THE CONSPIRATOR is the first feature length screenplay of Solomon's to be produced. In 1994, Solomon and a former classmate at the American Film Institute, Gregory Bernstein, stumbled upon a trial transcript of the Lincoln conspirators. Like many, they were unaware there had been a conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln let alone a trial. More than fifteen years and countless drafts later, Solomon's screenplay came to the attention of his childhood hero, Robert Redford, whose THE STING was the first "grown-up" movie Solomon was allowed to see and whose ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN inspired the then eleven year old to become a journalist.
As a teenager, Solomon interned in newsrooms and even went to journalism camp. At 20, he worked as a reporter for United Press International based in Hong Kong and later for two magazines in Australia. After graduating from Harvard College and AFI, where he was a directing fellow, Solomon "gofor-ed" for Oscar winning director Barry Levinson on AVALON and then on Arne Glimcher's directorial debut, THE MAMBO KINGS.
Solomon's first produced script was an episode of 100 CENTRE STREET, which was directed by another childhood hero, Sidney Lumet. This led to writing stints on television series including the Emmy winning, THE PRACTICE.
Solomon is often drawn to projects requiring intensive research and/or reporting. He was a writer/ executive producer of the acclaimed ESPN limited series, THE BRONX IS BURNING, starring John Turturro and Oliver Platt, about the 1977 New York Yankees and its city in turmoil. He recently wrote a pilot for HBO / Joel Silver about the Vanderbilts, and is currently writing/directing a hybrid movie based on the infamous murder of Kitty Genovese.
Solomon lives with his wife and two children in New York City. Their youngest is named Lincoln.