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Tom Blomquist is co-author of the textbook Eye of the Storm: Directing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media for Kendall Hunt Publishers with former Film and Electronic Arts Chair Maria Viera, Ph.D. An award-winning Writer, Producer, and Director, Professor Blomquist began his career as a Creative Executive at Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising, where he developed and supervised movie specials for the Emmy-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame on NBC. His other credits range from science fiction television (Farscape, Quantum Leap, Swamp Thing) and action adventure (The A-Team, Walker Texas Ranger, Hunter) to family drama (Fame L.A., Twice In A Lifetime, Catherine Marshall's Christy) and late-night talk shows (Tomorrow with Tom Snyder, Tomorrow: Coast to Coast). He also created the original story and screenplay for the Dino de Laurentiis theatrical motion picture production of Dracula's Widow starring Sylvia Kristel and Lenny von Dohlen; and served as Executive Producer, Co-Writer, and Second Unit Director of the six-hour network mini-series sequel to Christy.
More recently, Professor Blomquist directed WHOA!, a comedy pilot starring Academy Award nominee Linda Blair and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan; directed the Walk On and I Would Die For That music videos for Warner-Chappell Music starring ACM Best New Female Artist Kellie Coffey; and wrote and directed a feature-length documentary about Ms. Coffey's music career, Kellie Coffey: I'm Still Here. In 2014 he directed the critically acclaimed touring international stage production Einstein! and a corporate communications video for Skaz Productions, Missed Communication, which received an International Gold CINDY Award and Special Achievement in Directing honors from Cinema in Industry.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Professor Blomquist is Internship Coordinator for the Department of Film and Electronic Arts and teaches classes in directing and television production.