Mike Makowsky

Nominated for Best Screenplay


Writer: Bad Education


Bad Education is based on the true story of the Roslyn (NY) School District financial scandal that grabbed headlines in the early 2000s. The superintendent and business manager of the Roslyn School District racked up over $11.2 million dollars in extravagant personal expenses – the biggest public school embezzlement in American history. A charismatic and respected school veteran, Dr. Frank Tassone is shocked to learn that Pam Gluckin, his colleague and friend, has charged thousands to a school credit card for home improvement projects. A student journalist, Rachel, investigates the story for the high school paper, eventually uncovering that Tassone also misappropriated millions.