Alan Poul

Alan Poul is an American film and television producer and director, who is best-known for his work on the Golden Globe-award winning television drama "Six Feet Under. " In 1985, Poul earned his first film credits on ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1954

Filmography

Producer (15)

The Walker 2007 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Woman on Top 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Thursday 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

My So-Called Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer

The Interview 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Producer

Candyman 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Light of Day 1987 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Los Locos (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (9)

The Newsroom 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Perception 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The Back-Up Plan 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big C 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Swingtown 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Big Love 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Rome 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Six Feet Under 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Light of Day 1987 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Actor (4)

Woman on Top 2000 (Movie)

One of The (Actor)

Light of Day 1987 (Movie)

Cashier (Actor)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 (Movie)

American Reporter (Actor)

Witch Hunt (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Light of Day 1987 (Movie)

("You Got No Place to Go") (Song)

The Dollmaker (TV Show)

Song

Biography

Alan Poul is an American film and television producer and director, who is best-known for his work on the Golden Globe-award winning television drama "Six Feet Under. " In 1985, Poul earned his first film credits on director Paul Schrader's drama "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters," on which Poul worked as an actor and associate producer. Two years later, Poul added second unit director to his résumé on another Schrader drama, "Light of Day." Through the '90s, he built his reputation as a producer on a number of soft-core videos as well as TV shows, including the iconic teen drama series "My So-Called Life." By 2001, Poul was executive producing new HBO series "Six Feet Under," created by acclaimed "American Beauty" screenwriter Alan Ball. Poul made his directorial debut on the series, and his work earned him numerous accolades, including Emmy and Directors Guild of America Award nominations. He went on to direct two other HBO dramas, "Rome" and "Big Love." In 2008, he executive produced and directed numerous episodes of the bicentennial-set drama, "Swingtown." In 2010, Poul took his skills to the big screen, directing the Jennifer Lopez vehicle "The Back-up Plan," a romantic comedy about having a baby before meeting Mr. Right.

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