Anna Thomas | Discipline Head
Thomas is an Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter as well as a producer, director, and author. She produced and co-wrote the film EL NORTE, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay, was elected to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, and made countless ten-best lists.
Other principal credits include the acclaimed MY FAMILY, MI FAMILIA, starring Jimmy Smits and Edward James Olmos; the William Hurt-starring drama A TIME OF DESTINY; and FRIDA, starring Salma Hayek.
Thomas made her first feature in 1977 when she wrote, produced and directed THE HAUNTING OF M as her Master’s thesis film at UCLA. Other credits include episodes of the PBS series AMERICAN FAMILY and, as producer, the feature documentary INFINITE SPACE: THE ARCHITECTURE OF JOHN LAUTNER. She is a founder of the IFP West, now Film Independent.