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David Seltzer

Ethnicity  Jewish
Spouse  Carrie Hauman (m. 2010)
Role  Screenwriter

Name  David Seltzer
Years active  1966–present
Children  Emily Seltzer
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Born  1940 (age 74–75)Highland Park, Illinois
Occupation  Screenwriter Producer Director
Books  Prophecy, Armageddon, Sanctum, Scantum, The Omen
Awards  Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Long Form - Television
Movies  The Omen, Shining Through, Lucas, Willy Wonka & the Choc, Punchline
Similar People  Richard Donner, Mel Stuart, John Moore, Kerri Green, Michael Lehmann

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David Seltzer (born 1940) is an American screenwriter, producer and director, perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for The Omen (1976) and Bird on a Wire (1990). As writer-director, Seltzer's credits include the 1986 teen tragi-comedy Lucas starring Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder, the 1988 comedy Punchline starring Sally Field and Tom Hanks, and 1992's Shining Through starring Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas.


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Born to a Jewish family, Seltzer was uncredited for his contributions to the 1971 musical film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the author of the original book, Roald Dahl, is credited as sole screenwriter; however it has been revealed that Seltzer rewrote 30% of Dahl's script, adding such elements as the "Slugworth subplot", music other than the original Oompa Loompa compositions (including Pure Imagination, and The Candy Man, and the ending dialogue for the movie.

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Seltzer's writing credits include the screenplays for The Omen, Prophecy, Six Weeks, My Giant, Dragonfly and Bird on a Wire, starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn. He wrote and directed Lucas (1986), Punchline (1988), Shining Through (1992), and Nobody's Baby (2001).

Seltzer was reported to be writing an "Untitled Earthquake Project" for Hollywood director and producer J.J. Abrams, the plot of which is closely guarded, though it has been confirmed that the film is not a remake of 1974's disaster film Earthquake. Seltzer is also reportedly working on a UK remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, from the novel by Patricia Highsmith.

Partial Filmography

(as Producer, Director, or Writer)

  • The Omen (2006) - Writer
  • Dragonfly (2002) - Co-writer
  • My Giant (1998) - Co-writer
  • The Eighteenth Angel (1997) - Writer
  • Shining Through (1992) - Producer, Director, and Writer
  • Omen IV: The Awakening (TV-1991) - Character creator
  • Bird on a Wire (1990) - Co-writer
  • Punchline (1988) - Director and Writer
  • Lucas (1986) -Director and Writer
  • Private Sessions (TV-1985) - Co-writer
  • Table for Five (1983) - Writer
  • Six Weeks (1982) - Writer
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) - Character creator
  • Prophecy (1979) - Writer
  • Damien: Omen II (1978) - Character creator
  • Green Eyes (TV-1977) - Producer and Co-writer
  • The Omen (1976) - Writer
  • The Other Side of the Mountain (1975) - Writer
  • Two Is a Happy Number (1972) - Writer
  • References

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