Tomy Hedley wrote the book and was an executive producer of Flashdance The Musical. Having written the original screenplay, Heduly coined the title Flashdance to convey a complete style that merged fashion, music and dance. He wrote six produced movies and additionally penned screenplays for Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Sean Penn, Jean-Paul Goude, among others. Hedley was the winner of the Humanitas Prize for the Academy Award winning movie Iris, starring Judy Dench and Kate Winslet. Previousley he was Arts and Entertainment Editor of the Toronto Telegram, Editor of Toronto Life, Editor of the distinguished UK publishing house Duckwork and was especially known as a pioneering editor of the New Jouranlism at Esquire Magazine during its golden age. Hedley is presently at work on a new movie.