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Paul Shapiro

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Paul Shapiro is really a saxophone and flute participant, composer, and bandleader that has been on the brand new York Town music scene because the 1980s. Delivered and elevated on Long Isle in Westbury, NY, Shapiro graduated from open public school and shifted to Montreal, Canada, their studies at the renowned McGill College or university, getting his B.F.A. Time for the metropolitan NEW YORK region, he led the intensifying funk music group Foreign Legion, accompanied by a stint using the Microscopic Septet, changing John Hagen after their 1st album, Consider the Z Teach. The ’90s discovered Shapiro dealing with hip-hop suppliers, playing flute around the Frankie Knuckles U.K. strike “The Whistle Track” and soprano saxophone on Nuyorican Soul’s “The Anxious Track,” and in addition showing up on recordings by Queen Latifah, Naughty naturally, Marc Anthony, and India. By 1994 he founded Brooklyn Funk Necessities, documenting for RCA Victor and Shanachie Information. He charted the rating to Cheryl Dunye’s film The Watermelon Female in 1998, William “Electric powered” Black’s musical SUNLIGHT Gets Blue, and Presque Isle, a perform by Joyce Carol Oates. He in addition has written commercial places for MTV. By 2003, Shapiro became a innovator in his personal right as backed by John Zorn’s Tzadik label in its Radical Jewish Tradition series, including Midnight Minyan, It’s within the Twilight, and Essen. As an accompanist, Shapiro spent some time working with Julius Hemphill, David Murray, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ben Folds Five, Khaled, Brian McKnight, Marshall Crenshaw, Ofra Haza, Wayne Horvitz, Craig Harris, and Elliott Clear.

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Full Name Paul Shapiro
Profession Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer
Education Georgetown Day School
Nationality American
Music Groups Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Music Songs Istanbul Twilight, The Creator Has a Master Plan, I Got Cash, Ska Ka-Bop, Big Apple Boogaloo, Magick Karpet Ride, Mambo con Dancehall, Rude Boy Shuffle, Dance or Die, In the Buzzbag, Ma Lecha Hayam, Date With Baby, Freeway to Uskudar, Make Them Like It, Dance-Free Night, Jump Around Sound, Take the L Train, Keep It Together, Blast It!, The Day Before Adidi, You Don't Know Nothing, The Revolution Was Postponed Because of Rain, Woman Thing, By and Bye, Blow Your Brains Out, Dibby Dibby Sound, Stickman Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, Work It Out, Vinyl Crisis, A Headnaddas Journey to the Planet Adidi-Skizm, S-Curved, Unique
Albums Midnight Minyan, It's In The Twilight, In the BuzzBag, Cool and Steady and Easy, Funk Ain't Ova, Essen, Shofarot Verses
Nominations Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series, Gemini Award for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Movies Spring Break Shark Attack, Deadly Honeymoon, Plain Truth, Hockey Night, Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me, The Truth About Alex, Miracle at Moreaux, The Lotus Eaters, Dead Husbands, Murder at Devil's Glen, The Price of a Broken Heart, Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story, Jewel, Black and Blue, The Stranger Beside Me, Combat Academy, A Mother's Suspicion, Tiny House of Terror, Calendar Girl, Avalanche, Heads, Road to Avonlea, Boy in the Attic, A Heavenly Christmas, Ring of Fire, Rookies, The Invaders


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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Invaders 1995 TV Series 2 episodes
The Client 1995 TV Series 1 episode
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story 1995 TV Movie
Avalanche 1994 TV Movie
RoboCop 1994 TV Series 1 episode
Heads 1994 TV Movie
The Commish 1992-1993 TV Series 2 episodes
The Lotus Eaters 1993
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1993 TV Series
Monkey House 1991 TV Series 1 episode
Max Glick 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Mom P.I. 1990 TV Series
The Campbells 1990 TV Series 2 episodes
Avonlea 1990 TV Series 1 episode
C.B.C.'s Magic Hour 1989 TV Series 2 episodes
Street Legal 1987 TV Series 1 episode
The Truth About Alex 1986 TV Movie
Adderly 1986 TV Series 1 episode
The Umpire 1985 Short
Miracle at Moreaux 1985 TV Movie
Hockey Night 1984 TV Movie
Clown White 1981 TV Movie
Boy in the Attic 2016 TV Movie
Dying to Be Loved 2016 TV Movie attached
Ring of Fire 2012 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Continuum 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Arctic Air 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Against the Wall 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Rookie Blue 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Supah Ninjas 2011 TV Series 1 episode
XIII: The Series 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Unnatural History 2010 TV Series 2 episodes
Deadly Honeymoon 2010 TV Movie
Eleventh Hour 2009 TV Series 2 episodes
Pushing Daisies 2008 TV Series 1 episode
Flash Gordon 2007-2008 TV Series 4 episodes
Bionic Woman 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Burn Notice 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Heroes 2006-2007 TV Series 2 episodes
Runaway 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Smallville 2002-2006 TV Series 6 episodes
Criminal Minds 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Supernatural 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Threshold 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Beach Girls 2005 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Spring Break Shark Attack 2005 TV Movie
Plain Truth 2004 TV Movie
Tru Calling 2003-2004 TV Series 3 episodes
Keen Eddie 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Las Vegas 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Miracles 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Dragnet 2003 TV Series 1 episode
The Lyon's Den 2003 TV Series
John Doe 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me 2003 TV Movie
Queens Supreme 2003 TV Series
The Twilight Zone 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Night Visions 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Shadow Realm 2002 TV Movie segment "Harmony"
24 2002 TV Series 2 episodes
Roswell 2000-2002 TV Series 6 episodes
Dark Angel 2000-2001 TV Series 2 episodes
Jewel 2001 TV Movie
The X-Files 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Black and Blue 1999 TV Movie
The Price of a Broken Heart 1999 TV Movie
Millennium 1998-1999 TV Series 5 episodes
What We Did That Night 1999 TV Movie
Dead Husbands 1998 TV Movie
C-16: FBI 1997 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C.B.C.'s Magic Hour 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Umpire 1985 Short
Miracle at Moreaux 1985 TV Movie
Hockey Night 1984 TV Movie
Clown White 1981 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story 1995 TV Movie co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sic 2014 Short thanks
Another Life 2002/I Short the filmmakers wish to express their gratitude to

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Most Popular Canadian Film Vancouver International Film Festival The Lotus Eaters (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Heroes (2006) · Tim Kring (created by/written by)
· Jeph Loeb (written by)
· Bryan Fuller (written by)
· Michael Green (written by)
· Natalie Chaidez (written by)
· Jesse Alexander (written by)
· Adam Armus (written by)
· Aron Eli Coleite (written by)
· Joe Pokaski (written by)
· Christopher Zatta (written by)
· Chuck Kim (written by)
· David Semel (director)
· Allan Arkush (director)
· Greg Beeman (director)
· Ernest R. Dickerson (director)
· Donna Deitch (director)
· Paul A. Edwards (director)
· John Badham (director)
· Terrence O'Hara (director)
· J
2002 DGC Team Award Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Achievement in a Television Movie/Mini-Series Jewel (2001) · Steve Webb (1st Assistant Director)
· Pix Black (2nd Assistant Director)
· Sarah Buell (3rd Assistant Director)
· Helene C. Valinsky (Production Manager)
· Brian Backman (Production Assistant)
· Michael T. Burgess (Production Assistant)
· Munaf Husain (Production Assistant)
· Michael Lynch (Production Assistant)
· Barbara McCullam (Production Assistant)
· Ronald McKenzie (Production Assistant)
· Michel Poirier (Production Assistant)
· Donna Demers (Production Accountant)
· B.E. Sharp (Production Accountant)
· Natalie Fokes (1st Assistant Accountant)
· Breigh Radford (2nd Assistant Accountant)
· Kristine Child (3rd Assistan
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Drama Series 24 (2001) · Bryan Spicer
· Stephen Hopkins
· Winrich Kolbe
· Davis Guggenheim
1996 Gemini Gemini Awards Best TV Movie or Mini-Series Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995) · Julian Marks
· Jennifer Alward
· Clara George
1996 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Movie or Miniseries Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995) · Jennifer Alward (executive producer)
· Julian Marks (producer)
· Clara George (line producer)
1992 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Mom P.I. (1990)
1981 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Short Film Clown White (1981) · Martin Harbury
1981 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Short Film Clown White (1981) · Martin Harbury


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