Martin Shapiro is an award-winning screenwriter and producer. He created the horror comic book series Chopper published by Asylum Press and sold the movie rights to it. His action-thriller screenplay Lair of the Fox was optioned by Ilya Salkind (Producer of Superman). Mr. Shapiro has written and developed projects for MGM, HBO and numerous production companies including an adaptation of Dragonlance, the New York Times bestselling series of fantasy novels with sales of 22 million copies worldwide, and the role-playing game Millennium’s End. He received his Master’s Degree in Screenwriting from UCLA. While in the program, he won the prestigious UCLA Showcase award for his war drama Crossfire. Prior to entering the film business, he served for seven years in the U.S. Air Force.