David P. Kalat

David P. Kalat

About the Author

David P. Kalat is the author of A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, a study of the forty-year history of Japan's most famous film exports. He is also the founder of All Day Entertainment, a producer that releases classic and obscure motion pictures in high-quality collector's editions.

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.

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 sports credentials as a freelance cinematographer and animator, and has directed several award-winning short films.

Kalat was born in Philadelphia on 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.