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The Michael Tolkin Collection consists of screenplays and television pilots for produced and unproduced projects written by Tolkin throughout his career.
Michael Tolkin was born on October 17, 1950 to television writer Mel Tolkin and entertainment lawyer Edith Tolkin. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1974 and works as a screenwriter and novelist. His credits include the novel and subsequent screenplay adaptation of The Player, which was a critical hit when it was released in 1992 and earned Tolkin a WGA Award, a BAFTA, and an Oscar nomination among others. Tolkin also wrote and directed the films The New Age and The Rapture as well as working steadily for decades (credited and uncredited) on numerous features and TV projects. He created the TV miniseries Escape at Dannemora, which earned him three Emmy nominations, and The Offer, about the making of the film the Godfather. He married Wendy Mogel in 1978 and they have two daughters.
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