2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Ed Solomon

writer Men in Black, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Now You See Me, Now You See Me 2; writer/director Levity
Ed Solomon began his career in college as a joke writer for stand up comics.  By his senior year, he was a staff writer on Laverne and Shirley, and was the youngest member of the Writers Guild of America.  He went on to co-author the screenplays for Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its sequel, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and also wrote on It’s Garry Shandling’s Show for its first three seasons.  He then penned the screenplay for Men in Black, and many others, including the first X-Men(uncredited).  Since then he’s worked on all sorts of films, including Levity, which he also directed.  He recently co-wrote the Lion’s Gate film Now You See Me, which stars Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine.  Other current screenplays include How to Disappear Completely for Sony Pictures and director Will Gluck (Easy A), an Untitled JJ Abrams science fiction project for Paramount Pictures, and Colossus for Universal Studios and actor/producer Will Smith.  He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his two kids.  His goal is to one day be theoldest member of the Writers Guild of America.
Solomon is currently in London writing and producing the sequel to Now You See Me.