Tom Benedek wrote the screenplay for Cocoon and other films. He has completed more than thirty-five writing assignments at major studios, independent production companies and TV networks. Along the way, he has worked with Robert Zemeckis, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Richard Rush, Harold Ramis, Lauren Schuler Donner and many other amazingly talented filmmakers.
Tom also teaches screenwriting online at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree with an Individual Concentration in Film. He attended L’Institut de Formation Cinematographique in Paris and is a graduate of the Director’s Program at the American Film Institute.
He has also taught extensively at the the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and in the MFA and BFA programs at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.