Timothy J. Sexton

Timothy J. Sexton

After scripting "The Education of Ron Morris" (HBO, 2003), a true-to-life telling of a top NFL prospect who blows the whistle on mafia involvement in fixing college and professional sports, Sexton delved into the Mexican-American Civil Rights movement with the teleplay for "Walkout" (HBO, 2006), an historical drama depicting the organized walkout of 20,000 students in the Los Angeles school district in 1968 over inadequate education. This protest landed 12 organizers and one teacher abandoned in jail until a lone attorney emerged to represent them in the name of justice. Sexton next joined forces with acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón on "Children of Men" (2006), a futuristic dystopian tale about a former political activist (Clive Owen)-turned-down-and-out bureaucrat who is convinced by a former lover (Julianne Moore) to help transport a young pregnant woman (Clare-Hope Ashitey) - who just happens to carry the world's only child after all humanity has become infertile - to the fabled Human Project in order to save the future. Sexton was one of five writers on the project - including Cuarón - to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.