Tom Ferda is a Los Angeles based film/TV producer who is the EVP of Production & Development at Flying Ape Productions. His recent credits include producer/writer of Wrestling Hollywood reality TV pilot and producer for national brand commercials including, Verizon FiOS, Kellogg’s, Nabisco, Norelco and Colgate-Palmolive. (Producer Demo Reel on Vimeo).
His film/TV trek started in Florida, when after a 12-year stint as a firefighter paramedic grew old, he opened an office at Universal Studios where he launched his writing career, selling spec scripts.
As a writer in L.A. he also inked entertainment features. Several of his features, World War Z, Secret to Iron Man 3’s Success, The Wolfpack Returns for an Epic Finish and “42” were published in Film Trailers Magazine while Django – The ‘D’ May Be Silent But Critics Aren’t and The Sessions Lone Wolf Enters Oscars made their way onto the pages of LA Splash Magazine.
Prior to jumping into the shark pit of Hollywood, Tom worked as a sportswriter on the east coast, writing features for the NBA Atlanta Hawks, NHL Atlanta Thrashers and various U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines.
A current member of Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and NHL Media, Tom has interviewed a list of iconic players and execs including NHL icon Scotty Bowman, MLB great Brian McCann and NBA slam-dunk phenom Spud Webb.
Publications that featured his sports material include The New York Daily News, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press and The Hockey News (Toronto).