Thomas Pope | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Thomas Pope

Portrait of Thomas Pope


Adjunct Faculty
BA, University of Southern California

Thomas Pope worked for twenty-five years as a professional screenwriter before becoming a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has written for Francis Coppola, Ridley Scott, Barry Levinson, Penny Marshall, Frank Oz, Robert Redford, Wim Wenders, and many others.

Pope worked on a number of films, including Bad BoysSomeone to Watch Over MeLords of DisciplineFraternity RowThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Sweet Land. His book, Good Scripts, Bad Scripts (Random House), is an analysis of twenty-five of the best and worst screenplays in history.

Pope is also a frequent speaker at the International Conference on Screenwriting and the Los Angeles Screenwriting Expo.