| Film director|
Nancy Blewer (m. 2000)
| 24 February 1955 (age 60) (1955-02-24) Copenhagen, Denmark|
Film director, cinematographer, producer
Katrine Salomon, Ava Salomon
Fernanda Brygmann Salomon, Carlo Brygmann Salomon
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Big Driver, Hard Rain, The Lost Future, Freezer, The Andromeda Strain
David Frankel, Tony To, Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, David Leland
Mikael Salomon Wikipedia
Mikael Salomon (born 24 February 1955) is a Danish-born cinematographer, director and producer of film and television. After a long cinematography career in Danish cinema, he transitioned to the Hollywood film industry in the late 1980s and has remained highly prolific there, earning two Academy Award nominations. He is also an acclaimed and prolific television director whose credits include dozens of series, films and miniseries including Band of Brothers, Salem's Lot, Rome, and The Andromeda Strain, for which has received numerous awards and nominations including a Primetime Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Salomon photographed dozens of films in his native country, earning critical acclaim and awards including the Robert Award and Bodil Awards. In the late 1980s, he relocated to Hollywood and shot his first mainstream American film with Torch Song Trilogy, a 1988 comedy-drama starring Harvey Fierstein, Anne Bancroft, and Matthew Broderick. The following year, he shot the James Cameron-helmed science fiction film The Abyss, a film that helped to pioneer the field of computer-generated visual effects. Salomon used three cameras in watertight housings that were specially designed. Another special housing was designed for scenes that went from above-water dialogue to below-water dialogue. The filmmakers had to figure out how to keep the water clear enough to shoot and dark enough to look realistic at 2,000 feet (700 m), which was achieved by floating a thick layer of plastic beads in the water and covering the top of the tank with an enormous tarpaulin. His work on the film earned Salomon a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
In the following years, Salomon shot several blockbuster films like Always, Backdraft, and Far and Away, collaborating with directors like Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard.
In 1993, Salomon directed A Far Off Place, an adventure drama film filmed on location in Namibia and Zimbabwe, replacing original director René Manzor after being recommended to producer Kathleen Kennedy by Steven Spielberg. That same year, he directed an episode of the short-lived science fiction series Space Rangers, beginning a long and respectable career as one of the most acclaimed and prolific television directors of the era. In 1998, he directed the Emmy-nominated Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, the first in many television miniseries which Saloman would helm. The most notable of these was Band of Brothers, a critically acclaimed 10-part series executive produced by Spielberg for which Salomon won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special and a Christopher Award.
Since then, Salomon has over thirty-five programs, including the miniseries adaptations of The Andromeda Strain and Coma broadcast on the A&E Network.
Salomon has resided in Los Angeles, California since the late 1980s, and is married to American assistant director Nancy Blewer. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the American Society of Cinematographers.1976 Bodil Special Award for Cinematography
1986 Robert Award for Best Cinematography: The Flying Devils
1989 CableACE Award for Direction of Photography and/or Lighting Direction for a Dramatic or Theatrical Special/Movie or Miniseries: The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
2002 Christopher Television & Cable Award: Band of Brothers (with Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Tom Hanks, David Leland, David Frankel. Tony To, Erik Jendresen, John Orloff, E. Max Frye, Graham Yost, Bruce C. McKenna, Erik Bork, Mary Richards, Steven Spielberg, Stephen E. Ambrose, Gary Goetzman)
2002 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Band of Brothers (with Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Tom Hanks, David Leland, David Frankel, Tony To)
1990 Academy Award for Best Cinematography: The Abyss
1990 ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography in a Theatrical Release: The Abyss
1992 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects: Backdraft (with Clay Pinney, Allen Hall, Scott Farrar)
1992 BAFTA Award for Best Visual Effects: Backdraft (with Clay Pinney, Allen Hall, Scott Farrar)
2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: The Company
2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series: The Andromeda Strain
2008 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing in a Movie for Television/Miniseries: The Company
2009 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing in a Movie for Television/Miniseries: The Andromeda Strain
2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs: Unnatural History