PENICK CANDIDATE COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 HOLLYWOOD MARCH 5 2013 ELECTION
Education: Thomas Marshall Penick
St. Aloysius Elementary School – Cleveland, Ohio 1954 – 1961
St. Agnes Elementary School – Cleveland, Ohio 1955 - 1956
Cathedral Latin School for Boys – Cleveland, Ohio – 1961 - 1963
Los Angeles High School 1963 – 1966 High School Diploma / Humanities
Grade point average: 3.4 on a scale of 4
UCLA 1966 – 1971 B.A. Theater Arts Department / Motion Picture Division / Specialty Screenwriting
Dean’s Honor Roll at UCLA – 1968 while carrying 18 units in Westwood, California and working for United Parcel Service on Soto Street in East Los Angeles from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at night. I was a sorter. The pay was $9.00 per hour as a Sorter. At first, I loaded and unloaded huge trucks at United Parcel Service on Soto Street in downtown Los Angeles. Each truck had 1 belt man and 1 loader. In time, I did both jobs . . .
Then, the plant supervisor asked me to go to Sorter School at UPS. I eagerly accepted his offer. I had to learn the names of all of the cities in California.
Bob Corliss hired me at United Parcel Service in 1969. The UPS office was on Olympic Boulevard near the 110 Freeway.
Grade point average: 2.648 on a scale of 4 - Final grade point average from UCLA days
Los Angeles City College 1967 – 1968, 1995 – 2001
Specializing in Art Studies and Painting with Professor Gloria Bohannon
Deans Honor Roll LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE: 1998 and 2001
West Los Angeles School of Law – 6 months, ambition to be a Judge 1985
Thomas Marshall Penick - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 1969 - 2012 OF ALL OF MY CREATIVE WORKS IN FILMS, BOOKS, PLAYS, TELEVISION, LONG AND SHORT FORM, GLOBAL. POEMS, PAINTINGS ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM.
Thomas Marshall Penick - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 1990 - 2012 OF ALL OF MY CREATIVE WORKS IN FILMS, BOOKS, PLAYS, TELEVISION, LONG AND SHORT FORM, GLOBAL. POEMS, PAINTINGS ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM.
Thomas Marshall Penick - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 1999 - 2012 OF ALL OF MY CREATIVE WORKS IN FILMS, BOOKS, PLAYS, TELEVISION LONG AND SHORT FORM, GLOBAL., POEMS, PAINTINGS ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM.
1st Assistant Editor, Trailer Editor, Film Editor, Production Manager, Writer, Producer, Director
of plays at The First Stage Actor, Writer and Director’s Workshop: Director of motion pictures
Berlin Film Festival 1990 “Pohop” = “Poorhouse, Outhouse to Home, Home to the Outhouse to the Penthouse, without leaving home, without leaving the neighborhood.” Super 8 mm. feature film, unedited. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, LEAD ACTOR, FILM EDITOR, CAMERAMAN, PUBLICIST.
69 PICKUP - UCLA PROJECT 1 FILM – 1969
WRITTEN, PRODUCED, DIRECTED, and EDITED BY THOMAS MARSHALL PENICK – CHARLES BURNETT - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY and CAMERAMAN
Several Friends - Charles Burnett Director – Thomas Marshall Penick Assistant to Burnett - 1969
Lady Sings the Blues - Paramount Pictures – Argyle Nelson, Editor / Thomas Marshall Penick Assistant Film Editor – 1st job in motion picture business and joined the Motion Picture & Television Editor’s Guild - LOCAL 776 in 1972
The Horse - Charles Burnett Productions – Thomas Marshall Penick Assistant to Burnett - 1972
Love American Style - Paramount Pictures – Television - Jerry Dronsky, Editor / Thomas Marshall Penick Assistant Film Editor 1972
The Outfit - MGM – Ralph E. Winters, A.C.E. – Editor – 1973 – Thomas Marshall Penick – Assistant Film Editor
The Carey Treatment - MGM – Ralph E. Winters, A.C.E. – Editor – 1973 – Thomas Marshall Penick - AMPTP TRAINEE
Every Little Crook and Nanny – Henry Berman, A.C.E. – Editor - MGM – 1973 – Thomas Marshall Penick AMPTP TRAINEE
One is a Lonely Number - MGM – David Saxon, A.C.E. – Editor – 1973 – Thomas Marshall Penick AMPTP TRAINEE
Adam’s Rib - TV series - MGM – Hugh Chaloupka, A.C.E. – Editor - Thomas Marshall Penick 1st Asst. Editor 1973
Slither – TV Pilot – MGM – Hank Battista, A.C.E. – Editor – Thomas Marshall Penick 1st Assistant Editor 1973
The Fuzz Brothers - TV PILOT - Felton Perry & Louis Gossett – Michael Kahn, A.C.E. – Editor - Thomas Marshall Penick 1st Assistant Film Editor – 1 hour and ½ hour version - MGM
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father - MGM – Marv Adelson, A.C.E. – Editor - Thomas Marshall Penick AMPTP TRAINEE 1972
The Spook Who Sat By the Door - Directed by Ivan Dixon - Produced by Ivan Dixon, Sam Greenlee & Thomas Neusom PRODUCERS - BOKARI PRODUCTIONS – Michael Kahn, A.C.E. – FILM EDITOR – Thomas Marshall Penick 1st Assistant Film Editor - 1972
Nightmare Circus – Michael Kahn, A.C.E., aka MK Productions – Film Editor – Thomas Marshall Penick, First Assistant Film Editor - 1972
Blood’s Way - THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE - Stan Taylor – Director – Thomas Marshall Penick, Associate Film Editor and Production Manager - 1972
Shaft - TV Series - MGM – George Folsey, Jr., A.C.E. - Film Editor - Thomas Marshall Penick 1st Assistant Film Editor 1973
Nakia - TV Series - COLUMBIA PICTURES – Hugh Chaloupka, A.C.E. – Film Editor – Thomas Marshall Penick 1st Assistant Film Editor - 1974
Leadbelly – Gordon Parks, Sr. Director – Thomas Marshall Penick, 1st Assistant Film Editor and Projectionist & actor @ The Sukey Jump Dance in the film - Paramount Pictures - 1975
Altered States - WARNER BROTHERS - 1979 – 1980 – Stuart Baird & Eric Jenkins – Film Editors Thomas Marshall Penick First Assistant Film Editor – first one hired in Post-Production and the last person terminated from the picture at its conclusion by Producer Howard Gottfried – Paddy Chayefsky screenplay – Ken Russell of England, Director - Starring William Hurt & Blair Brown.
240 - Robert TV Series - RICK ROSNER TELEVISION – Film Editor Richard Fetterman, A.C.E. - 1st Assistant Editor Thomas Marshall Penick 1981
George Washington mini series – MGM – Director Buzz Kulik, Film Editor, Les Green, A.C.E. – Thomas Marshall Penick 1st Assistant Film Editor 1981
Tuskeegee Subject 626 - THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE – LeRoi McDonald, Director – Thomas Marshall Penick – editorial supervisor and co-financier with Jon Voight & Grant Tinker - 1975
Wednesday - AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE - STAN TAYLOR, Director – Thomas Marshall Penick - Associate Producer - 1975
My Brother’s Wedding - CHARLES BURNETT PRODUCTONS – Charles Burnett, Director – Thomas Marshall Penick – Film Editor and Production Manager – & cameo role as “Dead Body in Coffin “–
For Us, the Living: “The Medgar Evers Story” - Michael Schultz Productions – Michael Schultz – Director – Harry Keramidas, A.C.E. - Film Editor – Thomas Marshall Penick, Associate Film Editor - Ken Rotcop Productions. - 1985
Trailer Editor for Domestic Television Syndication - MGM – Thomas Marshall Penick Trailer Editor for Domestic Television Syndication MGM - Chuck Silvers, Supervisor - AL NEWMAN, SALESMAN
Guests of the Hotel Astoria - RAFIGH POOYA Producer - Take 7 Productions –Thomas Penick - Assistant to Charles Burnett – Charles Burnett, Director of Photography – 1985
All American Girl – MGM – Directed by Jerry Schatzberg – Film Editors Evan Lottman, A.C.E. & Richard Fetterman, A.C.E. – First Assistant Film Editor Thomas Marshall Penick - 1976
Black Sister’s Revenge aka Emma Mae – Bea Bob Productions, JAMAA FANAKA PRODUCTIONS – Jamaa Fanaka, Director – Thomas Marshall Penick, Associate Film Editor - 1976
A Case of Privacy – Directed by Mel Damski – Film Editor David Finfer, A.C.E. – 1st Assistant Editor Thomas Marshall Penick 1985
Hurry, Cane Season – Main Title Sequence designed by Thomas Marshall Penick – starring Thomas Marshall Penick 1983 – 1985 Executive Producer - Thomas Marshall Penick, Story by Thomas Marshall Penick, Directed by Thomas Marshall Penick / Director of Photography and Cameraman, Charles Burnett – MGM Culver City Studio: Opticals and MGM Title Department – Bob Schaeffer
Pohop - THOMAS PENICK PRODUCTIONS – Thomas Marshall Penick – Writer – Producer – Director – Starring Thomas Marshall Penick – Frederick Warren Penick – D.C. Penick - Berlin Film Festival 1990 Super 8 mm. color feature film. Berlin Film Festival 1990 “Pohop” = “Poorhouse, Outhouse to Home, Home to the Outhouse to the Penthouse, without leaving home, without leaving the neighborhood.” Super 8 mm. film taken to Berlin in dailies form.
I had timely and generous technical support from the German technicians at the Berlin Film Festival in 1990. They gave me a black Zeiss Ikon film splicer that I still own.
I lodged at the Hotel Excelsior, Room 307 Hildenbergstrasse, Berlin.
(WORK IN PROGRESS W.I.P.)
Salute – Directed by Ji Hoon Park of South Korea at Art Center School of Design in Pasadena – Thomas Marshall Penick – co-starring role as “Shoesmith.”
The Arsonist Sketch - THOMAS PENICK PRODUCTIONS ( w.i.p ) – Writer – Executive Producer – Director and Film Editor Thomas Marshall Penick - Starring Chester Whitmore and Thomas Marshall Penick – 1999 ( Work in Progress W.I.P. ) 16 mm. 90 minute color feature film.
The Back Yard – Directed by Thomas Marshall Penick - 2003 - 2005
Executive Producer, Author, and Screenwriter - Sébastian Déhi of the Ivory Coast, West Africa
The Assistant – Directed by Thomas Marshall Penick 2003
Thomas Marshall Penick - Executive Producer / Screenwriter / Camera and Film Editor / Starring role as “T, Thomas 4 time Nobel Prize Winner.”
“The Assistant: The Cane Collection.” Thomas Marshall Penick - Executive Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Editor, and Star
Thomas Marshall Penick - 2003
The Lafayette Chronicle - Thomas Marshall Penick - Editor in Chief & Columnist - 1984 - 1987
The Wellington Square Newsletter - Thomas Marshall Penick - Editor in Chief & Columnist - 1999
Voices Newsletter – Boyle Heights – bi-lingual English & Spanish newsletter. Thomas Marshall Penick Senior Writer and Columnist - 1996 - 1999
Riverbank Judo Club Quarterly Newsletter – Thomas Marshall Penick - Editor in Chief, 2001 to present
UCLA Alumni Association – Thomas Marshall Penick Life Member: The Armand Hammer Museum, LACMA Museum, Contributor to the UCLA Annual Fund.
UCLA: Thomas Marshall Penick - Research Assistant for Chairman Colin Young - Theater Arts Dept., for the entry into the motion picture division of 20 minority filmmakers, 5 Asians, 5 Native Americans, 5 Hispanics, and 5 Afro Americans. Colin Young Chairman of the Motion Picture Division at UCLA - Supervised by Professor Elyseo J. Taylor 1969.
Nommo Newspaper - UCLA - I wrote two reviews in the early 1970’s at UCLA on Gordon Parks.
The Black Student’s Union Newspaper, Nommo, was subsequently taken over by the UCLA Daily Bruin newspaper.
Selected as one of 18 college students in the United States and Canada to build a one story hospital building in the village of Mobaii in Sierra Leone on the Operation Crossroads Africa Program, as a UCLA student in 1967. UCLA Ombudsman, Don Hartsock, was a member of the selection committee.
I was a Resident of Sproul Hall, 1966 - 1967, and Rieber Hall, 1969 - 1970, at UCLA.
Poem entitled “YET” selected as a finalist in the International Library of Poetry Contest, 2000.
Thomas Marshall Penick / note: The company double billed me so I withdrew my poem.
Volunteered to read applications for scholarships for incoming freshmen in the Fine Arts Department during the last two years of Chancellor Charles E. Young’s term 1997 - 1998.
Founded two companies, Thomas Penick Productions, Inc. and Penick Productions, Inc. 1983 & 1977 ( to stockpile my creative works ) Inactive – suspended by the State of California.
Tutored a South Korean rhythm and blues singer in English pronunciation.
Tutored a Japanese exchange student at Santa Monica City College in her English composition classes.
Tutored an Egyptian student at Los Angeles City College in her ESL class.
Participant in the 1996 and 1997 Los Angeles Marathon Bike Tour.
26.2 mile course completed in 81 minutes in 1996.
Saturday Book Discussion Group Instructor: Lois Lowry’s “Number the Stars” / 6 South Korean middle school advanced students / Hancock Park 2004.
Graduate of Los Angeles High School - 1966 with a 3.4 gpa.
I was vice-president of Boys Senior Board, columnist, page editor and feature writer on the Blue & White school newspaper, and a member of the Usher’s Club. I was also a member of the Columbia University Writer’s Seminar in the summer of 1965, when I was a junior at LA High School. We read and discussed novels and short stories under the guidance of one of the graduate students in Columbia’s English Department.
Awarded a full 4 year academic scholarship to Cathedral Latin School for Boys in Cleveland Ohio, 1962. Brother Frank Nurthen, S.M., Society of Mary, awarded the scholarship to me.
I ranked in the upper ½ of 1 %ile of all the Catholic school students in the nation in 1961.
I scored in the 99th %ile range in all of my subjects, except for math.
I ranked in the 97th %ile in mathematics. This meant that there was no one higher in all of my subjects. I had scored perfectly; however, in Mathematics, 2 percent of all of the Catholic school students had achieved higher scores.
I was content.
My teachers at St. Aloysius were ecstatic!
The reason for their ecstacy: As an 8th grader, the test scores indicated that I had actually achieved scores that were the equivalent of someone who had graduated from college in grade 16.
After I accomplished this feat, I relaxed for decades.
I was 8 years ahead of my grade level when I was an 8th grade student.
SEPTEMBER OF 2013, I WILL APPLY TO THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL. THE DUAL PH. D. PROGRAM IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY - GLOBAL WILL BE MY SPECIALTY AS A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE. THIS PROGRAM BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER OF 2014.
I WILL APPLY TO THE FORD FOUNDATION, THE ANDREW CARNEGIE FOUNDATION, AND THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION FOR A "PEACE STUDIES FELLOWSHIP" FOR MY HARVARD DUAL DOCTORAL PROGRAM
Advanced Placement English and Advanced Placement European History at Los Angeles High School in 1966.
I passed the CBEST test with the intention of becoming a substitute English teacher in 1987.
For me, it was not a difficult test; however, many teachers in the L.A.U.S.D., LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, had found it to be exceedingly difficult to pass; nevertheless, I studied a bit and gave it my best; therefore, the test was a breeze for me.
I have taken three years of Spanish, 4 years of French, 6 months of Latin, 6 weeks of Italian and 6 weeks of German.
AWARD OF MERIT CERTIFICATES:
Los Angeles High School – meritorious service as Features Writer Los Angeles Blue and White June 18, 1965
Meritorious service as Features Editor on the Los Angeles High School Blue and White Jan. 28, 1966
Meritorious service as Features Editor on the Los Angeles High School Blue and White June 17, 1966
Outstanding service on the Usher’s Club at Los Angeles High School in 1966.
I was the 1st AMPTP Trainee in the Assistant Film Editor Trainee Program to be admitted into Union Local 776, the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Motion Picture Film Editors in 1972 while I was an Assistant Film Editor on "Lady Sings the Blues" for Paramount Pictures, produced by Berry Gordy of Motown and directed by Sidney J. Furie.
In recognition of satisfactory completion of the training program, 1972, signed by Billy H. Hunt, Executive Vice President, AMPTP; Eugene Arnsten, Vice President, AMPTP; John W. Lehners, Business Representative Local 776; Charles A. Silvers, Chairman, Film Editors Training Committee
1972 - for Thomas Marshall Penick.
LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE – Thomas Marshall Penick - Golden Circle Member: Ivan Houston, President; John W. Mack, Executive Director 1977 – 1978
Certificate of Appreciation Presented to THOMAS MARSHALL PENICK – Naturalization Section Volunteer in the United States District Court, Central District of California – November 22, 1985
Manuel L. Real, Chief Judge
Award of Merit for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – MIO PROGRAM at Gateways Satellite
3rd day of APRIL 1991
Certificate of Achievement – Participating in Vocational Skills Workshop – 24th day of February 1992 – Gateways Satellite – Joseph Tillman, Ph.D.
Certificate of Completion – Successfully completed the CHANGE OF HEART – Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program 6-10-92
Certificate of Achievement – CLIENT OF THE MONTH – 25th Day of MAY 1994 – Joseph Tillman, Ph.D. Gateways Satellite
Los Angeles City College – Dean’s Honor List For Outstanding Scholastic Achievement – Fall 1998 Thomas M. Penick - Mary Spangler, President
Los Angeles City College – Dean’s Honor List For Outstanding Scholastic Achievement – Spring 2001 Thomas Marshall Penick – Mary Spangler, President
Music: I like jazz, hip-hop, country western, Spanish and classical music. Essentially, I like all kinds of music. Hobbies: Acrylic painting, abstract, abstract expressionistic. Football, basketball, track, soccer, baseball, tennis, swimming, exercising and lifting light weights, reading and writing, writing and receiving letters, and listening to spoken word poetry.
Member of Local 776, the Motion Picture and Videotape Editor’s Guild from 1972 - 1987.
Currently retirement eligible should I choose to exercise this option: Strong interest in people with disabilities and Minority education. I will be a facilitator, expediter. I write screenplays, short stories, novelettes for the global, international marketplace, and stories for children. When I return to the film industry, it will be as an Executive Producer since that is what I am.
UCLA Statement of Purpose
I was selected through UCLA’s Operation Crossroads Africa program to spend the summer in the village of Mobai in Sierra Leone. I was one of eighteen American and Canadian students.
I was the youngest of the group. I celebrated my 19th birthday in Africa.
As a result of our efforts, The Eastern Clinic at Mobai was founded in 1967. This was an important venture because it served a population which had no hospitals for a 400-mile radius. I kept in touch with Dr. Bockari M. Kobba for over 20 years and, although I never returned to Africa, I was kept informed of the subsequent companies which he built, such as a palm oil factory, a soap factory built around a compound which by this time has expanded to seven one story hospital buildings. In many respects, I count this experience as a defining moment. In 1967 there was civil unrest in the United States, but I decided to go to a foreign country and lend a hand to begin something that was sorely needed.
The second incident that is etched in my memory from my days as an undergraduate occurred when Professor Colin Young, then the chairman of the Motion Picture Division at UCLA, asked me to be one of two students to help enlarge the population of Minority students in the department. As a result of all our efforts, twenty new students who would not have been able to get into the department were admitted and made outstanding first film projects. I remember that there were five Afro-Americans, five Hispanics, five Asians and five Native Americans. The psychological toll on me was immense; nevertheless, we met our objectives and ushered in a different kind of filmmaking perspective at UCLA.
The third watershed occurred when Charles Burnett asked me to help him on his UCLA thesis film, “Killer of Sheep.” Although I was unable to help him because I had a heavy commitment at the major film studios, I recommended my sister, Christine R. Penick, who had no prior experience in the field. Burnett put her to work as a sound mixer. Christine was recently awarded a 5th Degree Black Belt in judo, which is one of the highest belts anyone can get. She remembers the time she helped Burnett and was thankful for me getting her on his picture. Burnett’s film was chosen by The Library of Congress in the U.S.A. to be permanently preserved in its historical record of films.
Years later, after Charles won the Critic’s Prize in 1979 at the Berlin Film Festival for “Killer of Sheep,” I helped him for two years to get “My Brother’s Wedding,” off the ground, edited and produced from 1983-1985. I had a bit of help from Lorimar Pictures on it. So, I donated my time in an effort to get a fellow UCLA filmmaker into the Hollywood arena, and I’ll always remember the experiences that we had on that picture.
The last incident that I remember most about UCLA and how it shaped my life to a certain extent, took place when Gordon Parks, Sr. directed “The Learning Tree.” Charles and I were highly critical film students back then. We thoroughly analyzed it. We walked to the Nommo newspaper office and I wrote a review of the picture.
Four years later I was selected to work on “Leadbelly,” and met Mr. GORDON PARKS.
I told him the story of the newspaper review. He laughed, because by then I knew how difficult it was to make a movie. We made “Leadbelly.” Parks was the director and that is also how I learned to play tennis, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, with Gordon Parks as my partner in a doubles match. I know his New York phone number even though I may not know any other director’s direct line. I call him from time to time. I sent him a Christmas card and a letter in 2000. He called me on Dec. 14th, 2000. He was 93. I was 56. That’s what I remember.
Now, I am 64 as of June of 2012, exactly the same age as Mr. Gordon Parks was when we first met at MGM and later at Paramount Pictures.
I am extremely proficient at collaborating with small groups to arrive at a mutually acceptable result.
My goal is to revive the 2 suspended and inactive companies that I founded PENICK PRODUCTIONS, INC. - 1977; Thomas Penick Productions, Inc. 1983,
2 mid size global companies: 1 G.I.G. GLOWBALL INTERGALACTIC GROUP, LLC on 9/9/2012 in Wyoming, and 1 G.I.G. BSR, BLACK STONE RANGER, LLC on 29 October 2012 in Delaware. Both of these companies are GLOBAL THINK TANKS. I AM THE SOLE PROPRIETOR. I AM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE MANAGER OF BOTH COMPANIES.
I am particularly interested in accessing the India markets in terms of using their workforce to publish my Creative works prior to marketing them worldwide. The main focus is employing their highly intelligent college graduates within my companies structure, and using dedicated professionals from the United States and around the world with the aim of higher employment for low income and low skilled workers wherever in the world that they might be located.
I have some ideas that involve using global outreach to enable 48 individuals to learn and be productive in the United States every year through my companies. This involves a training period to learn the ropes and master the rudiments of what they will be doing to be of service to my companies. The companies would be global, yet, with local workforce, focusing on under employed and low employment in selected cities in the United States.
I intend to be global in a medium sized business fashion with a large reach into as many ancillary markets as possible.
Although I would not put a dollar amount on the gross profits of my companies once I revive them and get them up and running, I anticipate rather high revenues which would put us in the upper regions of mid size global companies.
I would sell 5 - 9 percent of the stock to the public in one of my companies to institutional investors in an I.P.O. on all global markets, STOCK EXCHANGES, SIMULTANEOUSLY. In this way, there would be participation in the profits and lead to a happier workplace and more productivity for middle level workers.
Volunteered to help on Organizing for America 2010 and I was promoted from "Committer" to "Grassroots Recruiter" to "Commit Captain" to "Change Maker," and finally “Super Organizer.”
I enlisted 29 people in the contest to see who would get the most votes. It was no contest.
My closest competitors merely got 5 people to commit to vote in the 2010 midterm elections in the United States.
From time to time, as needed, I tutor students from elementary school to the Freshman year of college in every phase of the English language. These students include South Korean, Hispanic, and Afro – American as well as Caucasian children and young adults.
I have worked well at a nonprofit, International Performing Arts Academy.
I specialize in teaching non-English speaking children on a one to one basis.
I also teach sentence structure, paragraph structure, Poetry, and the oral presentation of papers and Poems before an audience of their peers and parents once a year at the Marriott Hotel near LAX airport and selected nonprofit venues.
Penick Productions, Inc.
1977 – Present
I am the creative Executive Producer of all of my creative works. I focus on long and short form films and videos.
I write children's stories, short stories, novels, theatrical plays, and television and movie projects that are designed for the international, global audience.
I seek a deep pocketed financier to serve with me in the dissemination of my creations on the global marketplace.
Parent company founded in 1977, currently on the inactive list in the State of California
Holding literary and motion picture properties that I created and stockpiled.
Thomas Penick Productions, Inc.
Motion Pictures and Film industry
1983 – present
This is the 2nd company that I founded. I founded Thomas Penick Productions in 1983 to serve as the working extension of my Parent Company, PENICK PRODUCTIONS, Inc. I stockpile literary properties and my films in my Parent Company, PENICK PRODUCTIONS, INC. Founded in 1977.
Both companies are currently on the inactive, suspended list in the state of California.
Writing and Editing industry
1989 – 1991
I READ FRESHMEN STUDENT'S APPLICATIONS FOR THE THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT, MOTION PICTURE DIVISION. THEY SOUGHT SCHOLARSHIPS TO DEFRAY THE EXORBITANT COSTS OF A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AT UCLA.
I AWARDED ONE YOUNG LADY FROM CHINA A SCORE OF 100% BECAUSE SHE MADE EXCELLENT GRADES AND, ALSO, MORE IMPORTANTLY, WORKED IN A LAUNDRY TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY.
Charles Burnett Productions, Inc.
Writing and Editing industry
1983 – 1985
I was the Film Editor and Production Manager for Charles Burnett's 1st theatrical color film, "My Brother's Wedding."
I was the Prime Mover in getting the picture made and I was the person who stood by Charles throughout the picture. Two of us were on the picture from start to finish, Burnett and Thomas. We made the film with $75,000.00 that the German Television station, ZDF, extended to Charles for the purpose of making "camera tests."
Instead, we made a 35 mm. color feature film, with the assistance of Earl ( Pee Wee ) Williman, head of the Electrical Department at Lorimar Pictures at the old MGM Studios in Culver City, CA.
Writing and Editing industry
1983 – 1983
I was the Associate Film Editor for Michael Schultz's "For Us, the Living." This was the story of a slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evers.
First Assistant Film Editor
Public Company; TWX; Entertainment industry
1979 – 1980
First Assistant Film Editor on Ken Russell's "Altered States." Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Producer Howard Gottfried.
I was the first person hired in post production and the last person terminated from the picture when it was completed after 2 years. Howard and I finished the picture totally on August 22, 1980.
1979 – 1980
Privately Held; MGM; Entertainment industry
Trailer Editor: Domestic Television Syndication 1975 – 1978 (3 years)
The MGM Studios were notorious for never gaining traction in television. For the most part, the heyday of the roaring lion had come and gone; nevertheless, there were several short lived series that had not found a home once they completed their network run. Chuck Silvers, Editorial Supervisor for Television at Universal Studios and then at MGM, worked closely with Al Newman, a distribution expert. Essentially, we repackaged the hour long dramas into short segments of 1 minute in length and then used the series of short trailers that we created to sell the full length package of dramas to interested buyers in the Midwestern part of the United States as well as wherever there was interest in seeing the oldies but goodies. We also did the same with the Tom & Jerry cartoons. Very formulaic material which did not make much of an impact on the viewing populace at the time; however, it did engender a great deal of interest in the hinterlands, far away from Hollywood.
The trailer department was, therefore, incredibly profitable with me as The Trailer Editor for Domestic Television Syndication, Charles Silvers as my Supervisor, and Al Newman as the MGM Salesman.
Associate Film Editor
BEA - BOB Productions a Jamaa Fanaka Company
Writing and Editing industry
1975 – 1976
I edited Jamaa Fanaka's 2nd theatrical feature film that he made while he was still a film student at UCLA. I left the picture before I completed the editing process even though there was merely the opening 3 minute sequence that still needed to be edited; therefore, my title on "Black Sister’s Revenge," was Associate Editor.
Writing and Editing industry
1974 – 1975
I was the 1st Assistant Film Editor and Projectionist for Gordon Parks' "Leadbelly."
I kept in touch with Mr. Parks from 1974 until his death in 2007. I also wrote an article about what significance he had for me for the BBC - British Broadcasting Company. I believe that my article is still on their website.
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Writing and Editing industry
1974 – 1974
I met Director Stan Taylor while I was working on Lady Sings the Blues at Paramount Pictures in 1972. He was the Script Supervisor for “Lady Sings the Blues.” He was also a Fellow at the American Film Institute in the Director Program at the Institute.
I was Stan Taylor's Film Editor and Production Manager. Since Gordon Stulberg, Chief of Production at 20th Century Fox Studio, had seen and appreciated Stan's film, starring Tracy Reed and LeRoi McDonald, Stan decided to take the editing credit for himself and gave me credit as "Associate Editor."
Stan’s picture was “in consideration for an Academy Award” as Best Short Film in 1972.
Taylor later made "Wednesday," a television drama centered around the Afro American, The Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper's, daily life.
Taylor gave me screen credit as "Associate Producer" for "Wednesday.
Bokari Productions, Inc.
Writing and Editing industry
1972 – 1973
I was the 1st Assistant Film Editor for Michael Kahn for the Spook Who Sat by the Door, as well as the television pilot Fuzz Brothers at MGM starring Lou Gossett, Jr. and Felton Perry. The producers were Joel Freeman, and J.D.F. Black. We made an hour version and a ½ hour version at MGM.
I was Michael's 1st Assistant Editor on "Nightmare Circus" as well. Michael begged me to work as his 1st Assistant Editor on Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." We worked at MGM in the daytime and independently at night on other films.
I turned Michael down three times when I was in Washington, D.C. trying to get the financial green light for a script that Aaron Stell, film editor of To Kill a Mockingbird, had written and wanted me to direct, “You Gotta Have a Little Luck.” Michael Kahn called me long distance. When I finally came to my senses and decided to accept his offer, Michael told me that he had hired Jeff Roland.
I met Spielberg years later at MGM when he was producing "Poltergeist." Toby Hooper was the Director.
I had met Toby Hooper years prior to that in a hotel with Corky Cooper, a young female editor from Texas that I had met when I was working on "Leadbelly," a Gordon Parks masterpiece that Paramount never gave full advertising or an adequate marketing plan for; consequently, it still languishes in their vault.
In 1985, I was hired as George Chasin's driver via a recommendation from Charles Burnett.
Mr. Chasin was a principal owner of Chasin, Park, Citrin Agency in Beverly Hills.
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Theater Arts/Motion Pictures
1966 – 1971
At St. Aloysius school in Cleveland, Ohio ranked in the 99th percentile of all of the Catholic school students in the nation in 1961. My scores in math were at the 97th percentile. Everything else was in the 99th percentile. The scores indicated that I had graduated from college in grade 16 even though I was in the 8th grade at St. Aloysius at the time.
Attended Cathedral Latin School for Boys on a full 4 year academic scholarship. Brother Frank Nurthen, S.M. ( Society of Mary ) awarded me the full 4 year academic scholarship at Cathedral Latin when I was entering my Freshman year as a 9th grader.
Achieved the fastest speed ever recorded at the Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics Course in Cleveland, Ohio with a retention rate of 80 percent in the summer of 1962.
Virtually photographic memory in many cases.
I made a proposal to MGM and Kirk Kerkorian that I set up a "B" motion picture division at MGM that I would manage. My intention was to use the outstanding talent at film schools globally to handle all pictures budgeted at $6 million dollars or less.
Activities and Societies: Assisted in the discovery of 20 qualified minority applicants into the Theatre Arts, Motion Picture division under Chairman Colin Young and Professor Elyseo J. Taylor in 1969.
University of California, Los Angeles
“When I think of Thomas, committed and enthusiastic are the first two words to come to mind. When working with Thomas, I have found that he maintains a clear focus on the end result while contributing valuable suggestions, motivating the people around him and creating a relaxed and happy environment. It is a pleasure to work with Thomas and he has the best smile I have ever seen!!” November 9, 2010
Wendell Iverson, Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Volunteered with Thomas at University of California, Los Angeles in Sierra Leone, West Africa on the Operation Crossroads Africa program to build a one story hospital building in the village of Mobaii.
“Thomas has been a supportive, encouraging person in my songwriting career. Three years ago he discovered my original music on YouTube and has since continued to send me comments that help define my focus. His positive influence and wisdom are appreciated by those who receive the chance to know him. The YouTube music community is a warmer place because of Thomas.” November 5, 2010.
Mary Win, Songwriter, marywinmusic.com
Met Thomas at the
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I write short stories, novels, movies, television, theatrical plays
I am the Creative Executive Producer of all of my creative works.
I seek a deep pocketed financier to infuse international funding for all of my creative works. These projects include my current mini digital feature film, “HUM,” as well as “Trillion Dollar Back,” and “The Adventures of Slim & Sappy,” aka “TAOSAS.” I do 9 jobs on these personal handmade films. I anticipate a small production crew of 8 people in addition to myself.
Jamaa Fanaka, my long time Friend and confidant, will assist me in any way that I need his inimitable services.
Charles Burnett, my UCLA classmate in the late 1960’s, has agreed to be my Director of Photography and Cameraman for my ongoing projects.
BERLIN NERVENKLINIK - BERLIN, GERMANY
International Performing Arts Academy
Participant of Operation Crossroads Africa – The Village of Mobaii, Sierra Leone, West Africa 1967
UCLA Alumni Association
Contributor to the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA
St. Aloysius School - Cleveland, Ohio
Contributor to the Congregation of St. Joseph - Cleveland
Cathedral Latin School for Boys - Cleveland, Ohio
Riverbank Judo Quarterly
League of Conservation Voters
Dennis Kucinich - U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio
Sherrod Brown - U.S. Congress
Tammy Baldwin - U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
Maria Cantwell - U.S. Senator from Washington State
LA FAYETTE SQUARE NEWSLETTER - LOS ANGELES
Voices Newsletter - BOYLE HEIGHTS, BI - LINGUAL SPANISH & ENGLISH
Wellington Square Newsletter - LOS ANGELES
Armand Hammer Museum
Vice - President of Boys Senior Board at L. A. High
Member of the Usher's Club at L. A. High School
Feature page editor - Blue & White newspaper staff at L.A. High School
Columnist - Blue & White newspaper staff at L. A. High
Advanced Placement English at Los Angeles High School 1966
Advanced Placement European History at LA High 1966
Columbia University Writing Seminar at Los Angeles High School in the summer of 1965
1996 Los Angeles Marathon Bike Tour
1961 Ranked 99th percentile Educational level - Catholic school students in the United States of America
1961 CAPTAIN OF "LIGHTWEIGHT A" BASKETBALL TEAM AT ST. ALOYSIUS AFTER SITTING ON THE BENCH FOR THE 1ST 3 GAMES.
1961 Sent to the "LIGHTWEIGHT A" Basketball All - Star game held at Cathedral Latin
1961 Ran 2nd leg of victorious 400 yard relay team with 1st place at Knights of Columbus Indoor Track Meet at the Cleveland arena. This was the 1st time in 40 years that St. Aloysius had taken 1st place.
1962 Member of Cathedral Latin's Freshman undefeated Football Team.
1961 Pitcher in Little League Baseball with a 6 wins and 1 loss record
1968 Dean’s Honor Roll at UCLA Theater Arts Department / Motion Picture Division
1998 Dean’s Honor Roll at Los Angeles City College
2001 Dean’s Honor Roll at Los Angeles City College
My Poem "YET" selected for the International Poetry contest. I removed my Poem from further consideration because the company double billed my credit card
First person in my Family to graduate from college - UCLA 1971
Only person to ever receive an “A” grade from Department Chairman Bill Ferguson English Dept. Los Angeles City College 1967 – 1968 after I returned to the United States from West Africa.
Number 1 student in Philosophy I and Philosophy II class at Los Angeles City College, Prof. John Reeder
1st person to be offered a job while on the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producer’s Association Trainee Program for Assistant Film Editors – Lady Sings the Blues – Paramount Pictures 1972
My Poems placed in my Aunt Cynthia's 90th Birthday celebration at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. 1993
Number 1 Friend to Mauro Cerri of La Spezia, Italy on myspace.com
Number 1 Friend to Michael Palmieri of New York on myspace.com
Number 1 Friend to Gonzalo Arzamendi on myspace.com
Elizabeth Hunter Scholarship Committee
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Rieber Residence Hall - UCLA
Sproul Residence Hall - UCLA
Los Angeles High School Alumni
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
"HUM, On the Path"
WORLD PREMIERE September 9th through November 29th, 2009 - 2021. 41 segments of 20 minutes each in length, generally, in some cases a bit longer, or a bit shorter episodes will be exhibited.
"HUM, On the Path" a Film by Thomas Marshall Penick
Directed by dadhiltonmps
Executive Producer Thomas Marshall Penick
I am a globalist in every sense of the word through my writings, poems, films, abstract expressionist paintings, social concerns and environmental worries.
Jamaa Fanaka's "Black Sister’s Revenge" was presented at the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum on October 22, 2010.
The picture was released in 1976.
I have a screen credit as Associate Editor.
The 2nd film that I edited was my good friend and brother, Jamaa Fanaka's "EMMA MAE."
I edited "Black Sister’s Revenge" in 1975 while I was at MGM studios in Culver City. I was the token Afro - American editor at the studio and Jamaa had need of someone who would willingly assist him since he had gotten financing capability from the Ford Foundation and he was the FINEST DIRECTOR at UCLA since Francis Ford Coppola. In my opinion, Jamaa Fanaka is on a higher directorial plane than the acclaimed and illustrious Mr. Coppolla.
Unfortunately, I left Jamaa's picture with only 1 scene, the 3 minute opening of the picture, that needed editing. I had a job offer from Chuck Silvers at MGM to become the Trailer Editor for Domestic Television Syndication. I took the job from 1975 - 1978.
In 1978, I walked to the Department Head of MGM International and told him that I wanted to oversee a "B" motion picture unit under my company, PENICK PRODUCTIONS. I said the "B" unit would have $3 million dollar budgets each per picture. He urged me to increase that to $6 million since I would more than make back that money on the International marketplace.
I wrote a letter to Kirk Kerkorian, owner of MGM, that I wanted to set up a "B" motion picture unit at the studio under the Umbrella of MGM that would operate under their aegis through my Parent company "Penick Productions, Inc." I would handle all "B" motion pictures budgeted at the maximum of $6 million dollars.
I planned to use the ultra talented film students at UCLA and USC and NYU for starters, then worldwide...
No response from Kerkorian or his lieutenants. After initially allowing Kerkorian one week to peruse my proposal, I bombarded every one of his lieutenants at the Studio with the same proposal that I had given to Kirk Kerkorian.
I had balls in those days:)
Taking Executive Privilege, I tendered my resignation from MGM and left.
One of the films that I worked on in 1983 - 1985, Charles Burnett's, My Brother's Wedding, was shown at the Armand Hammer Museum near the University of California at Los Angeles on October 27, 2007. I was the Production Manager, Film Editor and I had a small role as an actor in the picture as Dead Body in a Coffin. I think that My Brother's Wedding is close to getting theatrical distribution since it was the first 35 mm. color feature film made by Charles Burnett.
Burnett was a classmate and early mentor of mine at UCLA when we were film students. I joined the Film department because he needed a member of a 12 person jury. It turned out that I was the only member of the jury who showed up at 7:00 am. to help him. Burnett and I became Friends from that day to the present. I helped him select the name of Steven for his first born son rather than Stephen. I also attended his wedding to his wife. I was quite honored.
He was one of my early mentors in film, along with Gordon Parks, Ivan Dixon, and Michael Kahn - Steven Spielberg's film editor.
I have many writing projects that are coming along nicely and as planned. I aim to have a 45 year retrospective of all of my creative work in 2014.
I was Born in General Hospital, Washington, D. C. at 2:45 AM / Cleveland, Ohio
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CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Thomas Penick Productions, Inc - Working Extension Company
AUTHOR INTERNATIONAL / FRIEND / FACILITATOR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GLOBAL
Schools that I attended:
St. Aloysius / St. Agnes / Cathedral Latin / Los Angeles High School / UCLA / Los Angeles City College / West Los Angeles School of Law
Update: The later episodes of HUM were exhibited on the Google YouTube network October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of 2008, a few weeks prior to the U.S. Presidential elections. To date, I have posted 74 videos, films, and shorts on the Google YouTube network in the past 6 years on 7 multiple channels. HUM is a 10 year film project shot in mini digital.
Beginning in 2011 and onwards, I will move to High Definition Productions of my films on an international level as Author / Screenwriter / Executive Producer / Director / Lead Actor / Film Editor, and Global Publicist for all of my Creative works.
The Year of the Pen begins in January 2011 and continues a p a c e . . .
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Sincerely, Thomas Marshall Penick - Executive Producer Global Author Global Publicist Abstract Expressionist Painter . . . Hollywood L. A. City Councilman 6 March 2013 and United States Senate INDEPENDENT Candidate State of California in 2018 or 2023 . . . T.P.
THOMAS MARSHALL PENICK:
INDEPENDENT Candidate United States Senate California seat of DIANNE FEINSTEIN IN 2018
OR . . .
INDEPENDENT Candidate United States Senate California seat of BARBARA BOXER in 2023
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PENICK PRODUCTIONS, INC.
THOMAS MARSHALL PENICK
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
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INCORPORATED IN CALIFORNIA 1977
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Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Incorporated in California 1983
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2016-2024 OR, 2020-2028