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Nationality  American
Books  Mid Ocean
Agent  ICM Partners
Name  T. Cimino

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Full Name  Todd Rafael Cimino
Born  June 4, 1963 (age 52) (1963-06-04)
Spouse(s)  Svetlina Kiryakova (m, 2010)
Children  Stephanie Nichole Cimino (b, 1987)

Occupation  Novelist, Screenwriter

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Todd Rafael Cimino (born June 4, 1963) is an American novelist and screenwriter with credits in both film and television. He was born in Wayne, New Jersey, and grew up in the Florida Keys. He is currently a principal writer with Akula Films and a consulting producer with HBO.


Film and television

Cimino's work in film and television includes:

  • Spring Break (1983), he was Marine Coordinator for the film about a group of college coeds on spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Miami Vice (1984–1990), He was Marine Coordinator for the television series Miami Vice. His work appeared in 104 episodes.
  • Lost In Translation (2003), he was contributing writer and associate producer for the film starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007), He was contributing writer for the television series created by Aaron Sorkin, starring Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, and Amanda Peet. His work appeared in all 19 episodes.
  • Miami Vice (2006), He was consulting Producer and technical advisor for the re-make film of the classic television series of the same name, created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann.
  • Black Dahlia (2007), he was Executive Producer and Writer - Character Arc, Scarlett Johansson for the film, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Johansson, Josh Hartnet, and Aaron Eckhart.
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2007), He was Producer, Story Editor and Arc Writer for the film starring Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, and Natalie Portman.
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (2012–2014), he was Staff Writer for the HBO political round table television program. The show addresses current events with a comical slant. Bill Maher is a famed stand up comedian and political commentator.
  • Gangsters; America's Most Evil episode "Los Muchachos" (2013), He appeared as himself in this episode, which depicted the rise and fall of legendary Miami drug king pins Augusto Falcon and Salvador Magluta.
  • The King Of Offshore (2014), Appeared as himself in this made-for-TV documentary film about offshore powerboat racer and boat builder Reggie Fountain. The program aired on the NBC Sports Network.
  • Summer Crossing (Pre-Production) Co-writer with Tristine Skyler. Based in the Novela by Truman Capote. "Summer Crossing" marks the directorial debut for Scarlett Johannson. Actress Emma Watson has been rumored to have been offered the lead role.
  • Ghost in the Shell (Filming) Story editor and character arc writer for the Dreamworks / Paramount epic, live action version of the Anime classic. "Ghost in the Shell" is due in theaters Spring of 2017.
  • Publishing

    Cimino authored or co-authored multiple books, including:

  • Mid Ocean (2009), a novel about drug smugglers and the federal agents who chase them. It is set in the Florida Keys in the mid 1980s and was listed as one of the top 20 novels to read before being made into a film.
  • Table 21 (2011), a fictional story set at the turn of the millennium in New York City, involving the relationship between an underworld crime boss and an A-list television celebrity. Table 21 was later re-released as The Heir Apparent (2015), featuring 11,000 additional words and an alternative ending. In 2011 was produced as a major motion picture entitled "Table No. 21" and was directed by Bollywood veteran Aditya Datt.
  • Heavy (2014), the sequel to Mid Ocean, co-written with George Jung, who was the subject of the biopic Blow. (2001), Parts of Heavy take place on Norman's Cay in the Bahamas. In June 2015, it was announced that a movie deal to adapt Heavy had been struck with Denis Leary and Apostle Films.
  • Personal life

    Cimino has been open about growing up and living with Asperger syndrome.

    Cimino is widely reported to be the nephew of Michael Cimino. However, this familial relationship has been questioned and has not been independently confirmed. Cimino has refused to respond to email requests for comment by the New York Times regarding this alleged relationship.


    T. Rafael Cimino Wikipedia

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