Tony Gayton

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Tony Gayton is an American movie producer and screenwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1977. Merritt Island, Florida. Gayton is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he received the Jack Nicholson Writing Scholarship.


After graduating, he worked as a production assistant for John Milius. Gayton has been a professional screenwriter for over ten years, working both by himself and with his brother, Joe Gayton (Uncommon Valor, Shout).

Gayton also directed the critically acclaimed documentary film Athens, GA: Inside/Out, which featured the bands R.E.M. and the B-52's as well as the eccentric folk artist Reverend Howard Finster.

Gayton's latest movie production is the 2010 action-drama Faster, co-written with his brother Joe, starring Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton.

In 2011, he and brother Joe teamed up again to create a dramatic television series for the cable channel AMC, titled Hell On Wheels, which premiered on November 6. Set in 1865, the series centers on the settlement and its people that accompanied the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, referred to as "Hell on Wheels."



Year Title Notes
1987 Athens, GA: Inside/Out Director, screenwriter
2002 Murder By Numbers Screenwriter
The Salton Sea Screenwriter
2005 Two Headed Cow Director, screenwriter
2010 Faster Co-Screenwriter, producer


Year Title Notes
2006 Southern Comfort Screenwriter, TV movie
2011 Hell on Wheels Creator, Producer


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