Timothy J. Sexton

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Timothy J. Sexton (born November 6, 1959 ) is an American screenwriter and television producer who became internationally known through films such as Children of Men , Libertador and Cesar Chavez .

life and career

Timothy J. Sexton, born in 1959, first worked as a journalist in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles to gain a foothold as a screenwriter. Sexton has been working as a screenwriter in the film business since 2000. His breakthrough came with various screenplays for television films in the early 2000s, such as The Jazz Connection with Andy García for director Joseph Sargent or Mick Jackson's war drama Live from Baghdad with Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter . In 2006, Edward James Olmos wrote the screenplay for the television film Walkout - Uprising in LA, along with other fellow writers, from his pen. After stays in Mexico City and Venezuela, Sexton speaks fluent Spanish and came back with new script drafts.

For Alfonso Cuarón's science fiction drama Children of Men with Clive Owen in the lead role, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2007 together with Cuarón, Mark Fergus , David Arata and Hawk Ostby . In 2013 he wrote the final version of the screenplay for the film production Libertador by director Alberto Arvelo, which he had started in Venezuela. In 2014 he wrote the screenplay for Diego Luna's biography drama Cesar Chavez together with his fellow writer Keir Pearson .

In 2015, Sexton was involved in ten episodes as a screenwriter for the American television series Chicago PD , an offshoot of the Chicago Fire series .

In addition to his work as a screenwriter, Timothy J. Sexton has also been working as a television producer for series such as The Lottery and Chicago PD since 2014



movie theater

as a screenwriter

watch TV

as a screenwriter
  • 2000: Die Jazz Connection (For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story) (TV movie)
  • 2001: Boycott (Movie made for TV)
  • 2002: Live aus Baghdad (Live from Baghdad) (TV movie)
  • 2006: Walkout (Walkout) (TV movie)
  • since 2015: Chicago PD (TV series, 10 episodes)

Short and documentary films

as a screenwriter
  • 2009: Art & Copy (documentary)
  • 2012: Ghost Recon: Alpha (short film)

watch TV

as a producer
  • 2014: The Lottery (TV series, 2 episodes)
  • since 2015: Chicago PD (TV series)


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Timothy J. Sexton . in: Manohla Dargis : Apocalypse Now, but in the Wasteland a Child Is Given. , The New York Times December 25, 2005