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Shane Salerno

Born Nov 27, 1972

Shane Salerno is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He has written or co-written several blockbuster films including Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and is also one of the writer-producers of the CBS drama series Hawaii Five-0. He is the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Savages, directed by Oliver Stone, screenwriter of Fantastic Voyage produced by James Cameron and director of the forthcoming documentary Salinger about reclusive author J. D. Salinger.… Read More

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  • Salinger: The Documentary On Pbs
    Huffington Post - Jan 21, 2014
  • Pbs' 'salinger' Has More On War, Teen Relationship
    Yahoo News - Jan 20, 2014
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    Previously Unpublished J.D. Salinger Stories Leaked
    Huffington Post - Nov 29, 2013
  • Shane Salerno On Chasing The Salinger Mystique
    Reuters.com - Nov 14, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shane Salerno.


1972 Birth Shane Salerno was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1972. … Read More


1997 - 1998 2 More Events
1999 26 Years Old In 1999, Salerno sold the rights to the bestseller Zodiac to Disney's Touchstone Pictures in a seven figure deal announced in Variety on August 4, 1997. … Read More
2000 27 Years Old The Singleton-Salerno collaboration (aided by Richard Price) was well reviewed by major critics and resulted in Salerno's second #1 film when "Shaft" debuted on June 16, 2000. … Read More
2001 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001–2002, Salerno returned to television by co-creating (with crime novelist Don Winslow) the NBC series UC: Undercover which TV Guide described as "Donnie Brasco meets Mission Impossible." … Read More


2003 30 Years Old In October 2003, Salerno re-teamed with blockbuster director Michael Bay on a television crime series for ABC that Salerno created and Bay was set to direct.
2004 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Salerno rewrote the screenplay for Alien vs. Predator which debuted #1 at the box office on August 13 and went onto become the most successful film in the history of either franchise.
2005 32 Years Old He made follow up appearances in 2005 and 2006. … Read More
2007 34 Years Old His work led 20th Century Fox to hire him to write the sequel Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem which was a worldwide box office hit in December, 2007.
2008 35 Years Old On September 12, 2008, the Hollywood Reporter announced that 20th Century Fox had pre-emptively purchased Salerno's spec script "Doomsday Protocol" in a "seven figure deal."
In May 2009, Salerno signed on to write a project for James Cameron and 20th Century Fox.
In 2010, Salerno joined the writing-producing team of Hawaii Five-0. … Read More
2011 38 Years Old On January 26, 2011, Salerno spoke with Associated Press about his Salinger documentary and its expected fall 2012 release. "In the final analysis, what distinguishes our film and book project is access — access to Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle that have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen," Salerno said. "We take the viewer and reader inside J. D. Salinger's private world and shine light on a man named Jerry who lived in the shadow of the myth of J. D. Salinger".


On February 27, 2013, it was announced that Harvey Weinstein had acquired the documentary for theatrical distribution by his studio, The Weinstein Company, after being the only studio head to see the finished film after the 85th Academy Awards. … Read More
2014 41 Years Old Salerno has also adapted (with crime novelist Don Winslow) the forthcoming 2014 spy thriller Satori set to star Leonardo DiCaprio for Warner Bros.. … Read More
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