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Thomas David Schlamme (born May 22, 1950) is an American television director, known particularly for his collaborations with Aaron Sorkin.wikipedia
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Thomas David Schlamme (born May 22, 1950) is an American television director, known particularly for his collaborations with Aaron Sorkin.
Sorkin's trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues are complemented, in television, by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme's characteristic directing technique called the "walk and talk".

The West Wing

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He is known for his work as executive producer on The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as well as his work as director on Sports Night.
For the first four seasons, there were three executive producers: Sorkin (lead writer of almost all of the first four seasons), Thomas Schlamme (primary director), and John Wells.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

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He is known for his work as executive producer on The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as well as his work as director on Sports Night.
Key crew members include Aaron Sorkin (Head writer/Show runner), Thomas Schlamme (Show runner/Director (four episodes), and Timothy Busfield (Director – six episodes/ Consultant- 20 episodes).

Miss Firecracker

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Schlamme made his directing debut with Miss Firecracker in 1989, and later directed the 1993 comedy film So I Married an Axe Murderer, starring Mike Myers.
Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme.

So I Married an Axe Murderer

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Schlamme made his directing debut with Miss Firecracker in 1989, and later directed the 1993 comedy film So I Married an Axe Murderer, starring Mike Myers.
So I Married an Axe Murderer is a 1993 American romantic black comedy film, directed by Thomas Schlamme and starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis.

Sports Night

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He is known for his work as executive producer on The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as well as his work as director on Sports Night.

What's Alan Watching?

Schlamme directed the pilot episode of Spin City and What's Alan Watching?
What's Alan Watching? was a 1989 CBS television series pilot directed by Thomas Schlamme and starring Corin Nemec and Eddie Murphy.

Snowfall (TV series)

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He is an executive producer of the American crime drama television series Snowfall which premiered on FX in July 2017.

Directors Guild of America

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In 2017 he was elected president of the Directors Guild of America.
Thomas Schlamme has been president of the DGA since 2017.

Christine Lahti

Schlamme resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Christine Lahti.
Lahti has been married to television director Thomas Schlamme since September 4, 1983.

Walk and talk

Schlamme's direction is characterized by use of a technique called the "walk and talk": sequences consisting of single lengthy tracking shots involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set.
Thomas Schlamme also favored the technique in Sports Night when working with Aaron Sorkin.

Pan Am (TV series)

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He worked on the TV series Parenthood for NBC and the now-cancelled Pan Am for ABC.

Manhattan (TV series)

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Schlamme has also directed multiple episodes of the 2014 series Manhattan.

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Thomas David Schlamme (born May 22, 1950) is an American television director, known particularly for his collaborations with Aaron Sorkin.

Television producer

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He is known for his work as executive producer on The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as well as his work as director on Sports Night.

Houston

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Schlamme moved from his native Houston to New York City in 1973.

New York City

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Schlamme moved from his native Houston to New York City in 1973.

Cats (musical)

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From there, he produced campaigns for a number of musicals, including Cats.

Buzz Potamkin

advertising campaign in 1981 for producer Buzz Potamkin, and singer/songwriter Amy Grant's 1985 music video "Find a Way" for producers Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman.

Amy Grant

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advertising campaign in 1981 for producer Buzz Potamkin, and singer/songwriter Amy Grant's 1985 music video "Find a Way" for producers Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman.

Find a Way (Amy Grant song)

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advertising campaign in 1981 for producer Buzz Potamkin, and singer/songwriter Amy Grant's 1985 music video "Find a Way" for producers Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman.

Fred Seibert

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advertising campaign in 1981 for producer Buzz Potamkin, and singer/songwriter Amy Grant's 1985 music video "Find a Way" for producers Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman.

Alan Goodman

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advertising campaign in 1981 for producer Buzz Potamkin, and singer/songwriter Amy Grant's 1985 music video "Find a Way" for producers Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Throughout the 1980s, he produced a number of specials on various entertainers including Whoopi Goldberg and Rowan Atkinson.

Rowan Atkinson

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Throughout the 1980s, he produced a number of specials on various entertainers including Whoopi Goldberg and Rowan Atkinson.