About Me

Tom Reilly

Tom Reilly has spent three decades making movies, working with some of the best filmmakers in the world. He is the author of two books, The Hollywood MBA: A Crash Course in Management From a life in the Film Business and The Big Picture: Filmmaking Lessons From a Life on the Set. 

The veteran of more than forty films, Tom Reilly worked with Woody Allen on classics such as Husbands & Wives, Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah & Her Sisters, Zelig, and Manhattan Murder Mystery. He has also been the Assistant Director on major motion pictures such as Big, The Prince of Tides, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hide and Seek, and Evening

Tom Reilly is a manager and leader with over 30 years of feature film production experience working for every major studio and network, including 20th Century Fox, Columbia, Warner’s, Paramount and Disney. He has filmed throughout the United States and Europe, helped oversee pro-rated budgets totaling in excess of $2 billion, managed over 100,000 people and was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors and The Prince of Tides. Over his career, Reilly has more than 50 A-level feature films to his credit as well as an extensive background in pilots, episodic television and MOWs.

Reilly has collaborated with directors Woody Allen (18 films), Sydney Pollack, Barbra Streisand, Taylor Hackford, and Irwin Winkler, among numerous others. Cinematographers worked with include Gordon Willis, Carlo Di Palma, Giuseppe Rotunno, John Seale, Michael Ballhaus and Sven Nykvist. He has done films with more than 75 Academy Award winners and worked with such actors as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Vanessa Redgrave, John Huston, Alec Guinness, Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

Reilly is the Distinguished Lecturer on Film at Brooklyn College and the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1979.

He is the author of The Hollywood MBA: A Crash Course in Management From a Life in the Film Business  (St. Martin's Press, 2017; foreign rights sold in China) and The Big Picture: Filmmaking Lessons From a Life on the Set (Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press, 2009; also published in the United Kingdom by Old Street Publishing and in Spain by Ediciones Jaguar).