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Tab Murphy has been a working screenwriter in Hollywood since the early ‘80’s.  He received an Academy Award nomination for his work on Gorillas in the Mist, the story of Dian Fossey,  which starred Sigourney Weaver. In the 90’s, Tab wrote a remarkable string of successful animated Disney films including Hunchback of Notre Dame, TarzanAtlantis – the Lost Empire and Brother Bear, which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.


In 1995, Tab wrote and directed Last of the Dogmen starring Tom Berrenger and  Barbra Hershey. For several decades, Tab has been writing  animated screenplays for Warner Bros DC, including Green Arrow, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Batman: Year One based on the Frank Miller graphic novel. Tab has mentored students as  Jackson Hole Writer's Conference and the Creative Lab in Hawaii.


Tab is a gifted and intuitive storyteller across all genres, with a deep understanding of all elements of the craft. He identified problems in my screenplay I was not even aware of, and helped me come up with solutions that I would never have been able to get to on my own.

–J. Welsh, Writer, Childrens Animated Series

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