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Ed Solomon

writer HBO’s Mosaic, Men in Black, Untitled Steven Soderbergh feature; co-writer Bill & Ted Face the Music, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Now You See Me 1 & 2, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Untitled David O Russell feature
When Bill & Ted Face the Music comes out in 2020, Ed Solomon will have had a major film
released in each of the last 5 decades, starting in 1989 with his (and co-writer Chris Matheson’s)
first feature, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The 90’s saw Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Men in
Black, Leaving Normal, and others. In the 2000’s he had Charlie’s Angels and X-Men
(uncredited), Levity (which he also directed), Imagine That, and more, and the 2010’s saw Now
You See Me and Now You See Me 2. But his professional writing career actually began in 1979,
when, at 19, he sold his first jokes to comedian Jimmie Walker. He went on to write for many
other comics, including Garry Shandling, which led to his work as a staff writer on the hit Garry
Marshall/ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley, and later on the cult TV classic It’s Garry Shandling’s
Show. His most recent TV work was HBO’s 6-hour event mini-series, the critically acclaimed
Mosaic, starring Sharon Stone and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Mosaic is the only major
show conceived and executed as both a branching narrative app as well as a network-broadcast
traditional series, and was the first-ever interactive show produced and distributed by a major
television network. Ed’s partnership with director Soderbergh continues with two more projects -
a 70’s-style noir thriller film set in Detroit in the 50’s, and an 8-hour television series (another
interactive narrative) that takes place in present day New York. Ed is also currently collaborating
with director David O Russell on a film set to shoot later this fall, as well as with producer JJ
Abrams on an original science fiction trilogy for Paramount Pictures. When he joined the Writers
Guild in 1982, he was its youngest member. His goal is to someday be its oldest.