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Tom DeSanto

Founding Writer, Producer
Movie franchises include X-Men, Transformers, Battlestar Galactica and more

Tom DeSanto is a founding writer/producer behind some of the biggest franchises in Hollywood history, including Transformers (“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” will be released June 2023), X-Men, Bumblebee and Battlestar Galactica. His films have grossed more than $5 billion dollars worldwide. The proud owner of more than 40,000 comic books, DeSanto dreamed of bringing the characters he loved as a kid to life in Hollywood. DeSanto has produced several social cause documentaries including “Lost In America” which deals with youth homelessness and “Kidnapped For Christ” which puts a spotlight on abusive evangelical camps for children. DeSanto has also created Facts2Health, partnering with the CDC Foundation to develop a public health platform that has powerfully activated Hollywood.

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Events featuring Tom DeSanto

Events featuring Tom DeSanto