David P. Kalat

David Kalat is the author of A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series (McFarland and Co., 1997), a study of the forty-year history of Japan's most famous film exports.

Mr. Kalat is also the founder of All Day Entertainment, a producer of Digital Video Discs (DVDs), releasing classic and obscure motion pictures in high-quality collector's editions exclusively on this new home video format.

As a member of the Washington-Baltimore film production community where Homicide: Life on the Street is shot, Kalat has had many contacts with the television series. He previously worked at the motion-picture lab where Homicide processed each episode's film, and was involved in the very first season's production. As operations manager of D.C. Post, one of the region's most esteemed film and video postproduction houses, Kalat worked closely with Emmy-winning editor Tony Black, who edited Homicide's pilot installment.

Mr. Kalat taught screenwriting at the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana, and was on the Board of Directors for the Bloomington Playwrights Project, one of Indiana's most acclaimed theater companies. Kalat also sprots credentials as a freelance cinematographer and animator, and has directed several award-winning short films. His most recent film premiered at Washington, D.C.'s famed Biograph Theater.

He was born in Philadelphia on April 7, 1970, and grew up in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. He earned his bachelor of arts at the University of Michigan in 1988, graduating with highest honors from the Film and Video Studies program. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Julie and daughter Ann.


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Homicide

written by David P. Kalat
Renaissance Books

Intelligent writing, intense characters, a dark sense of humor, innovative editing, and complex plots--Homicide: Life on the Street has raised the caliber of...


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