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Tommy Craven

New York University

Film & Gender and Sexuality Studies



Tommy is a Point Alum from Jasper, Indiana currently residing in Los Angeles, California. After helping his high school secure the first Gay Straight Alliance in the region and establishing the non-profit LGBTQ+ awareness group, Raise Up, in southern Indiana, Tommy attended New York University to study Film & Queer Studies while dedicating himself to advocacy work back in Indiana. Throughout his undergraduate career, Tommy interned and volunteered at length with PFLAG NYC helping to establish their Safe Schools Program and produce their successful fundraising events throughout the year. After graduation, Tommy began his entertainment career working as a writer/producer for RuPaul’s Drag Race and other MTV/VH1 properties at Viacom in New York City. In 2016, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked in Creative Development at NBC reaching the position of Senior Manager of One Platform Creative Development in 2021. Currently, Tommy works as a Design Manager at HBO Max building creative for the thriving platform. Throughout his career, Tommy has earned several accolades from Promax, The Webbys, and Cannes Lions. Tommy is an active mentor for Point Foundation, WarnerMedia, and NBC helping aspiring LGBTQ+ individuals break into the entertainment space and beyond. Tommy loves to cook, play inclusive community sports, and play with his dogs with his partner.

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