Actor’s comedy chops shine

Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier (04.28.2016)

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JC- (w) Tommy Beardmore

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When I received word from Tommy Beardmore that his film — “The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man” — was set to show at a West Lafayette movie theater, I knew this had the makings of a solid story.

Our readers enjoy the success of people with local connections, and Beardmore had grown up in Greater Lafayette and attended Purdue before moving to Chicago and New York to pursue acting. What’s more, his diverse resume and talent for comedy and drama provided great points of interest as did the film’s popularity at festivals inside and outside the U.S.

Overall, these elements opened up several angles.

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Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier (2015-2016)

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Film critiques Wal-Mart

Columbia Missourian  (11.14.2005)
Online PDF: “In a Wal-Mart town, critical film draws crowd”
Wal-Mart has a complex, controversial history in Columbia, Mo. Not only have family members of the owners resided in the city and sent children through the University of Missouri, but Columbia is one of the most Wal-Mart-saturated cities in the U.S. Writing this story about Robert Greenwald’s film—which took a critical inside look at the corporation—required that I maintain a neutral tone. I had to carefully examine and balance the interests of those invested in the story, including the corporation, protesters, college students, parents, etc. My article met with the editors’ approval and was considered an effective portrayal of the premiere.