Harry Thomason at the Faulkner County Library

The Faulkner County Library is proud to welcome Harry Thomason on Wednesday, November 6 from 12:00-1:30 PM.

Mr. Thomason will be available to sign copies of his new memoir, “Brother Dog: Southern Tales & Hollywood Adventures”

Harry Thomason, a native of Hampton, Arkansas, attended Southern Arkansas University on an athletic scholarship and pursued graduate studies in education at the University of Arkansas.

After college, Thomason taught art and history and was a football coach in secondary schools for six years before pursuing filmmaking as a career. He continues to lecture on politics periodically at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles campus).

Mr. Thomason is married to the famed writer Linda Bloodworth Thomason, with whom he has developed the successful televison series, Designing Women (featuring Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Annie Potts, and Jean Smart) , Evening Shade (with Burt Reynolds), Hearts A’fire (with John Ritterand Markie Post) and the as-yet-unreleased Twelve Miles of Bad Road (featuring Lily Tomlin andRon White).

Thomason produced the Bridegroom documentary that won numerous awards including Best Narrative Film from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. He also directed the critically-acclaimed feature documentary, The Hunting of the President, selected for The Sundance Film Festival and the South by Southwest Festival and nominated for the Writer’s Guild Best Documentary.

He directed The Last Ride, a feature film about the waning days of Hank Williams, and produced many award winning television movies including A Shining Season, To Find My Son, and the popular mini-series The Blue and The Gray.

For his wife, Linda, who created it, Thomason directed the film, The Man from Hope, which launched William Jefferson Clinton’s first campaign for president. He followed that by producing the 1992 Democratic National Convention and was strategic director of the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Thomason and his wife Linda were Co-Chairpersons of the 1993 Presidential Inauguration—the first presidential inauguration in the history of the United States to make a profit. That profit was used to help fund the 1997 inauguration, which Thomason also directed.

He produced and directed Saturday Night at the Summit, a live broadcast from the Summit of the Eight gathering of top world leaders in Denver Colorado.

Harry Thomason has been nominated for or won numerous film and TV awards. including the Emmy (Designing Women, Evening Shade), the Directors Guild Award (Designing Women), the Christopher Award (A Shining Season) and The People’s Choice Award (The Blue and The Gray). In 1996, he was named the Entertainment Publicists’ Guild’s ‘Man of the Year.’

All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org