Thomas Gamburg

Thomas Gamburg.Office: HGH 234

Thomas Gamburg is a screenwriter working in the following genres: drama, thriller, action and horror. He writes fiction and is currently shaping material for publication. A conservatory-trained actor and Bay Area native, Gamburg is a graduate of UC Berkeley (B.A. English, Film, Creative Writing), UCLA (M.F.A, Screenwriting), and The New Actors Workshop (Certificate). 

His writing credits include the Russian television crime series Petrovich (Kino Versia, for NTV network, 2013), independent feature Dead City (Pulse Films, 2004), and ongoing projects, pitches and assignments in development with New York and Hollywood-based production companies. Gamburg is a former partner in Pulse Films with a focus on documentary, short narrative, industrial, and independent feature film development. 


  • M.F.A., UCLA
  • B.A., UC Berkeley
  • Certificate, The New Actors Workshop
  • Certificate, Professional Program for Screenwriters, UCLA


  • The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Nichol Fellowship Quarterfinalist
  • The Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize for Fiction
  • The Judith Stronach Prize for Prose
  • The Julia Keith Shrout Short Story Prize
  • Fellowships: Colgate Writers' Conference, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Napa Valley Writers' Conference

Favorite Quote/Saying/Bit of Advice

We often hear that quality is more important than quantity, but we learn from both. Don't be afraid to "fail," over and over again. On the other side of fear and failure, deep into our investigation of the unknown, something true resides. It makes the struggle worth it.

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