Canadian composer and songwriter Paul Zaza started out as a classically trained pianist. Zaza has a degree from the prestigious Toronto Conservatory of Music. Moreover, Paul played bass in a Canadian touring company production of the hit musical "Hair" and toured with the The 5th Dimension in the 1970s. Zaza first began doing film scores in the late '70s. Read more... and science fiction (The Vindicator (1986), The Pink Chiquitas (1987)). Paul frequently collaborated with director Robert Clark: Among the Clark movies he composed the scores for are Murder by Decree (1979) (Zaza won the Genie Award for Best Music Score for his terrific score on this particular picture), the first two uproariously raunchy "Porky's" flicks, the delightful A Christmas Story (1983), Turk 182! (1985), From the Hip (1987), and both Baby Geniuses (1999) films. In addition, Zaza has supplied chillingly effective scores throughout the years for such horror features as Prom Night (1980) (he also composed the music for the sequels), Ghostkeeper (1981), My Bloody Valentine (1981) (this is perhaps Paul's single most spooky and melodic horror film score to date), Curtains (1983), The Brain (1988), Popcorn (1991), The Club (1994), and The Dark (1993). Paul also did the theme music for the long-running Nickelodeon children's TV series Mr. Wizard's World (1983). Besides a Genie Award, Zaza has received fourteen SOCAN Awards as well. Paul Zaza has his own state-of-the-art studio called Zaza Sound Productions Ltd.