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Timothy Michael Sullivan

(1964-07-02)July 2, 1964
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter, songwriter, actor, and producer

Timothy Michael Sullivan (born July 2, 1964) is an American film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter.



Early career

Sullivan's career began as a teenager when he landed a job as a production assistant on the 1983 cult horror film Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn . Sullivan majored in film studies at New York University, and his first writer/director/producer credit was the short A Christmas Treat (1985), for which he won Fangoria magazine's Short Film Search Award. While attending NYU, Sullivan wrote the music news for MTV. After graduating, he worked as a production assistant on such award-winning films as Three Men and a Baby , Cocktail , Coming To America , and The Godfather Part III . [1] [ unreliable source? ]


He was production manager for the independent films If Looks Could Kill (1986) [2] [ failed verification ] and America Exposed, (1990). [3] [ unreliable source? ] After working in development at New Line Cinema for five years, Sullivan's mainstream directorial debut was the well-received Lion's Gate's horror-comedy, [4] [ unreliable source? ] 2001 Maniacs (2005) starring Robert Englund and Lin Shaye. [5] [ unreliable source? ] This was followed by Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (2005) (as co-writer and producer) and Driftwood (2006), a supernatural thriller about troubled youths at a reform camp, starring Raviv Ullman and Diamond Dallas Page. [6]

Having released the MANIACS sequel 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010), [7] Sullivan directed of Vh1's hit series Scream Queens (2010), as well as creator and host of Shock N Roll, his weekly talk and video blog on leading web network Fearnet.[ citation needed ]

Re-joining forces with Detroit Rock City director Adam Rifkin for the comedy/horror anthology Chillerama (2011), Sullivan contributed the musical segment I Was a Teenage Werebear starring Sean Paul Lockhart, followed by the Rifkin written and directed Burt Reynolds vehicle The Last Movie Star (2017), on which Sullivan earned an Associate Producer credit.[ citation needed ]

Sullivan then took an extended break from the industry (and Los Angeles) to focus on health, friends and family.[ citation needed ] It was during this time Sullivan formed his own production company, New Rebellion Entertainment., [8] [9] (with partners Diamond Dallas Page, Mike Markoff, Cooper Tomlinson and Nick Levay), creating and developing a variety of projects he will produce and direct in 2022, among them the George A. Romero’s version of Masque of the Red Death (in partnership with Dark Horse Entertainment and written by Steve Niles), and the Night Songs, which explores the paranormal romance between a music journalist and a vampiric young rock star featuring songs co-written by Sullivan with Doug Rockwell, Andreas Carlsson and Eric Singer of KISS.[ citation needed ]

Personal life

Sullivan is openly gay and a activist for equality and NOH8. [10]






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  1. Twitch Film: Interview with Tim Sullivan by Dave Canfield Archived July 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. Bloody Disgusting: Interview by Elaine Lamkin
  3. Dred Central: interview of Tim Sullivan by Ryan Rotten
  4. "ES Splater: Interview with Tim Sullivan". Archived from the original on April 21, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2008.
  5. Twitch Film: interview with Tim Sullivan by Dave Canfield Archived July 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. Coming Soon Archived June 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. First Look Studios Acquires '2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams'
  8. Inbaseline.com: New Rebellion Entertainment Archived August 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  9. Tim Sullivan speaks of New Rebellion Entertainment at Myspace
  10. Stranahan, Lee (November 30, 2010). "Is Hollywood Ready for a Gay Male Adult Actor in Mainstream Roles?". The Huffington Post . Retrieved January 6, 2010.
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