Salvador Paniagua’s option for his script But She Wasn’t Perfect was recently renewed with PixL Television where he’s adapting his feature for the network. He’s currently developing his television show Funny Brown People with Carolyn Caldera and Moctezuma Esparza’s production company Esparza Caldera Entertainment. His web series Funny Brown People was a finalist for Latino Public Broadcasting Funding. In 2017 he was invited to the second round of the Sundance|YouTube New Voices lab where he submitted Los Curanderos. His pitch for Los Curanderos screened at the American Cinematheque’s Apertura series.
Paniagua participated in Film Independent's Project:Involve Writer/Director fellowship and NALIP's Writers Lab. Paniagua’s short films have appeared in the Sacramento International Latino Film Festival and the San Diego Latino Film Festival, among others. Paniagua was a finalist for the ABC/Disney Feature Writing Fellowship Program. He also received a grant from the Mercury Latino Lens Challenge to shoot Los Tamales, a comedic and warm-hearted story about a 7-year-old boy's trek across the neighborhood which featured Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez in his debut role.
Paniagua discovered his love of cinema while an undergrad at Stanford University producing shows for the student TV station, SCBN.