August 4, 2008

Literary Agent Showcase Names TransMedia Group CEO Tom Madden ‘Writer of the Month’ for His Screenplay ‘Father’s Day Ghost Story(C)’

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Literary Agent Showcase ( has named TransMedia Group's CEO Thomas J. Madden "Writer of the Month" for August, 2008 for his screenplay "Father's Day Ghost Story" inspired by Bill Cosby's book "Come On People."

"I'm greatly appreciative of this most unexpected recognition by the Literary Agent Showcase, which is used as a resource by some 5,000 literary agents looking for promising screenplays to turn into motion pictures," said Madden, who is hardly a new writer with several books to his credit, including Spin Man and King of the Condo.

Madden's firm, TransMedia Group (, is the largest independent public relations firm in Palm Beach County serving clients worldwide in many languages. Madden and his wife Angela started the award-winning firm in New York City after he left NBC, where he was Vice President, Assistant to the President and chief speech writer for Fred Silverman, who was then NBC's Chairman and CEO.

The Literary Agent Showcase describes Madden's screenplay as "a ghostly tale ... a spooky spoof of modern-day parenting inspired by Bill Cosby's new book, 'Come On People.' It delves into the growing epidemic of 'fatherlessness' in America, where today single moms are raising far too many families, leaving children to wonder: 'Where have all the daddies gone. When will they ever return.'"

In Madden's satiric sequel to Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," it takes the ghosts of Fatherhood Past, Present and Future "to show one self-centered, career-absorbed errant dad the terrible consequences of neglecting his family in a series of ghostly flashbacks and forwards and rides through time and space on a far-out contraption called the 'Spa Capsule.'"

After receiving the news, Madden sent an email to all his clients saying, "Hey gang, it's celebration time! Here's what I do in my spare time."

Before going to work at the television networks, including American Broadcasting Companies, where he was in charge of speechwriting and publicity, Madden was a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a graduate of Temple University and received an M.A. from The Annenberg School of Communications at University of Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact Adrienne Mazzone 561-750-9800 x210 or [email protected]

Literary Agent Showcase

CONTACT: Adrienne Mazzone of TransMedia, +1-561-750-9800 x210,[email protected], for Literary Agent Showcase

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