Lebanon born Ziad “Zee” Saliba wasn’t like most children growing up. Instead of playing outside and getting into trouble, Saliba was hand scribing his own personal stories and making make-shift bindings for them. Born to write, Saliba followed his heart since childhood, turning page after page and consuming everything he learned. His friends would describe him as a “wandering scribe” which Saliba took wholly as a compliment. Saliba understands and appreciates the value of stories citing that he is primarily a screenwriter and novelist. Saliba draws a lot of his inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, H.P Lovecraft and Terry Brooks, among others.
Saliba had the opportunity to study under famed playwright Tim McNeil for several months while attending Stella Adler Academy, and after that momentous opportunity, Saliba headed east to attend the New York Film academy with a focus on screenwriting. All of Saliba’s experiences and education only ripened his views on life. Saliba worked on a pilot for an original TV-show entitled “Alternative” that showcases post-grunge era L.A. Most don’t know, but Saliba is actually a musician so his work on Alternative resonated strongly with him – so it’s no wonder this project has been his favorite so far. Saliba mentions that some future projects he is working on, such as “Clementine” which is described as being a darker romance; perhaps there is a little Edgar Allan Poe inspiration in there? As a writer, Saliba is irrevocably in love with his craft and it’s going to be a life-long project for him.
Saliba is adaptable and sincere exclaiming the he misses his home, but that L.A truly is the “City of Angels” if you know where to look. It seems that Saliba has made quite a home for himself and his craft, and there is no doubt that this wandering scribe will write his own destiny.