The most renowned American actor of his era trades fame, fortune, and family for a chance to gain an everlasting legacy as the savior of the Confederacy. Orchestrating a conspiracy of sympathizers, he plots to remove his biggest obstacle...the most beloved President in United States history.

  • Thomas R. Cummings
  • Philip David Black
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, Period, Historical
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    April 25, 2020
  • Drama Inc. Screenplay Competition
    Atlanta, GA
    March 18, 2020
  • Table Read My Screenplay
    Hollywood, CA
    June 13, 2019
Writer Biography - Thomas R. Cummings, Philip David Black

From a multi-generational family of published writers before him, Thomas grew up in a family that surrounded him with the influences of classic film and literature, theatre, writing, poetry, "wordsmithing", and storytelling. As a trained professional actor in his own right, Thomas has in-depth understanding of character development and crafting smart dialogue that an actor would want to deliver. Thomas began writing his first "starter" scripts at the age of thirteen.

Since then, he has written and created multiple projects including short stories, prose, stage plays, web series, professional blogs, and website content. With a passion for history, Thomas enjoys researching and writing within the genres of historical fiction, drama, and biography. As a visionary, he excels at conceptualizing setting and action, while developing stories and characters that are interesting, innovative, intricate, and iconic.

Thomas lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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