It's hard to pin down Paul J. Salamoff to one particular profession. An over twenty-year veteran of the industry, he has found success as a Writer, Producer, Film Executive, Comic Book Creator, Author, and originally as a Special F/X Make-Up Artist.
Born in Natick, MA, he was raised on a healthy diet of sci-fi and horror from the age of five. After high school, he moved to California to attend film school at USC. Salamoff parlayed his obsession for genre filmmaking into a successful run as a professional Special F/X Make-Up Artist. In his years doing FX, he worked on over forty films, ten television series, and numerous commercials.
He was recently named one of The Tracking Board’s Top 100 up & coming Screenwriters and has developed projects with Blumhouse Prod., Ritchie/Wigram Prod., Mosaic Media Group, Hollywood Gang, Silver Pictures, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Vertigo, Unstoppable Entertainment (UK) and Eclectic Pictures. His original horror screenplay Beyond Repair is currently being produced by Closed on Mondays Ent. (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World)
He is also author of the novel The Silent Planet and two non-fiction books: ON THE SET: The Hidden Rules of Movie Making Etiquette (which is in its 3rd Edition) and The Complete DVD Book: Design, Production and Marketing (co-written with Chris Gore). His short stories have been included in acclaimed anthologies including MIDIAN UNMADE: Tales From Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.
As a Comic Creator, Salamoff is the writer of a number of comic book series including Vincent Price Presents, Black Scorpion and the critically acclaimed Logan’s Run: Last Day, Logan’s Run: Aftermath as well as the current series Logan’s Run: Rebirth written with William F. Nolan. He is also the creator of the original graphic novels: Discord and the prequel Tales of Discord.
In 2005 Salamoff became Vice President of Production for David Lancaster Productions. After a successful merge with Bold Films, he became their Vice President of Production and worked on such films as Legion, Bobby and Starship Troopers: Marauder.
Having been involved with The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films for over twelve years; he produced the 22nd, 23rd, 33rd, 34th and 35th Saturn Awards. Salamoff has also produced Video Game TV/Web Development Diaries and Trailers working on such high-profile projects as Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur, The Adventures of Tintin, Bulletstorm, Mass Effect 2, Gears of War 2 and Dead Space.
Salamoff is also the owner of the original TARDIS Console prop from the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie and a frequent guest and panelist at Sci-Fi & media conventions.