Monday May 20, 2013
Bruce Sallan Joins Salem-News.com's Team of WritersSalem-News.com Staff
Salem-News.com welcomes aboard a new writer with a background in Hollywood and a future in parenting.
(SALEM, Ore.) - A new writer has joined the Salem-News.com team; one who brings a fascinating and colorful past in film, and ultimately became a full time dad to two sons.
Bruce Sallan was an award-winning television executive and producer for 25 years, during which time he produced over 30 television movies, pilots and series.
He produced his first television movie at age 24 and was a Vice President at ABC at 29. "Google" him if you care for the specifics.
Along the way, Bruce worked with such actors as Ingrid Bergman, Ron Howard (before he was a director), Mickey Rourke, Ben Affleck, Denise Richards, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Hershey, and Brian Dennehey.
He wrote articles for Daily Variety and the Producers Caucus Bulletin.
Bruce became a first-time Dad, to a son, 4 days after his 40th birthday. His second son was born three years later.
When his boys were still quite young, Bruce left show biz to become a full-time Dad and to care for his ailing parents…a classic “sandwich” situation.
Sadly, shortly thereafter, his marriage ended and his wife abandoned their children, leaving the State.
Bruce found himself a full-time single Dad, in his late-forties, as well as a returning single man in the new world of cyber dating.
He began writing various blogs on the dating sites he used, as well as articles for local publications including a regular column for The Santa Monica Star about being a single Dad.
The goal of this column, for Salem-News.com, is to primarily focus on parenting issues from the Dad’s point-of-view, though often the situations are gender-neutral.
Yet, just as often they’re not and it’s Bruce’s contention that the Dad’s point-of-view is less “heard” yet equally valuable to parents.
Welcome aboard Bruce, you are an excellent addition to our sometimes offbeat but always interesting group.
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