Bernard Salzman started his career as a documentary Director / Producer/Cinematographer, collaborating on numerous projects worldwide. Some of his European credits include: The epic “Massada” (BBC), the TV series “Christianity “ for RAI, Italian TV, the political docu-drama “Echoes” for Canal Plus, France, the TV dramas “Iris’ La Dalia” and “Dualism” , as well as thirty five episodes of the television series “Artists”. One of the episodes received the Special Critics Award at the Stockholm Film Festival.
Bernard Salzman’s outstanding work in Commercials is reflected in spots for Calvin Klein, Nike, Pepsi, Kodak, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Bugatti, Sony Play Station, Suzuki, Heineken, Rocawear, Fosters Beer, Trojan, M&M’s, Milk, Cascade, Allstate, The California State Lottery, Pampers and Excedrin, to name just a few. Collaborating on numerous features and television movies, for MGM, Paramount, Disney, Columbia, CBS, ABC, PBS, FOX, SHOWTIME and HBO, his work was recognized with an Emmy Nomination, two Best Cinematography Awards, a Gold Telly Award and a Shine Media Award.
Bernard just completed production on the feature film “Assumed Memories” starring Casper Van Dien, Armand Assante and Eric Roberts, which he Wrote, Produced, Directed and Shot and the scripted reality show: “Gold Diggers” which he Wrote, Produced, Directed and Shot. Bernard also Produced and Shot the feature film “Divorce”, starring Talia Shire, Elias Koteas, Christopher McDonald and Wendy Malik, and Directed, Produced and Shot the award winning feature “ The Unknown Cyclist” starring Lea Thompson, Lainie Kazan, Danny Nucci, and Vincent Spano, followed by “The Path”, starring Shaya LaBeouf, Dee Wallace Stone, Vincent Spano and Allan Rich, which he Wrote, Produced, Directed and Shot. He also Directed the award winning musical documentary “Edith Piaf – Her story Her songs”.
Bernard”s other projects include the feature “SOBE Real”, the feature length documentary “Vegas Stripped”, which he Developed, Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited, the feature film “The Square Root Of 2”, which he produced, directed, shot and edited and the documentary “Angelo Dundee – American Icon”, a feature length documentary about the life of legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee.
Bernard has developed, produced and directed several reality TV shows, including:
“Man vs Vegas”, “Raising The Bar” and “At The Pawn Shop”.
Articles about Bernard Salzman’s work were published in American Cinematographer
Magazine and other national and international publications.
Bernard has a BA in fine arts and a BA in film and television.
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