Beginning in 2000, Paul made about 10 feature films for television. His films include writing and executive producing Showtime’s “Roswell” (a major tent-pole TV release with stars including Kyle MacLachlan, Martin Sheen and Dwight Yoakam) and 5 films that he wrote, produced and directed that were released to international TV by NBCUniversal. Those include “Starry Night,” “The Sci-Fi Boys” (starring director Peter Jackson), “Jesus in India,” “Before We say Goodbye” and “The Life After Death Project.” Filmrise in NY in 2016 released Paul’s film “Marilyn
Monroe Declassified” internationally. Paul is a member of both the Writers Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. He also serves as a credits arbitrator for the WGA. All of Paul’s film and TV credits are listed at imdb.com
Paul Davids’ career in TV began as production coordinator for Hasbro’s immensely successful “Transformers” animation series. Paul worked at Marvel Productions in Los Angeles, where he had a credited supervisory position for pre-production and post-production on 79 TV episodes of “Transformers,” including scheduling for 2 to 3 new shows every week, working with writers, storyboard artists, getting Hasbro approvals on character model sheets (in conjunction with Sunbow Productions, NY), voice-actor recording sessions (at Wally Burr studios), retakes, editing and sound effect approvals, and coordination with AKOM studios in
Korea and Toei Productions in Japan. He also wrote scripts for 4 of the shows plus for the “Transformers” World’s Fair presentation. In the 1990’s, Paul and Paul’s wife, Hollace Davids, had a contract with Lucasfilm to write 6 “Star Wars” sequel books for young readers. The books include “The Glove of Darth Vader,” “The Lost City of the Jedi,” 2 “Zorba the Hutt’s Revenge,” “Mission from Mount Yoda,” “Queen of the Empire” and “Prophets of the Dark Side.” These books sold about 5
million copies worldwide and were published in many languages and many editions.
Paul has also written other books that include 5 books of his paintings, which have been in many galleries, and in 2018 he had a large one-man art show at Houshang’s Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., promoted and/or reviewed in magazines such as Southwest Art, The Santa Fean and Art and Architecture. In recent years, Paul has also performed as a professional magician, after having been a member of the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood (the Magic Castle) for over 30 years.
Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Princeton University, where he won the university’s three top creative writing awards. Paul and his wife, Hollace, live in Los Angeles. Hollace served for over two decades as Sr. VP of Special Projects supervising all studio premieres for Universal Pictures, and for about 10 years as a VP at Columbia Pictures. They have two grown children. Their son, Scott M. Davids, has been a successful Hollywood editor and has served as
digital effects supervisor on many major films (credits at imdb.com). Their daughter, Jordan Duvall, has served as ad designer for NBC Television’s major TV series, with some of the ads she designed becoming major billboards.