Tom Sturges is the former executive vice president and head of creative at Universal Music Publishing, where he signed such
artists as the Foo Fighters, 50 Cent, and Jack Johnson. He has also published two books on parenting,
Parking Lot Rules and
Grow the Tree You Got, and wrote a play dedicated to his father titled
Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin. This collection comprises research materials, sketches, drafts, and publishing correspondence related to these works.
Tom Sturges is the former executive vice president and head of Creative for Universal Music Publishing Group, where he was
responsible for the continuing career development of musicians such as the Foo Fighters, Three Doors Down, 50 Cent, Jack Johnson,
and Vanessa Carlton. He is also a voting member of the National Association for the Recording Arts and Sciences, a member
of their Board of Directors, and the President of the Los Angeles chapter. As the Founder of the Manhattan Beach, California,
Unified School District's "Every Idea is a Good Idea" GATE Program, Sturges worked with more than five hundred students over
the course of eight years, creating a curriculum that allowed students to write and record their own songs. He continued to
mentor them all the way through adolescence, an experience which inspired the award-winning documentary on music and mentoring,
Witness The Dream. As the son of playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker Preston Sturges, Tom wrote the play Preston Sturges's Last Night at the Algonquin to honor his father's memory. A graduate of UCLA, Tom is also the author of two books, Parking Lot Rules & 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children and Grow the Tree You Got & 99 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Adolescents and Teenagers.
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