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Tom Soter

improviser, reporter, teacher, writer
City:New York City
About Me
TOM SOTER is a writer, editor, filmmaker, and improv teacher. He has written for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, DIVERSION, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, EMPIRE, and many other magazines and newspapers. He was the managing editor of FIREHOUSE magazine from 1978 to 1981, and since 1982, he has been an editor at HABITAT magazine, the definitive publication for boards of cooperatives and condominiums in New York City. He has authored a number of books: BOND AND BEYOND, a study of spy movies and television programs; INVESTIGATING COUPLES, an analysis of The Thin Man, The Avengers, and The X-Files; OVERHEARD ON A BUS, DISAPPEARING ACT, DRIVING ME CRAZY, YOU SHOULD GET A CAT, WOMAN IN HEELS, and THIS STORY OF YOURS, six collections of memoirs and other writings; BEDBUGs, BIONDI & ME and CO-OPS, CONDOS & ME, two books about real estate; A DOCTOR & A PLUMBER IN A ROWBOAT, a book on improvisation, co-authored with Carol Schindler; LOOK AT THEM NOW, a collection of short fiction, co-authored with Christian Doherty, Alan Saly, and Tom Sinclair; and THE WHOLE CATASTROPHE, an autobiography/memoir of his father George Soter. He currently produces and performs in the SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROPV comedy jam, which he has run since 1993, and has been teaching improv since 1987. He has been making films since 1970, and he has three new movies making the festival circuit: THE ARC OF A LIFE, THE END OF GEORGE AND EFFIE, and SENSE AND NONSENSE. He is just finishing editing and redubbing on director Christian Doherty's mystery QUANDARY. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 14 years ago. He lives in New York City.
My Films on NewFilmmakers Online


Documentary, Comedy

A documentary on the techniques of improvisational comedy