Tom Fontana is a Buffalo-born writer and producer, who, among many other accomplishments, is known for the creation of HBO’s Oz and NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street. He has written articles for The New York Times, TV Guide, and Esquire, produced numerous plays from theatres in New York City to San Francisco, and has taught at universities and colleges, including the State University College at Buffalo, his alma mater, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.
The Buffalo History Museum is set to continue its tradition of Giants of Buffalo, a series of programs dedicated to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in their life’s vocation, with “Giants of Buffalo Film: Tom Fontana,” on Friday, November 15th.
The program will engage the audience in an informal talk-show format about Fontana’s personal stories as experienced by career choices, industry practices of the day, impact on our region, and inevitable changes. The program will be moderated by Steve Cichon, author of a number of books on Buffalo’s history, writer of BN Chronicles, historian, and local radio and TV personality.
A cocktail reception is set for 5:30 pm, with the program beginning at 6:30 pm. Admission is $10 for Museum members, $25 for general admission, and $50 for patron tickets. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling (716) 873-9644.
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