Richie Solomon has appeared on numerous talk shows, including The Tonight Show and Larry King Live. He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times and even inspired a classic episode of Seinfeld.
Solomon graduated SUNY Binghamton with a degree in cinema. He loved learning so much he decided to apply to graduate school. After being rejected by the same universities that refused Steven Spielberg, he thought to himself, "What the hell do they know anyway," and moved out to L.A. to create his own education.
Alas, Solomon's wisdom proved true, as he quickly learned skills that were missing from even the top film schools’ curricula. He learned how to order and carry more than 50 drinks from Starbucks and to get them back to the studio while still hot and without a spill. He learned which producers liked shredded Parmesan on their Caesar salads and which ones didn’t. And most important of all, he learned how to work long hours for little pay and still show up each morning with a smile.
Solomon soaked in and applied his newfound knowledge to building a résumé in film and television production. He has worked alongside such screen legends as Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, and Bob Goldthwait. (OK, so "Bobcat" might not be a screen legend but he was engaged to Nikki Cox, which makes him some kind of legend.)
Solomon has since crafted several scripts for the big screen and small, including a few for the giant screen (IMAX®). He has developed projects for companies such as Fox Searchlight Pictures, 20th Century Fox Television, Electronic Arts, MTV Networks, Harvey Entertainment, and GSD&M. He received three Emmy® nominations for his work on the interactive series Stranger Adventures.
And as for the endeavor which garnered all the aforementioned media attention, next to Cosmo Kramer, Solomon is arguably the most celebrated seat-filler that has ever filled a seat. His whirlwind reputation at the craft began after Paula Poundstone interviewed him on The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. He has since retired from that profession, deciding when it came to seating on his bottom -- it was best to go out on top.
Interactive & New Media, Game Design Documents, Comedy, Press & Publicity, Extensive Production Background, and Working with a Smile.
Writers Guild of America, West
Producers Guild of America
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
PGA West Coast Advisory Board
PGA Seminars Committee
PGA Education Committee
WGAw Videogame Writers Caucus Steering Committee
WGAw Writers Education Committee
WGAw New Media Caucus Steering Committee '06-'08
Volunteer Mentor at Young Storytellers Foundation
Emmy Award Nominee
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
"Outstanding Broadband Drama"
Emmy Award Nominee
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
"Outstanding Achievement in Video Content"
Emmy Award Nominee (On Behalf of Riddle Productions)
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
"Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television Programming"
Columbia College Chicago
California State University, Northridge
Writers Guild Foundation
Alliance for Women in Media
Screenwriters World Conference
On The Page: Screenwriting - 18 December 2007
"Episode 16" hosted by Pilar Alessandra
Chicago Tribune - 1 October 2007, pg. Section 3, Page 1, 5
"Web tangles TV writers" by Richard Verrier and Dawn C. Chmielewski
Los Angeles Times - 26 September 2007, pg. A1, A18
"Online work emerges as big issue in Hollywood"
by Richard Verrier and Dawn C. Chmielewski
Script Magazine - November/December 2006, Vol. 12, Iss. 6, pg. 24-27
"Mobisodes" by John Scott Lewinski
Creative Screenwriting - September/October 2006, Vol. 13, Iss. 5, pg. 10
"Adventures on the New Frontier" by Sean Kennelly & Gavin Hartnett
Writers Store eZine - 28 April 2006, Iss. 96
"Interview with the 'Stranger Adventures' Writing Team" by Christie Taylor