Theater/Video/Cinema, California Institute of the Arts (1991)
Faculty Rank: Instructor