Thomas P. Vitale
Head of Vital Signs Entertainment
Executive Producer on “Pandora”
Thomas P. Vitale is an independent writer/producer and television programming executive with over 25 years of experience in the television and film business. Although he works in all genres, his specialty is science fiction, fantasy, and horror/supernatural content. He currently runs Vital Signs Entertainment.
Tom is an Executive Producer and writer of Pandora, an original scripted series for The CW that has recently been renewed for a second season. He is also an EP on Slasher, a scripted series for Netflix that is in its third season. Recently, Tom co-wrote and produced the horror-comedy, You Might Be the Killer, which ran in over 15 film festivals around the world, including a U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, and an international premiere at Toronto After Dark.
Prior to Vital Signs Entertainment, Tom worked at NBCU’s Syfy and Chiller networks, rising to the level of EVP at the company. Tom ran Syfy’s Programming Department, and at Chiller was in charge of all of Chiller’s Programming and Strategic Operations. He was in charge of all program scheduling and program acquisitions at the networks, as well as original co-productions. Tom was also a key member of the network’s management team that grew Syfy into a top-five rated cable network with a sharply defined brand identity.
Additionally, while at Syfy, Tom made the network into one of the largest producers of original movies on television when he created Syfy’s original Saturday movie franchise, “The Most Dangerous Night of Television.” The high-octane film franchise featured a potent mix of action-oriented sci-fi and horror films. The 300+ original movies made during Tom’s tenure include buzzy, high-rated titles like Mansquito and Ice Twisters, Roger Corman’s Sharktopus, and the social media sensations Sharknado 1 & 2. For Chiller, Tom was responsible for critically-acclaimed festival films such as Elijah Wood’s The Boy, and Animal from executive producer Drew Barrymore.
Hailing from the NYC area, Tom has served on the boards of The Williams Club, Fieri National, and the Pelham Art Center. He is a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, a member of Mensa, a member of the WGA, and a member of the Producers Guild. Tom began his career in entertainment in the famed Page Program at NBC. He lives in the NYC area.