Gail Thomas NYC, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm a lawyer turned writer/storyteller/actor/producer/coach. My background enables me to bring focus and creativity to every project - be it on the page, stage or video. Communication skills perfected in front of live audiences... My cross platform writing work covers all media: scripts for world-class events like the Tribeca Film Festival or video projects like a documentary for Al Jezeera America; web content and production work in health and wellness field; copywriting for tech and financial services companies; fundraising letters; advertising copy; SEO articles; real estate pitch packet and selected legal projects. Need a laugh??? With my background as a comic, my speciality is comedy: funny dialogue and a conversational writing style. World-class live shows hire me to write speeches and banter, ensuring words are tailor-made for the speaker. If you're searching for the just right words, call me. You can inspire and educate, without putting your audience to sleep.


12 Years
Producer (television)
7 Years
Other, Specify
15 Years


19 Years
18 Years
14 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - TV (National)
16 Years
Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
10 Years
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

19 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Veria Living (10+), Blinkfast Productions (6-10), Dalzell Creative Group (1-2), Rivet (1-2), Al Jazeera (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Big Brothers Big Sisters LA (6-10), Dentons (6-10), RedPairie Solutions (1-2), Shining Hope (1-2), Bottomless Closet (1-2)

Other Work History

Comedy work includes standup, sketch, improvisation and film and voice work for animation and features such as Angelo Rules, Beavis and Butthead. Professional storyteller and humor columnist. Lawyer for Corporate Firms and media -Judge Hatchett TV show, and pilots: Robin Quivers and Judge Lopez.

Technical Skills

Final cut express video ediiting

Foreign Language Skills

conversational german and spanish



Computer Skills

Word, Excel, OS 10, Windows XP, Windows 7, SEO, basic html, Photoshop


iMac, Mac Book Pro with final cut express, Ipad, Dell Laptop, Sony Digital Video Camera, Canon Digital Camera, Sound Recording equipment and software.

Work Permits & Visas

India, Togo, Ghana, etc.


Karen Dalzell of Dalzell Productions, Pam Dawber of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jennifer Katz at Veria. More available on request.


Winner Moth StorySLAM 2015 Atom Films finalist in comedy


ASCPA, NYWIF, Media Bistro, American Pilgrims


Script - Award Show

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles hosted a huge GALA fund raiser every year, honoring adult and young role models from the greater Los Angeles area and raising loads of money to support this wonderful mentorship program for at-risk children of all ages. Speakers tend to be Oscar winning actors, entertainment executive and civic leaders. I have written for this event for 8 years.

Video - Promos

"Health Soup" A comedic man-on-the-street web series.
Wrote and co-produced this 3.4 minute promo for Bottomless Closet, a wonderful non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged, unemployed women transition back into the work force by providing wardrobe and job skills.


A creative non-fiction essay written directly from the heart which shares one of my experiences as a volunteer "cheerer" in the days immediately following the September 11th terrorist attacks which took so many lives at the World Trade Center in NYC.

humor column

Humor column which comments and reports on current national, international, and business news from a wry perspective. Conversational.

Video - Comedy

How far would YOU go to keep a friend? When Gail discovers that her new best friend Liz has an even better friend, there's only one way to catch up... and it's pretty freaking cold.