February 4, 1985 |
Livingston, New Jersey, United States
|Occupation||director, writer, producer, actor|
|Notable work||Southside with You (2016)|
Tanne was born in the township of Livingston, New Jersey. As a teenager, Tanne's writing led to him being the recipient of the New Jersey Governor's Award for Excellence in Arts Education for playwriting.
Following his initial success as a teenage writer, Tanne was announced as the winner of the Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition, which was founded by Stephen Sondheim. Other recipients include filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan and playwright Rebecca Gilman.
Following Mischief Night, Tanne co-wrote the story for, produced and played a lead role in the 2014 independent film, Worst Friends. The film was acquired for distribution in July 2014 and released on November 4 of that same year. It also starred Kristen Connolly and Cody Horn.
In December 2014, it was announced that Tanne would make his feature directorial debut on the romance film Southside with You, for which he also wrote the script. The film is based on the first date of American President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, in Chicago, Illinois in 1989. Around the same time, Tika Sumpter was announced as cast in the role of Michelle Obama, and also co-produced. Principal photography on the film began on July 13, 2015 on location in Chicago, and wrapped on July 31, 2015.
|2005||2001 Maniacs||Feature Film||Yes|
|2010||Cinema Cool||Web Series||Yes|
|2011||Swamp Shark||TV Movie||Yes|
|2011||The Nine Lives of Chloe King||TV Series||Yes|
|2014||Mischief Night||Feature Film||Yes|
|2014||Worst Friends||Feature Film||Yes||Yes|
|2016||Southside with You||Feature Film||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- "Richard Tanne Biography". IMDb.
- "Governor's Awards in Arts Education Award Recipients". State of New Jersey, Department of Education. May 2003.
- "Congrats 2011 National Winners". Wordplay (Young Playwrights Inc.). August 2011.
- "Sondheim and Others Perform Cut Songs at Young Playwrights Benefit, May 9". Retrieved 2015-09-15.
- Barton, Steve (May 26, 2010). "George Romero Keeps Cinema Cool". Dread Central.
- "Another Shark Movie in 2011". Horror Society. March 17, 2011.
- "Interview with 'Swamp Shark' Star, Richard Tanne". Horror Society. June 24, 2011.
- "Lionsgate Brings 'Mischief Night' Early This Year - Bloody Disgusting!". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- McNary, Dave (December 5, 2014). "Barack and Michelle Obama's First Date Subject of New Movie". Variety. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
- Yamato, Jen (December 5, 2014). "Obama Romance Movie in Works – Who Will Play Young Barack?". Deadline. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- "Exclusive Interview: Mischief Night director Travis Baker. "It sets itself apart from the pack."". Horror Society. May 2, 2014.
- "Southside With You". www.rottentomatoes.com. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- "Southside with You (2016) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
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