Senior Executive Producer
Dr. Tom Skinner is senior executive producer at Free To Choose Media.
Tom is an award-winning television and film executive producer, with over 50 years and 150 documentaries to his credit, most notably as executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning National Geographic specials and Planet Earth on PBS. He is an experienced innovator and administrator with a solid academic background. His experience includes national and international production credentials in both public and commercial television.
From 1970 through 1993, Tom Skinner served as vice-president, executive vice-president, and chief operating officer of QED Communications, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1993, he left to pursue opportunities in independent production for A&E, Discovery and Turner Broadcasting. From 1994 through 1999, he was vice- president for programming at Resolution Productions of Burlington, Vermont.
Prior to his tenure at QED Communications, Tom was assistant manager at WITF-TV in Hershey, Pennsylvania and Associate Professor of Radio and Television and executive producer at San Diego State University. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including: four national Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, and a Columbia/DuPont Award. He was director of the Academy Award-winning documentary film Journey Into Self.
Tom holds a BA degree in Speech and Education from the State University of New York, Fredonia; an MA in Communications and a Ph.D. in Communications and Theatre from the University of Michigan.
Tom is married to Marlis Mann of Leland, Michigan; he has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Free To Choose Media productions:
2018 - Sweden: Lessons for America?
2018 - The Price of Peace
2017 - Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare
2017 - Is America In Retreat?
2017 - School Inc.
2016 - The Real Adam Smith
2016 - Trailblazers: The New Zealand Story
2015 - India Awakes
2015 - Power to the People
2014 - Unlikely Heroes of the Arab Spring
2014 - Walter Williams: Suffer No Fools
2013 - Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives
2012 - Europe's Debt: America's Crisis?
2012 - Globalization at the Crossroads
2012 - Testing Milton Friedman
2011 - Free or Equal
2010 - Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years
2009 - The Power of the Poor
2007 - The Ultimate Resource
2007 - The Power of Choice