THOMAS A. BLISS (Executive Producer) joined Beacon Communications in 1990 and serves as chief operating officer. Recently, Bliss executive produced End of Days, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and is executive producing Thirteen Days and Cheer Fever, both for release in 2000. Previously, he executive produced Air Force One, Trippin´, A Thousand Acres, Playing God, The Baby-Sitters Club and The Last Bachelor and produced A Life In The Theatre and Box of Moonlight.

Born in Hollywood, Bliss began making 8mm films in junior high school. After graduat-ing from UCLA´s Film School, Bliss served as Dean of Students at USC´s Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, later returning to UCLA to earn a law degree. Bliss next earned a spot in the Directors Guild of America - Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Training Program.

Bliss has produced dozens of hours of filmed, videotaped and live entertainment. He has received two CableAce Awards and a Peabody Award.

Bliss serves on the Board of Trustees of the Director Guild of America - Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Training Program, the Board of Directors of the Independent Producers Association, the Board of Governors of the Idyllwild School of Music and Arts, the Board of Advisors to the Stanford University Social Science History Institute and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.