When Alan was 8 he and his sisters staged a production of Bye, Bye, Birdie in their basement. The thrill he got from making something and showing it to an audience was electric and never left him. To this day he’s still guided by the desire to create something that wasn’t there to begin with. His love of theater remains just as strong and he’s acquired an almost encyclopedic knowledge of all things on and off Broadway. Alan’s cinematic world was unlocked in a unique way when he became an associate producer on Paul Schrader’s seminal
Mishima due in part to his knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. That set into motion a an eclectic career as a successful producer, director, and showrunner on everything from Six Feet Under to The Newsroom and he’s been awarded an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and three Peabodys. Alan specializes in discovering the intimate nuances of relationships. In all his work he connects us to something deeply human and incredibly real. The emotion is heartfelt and we connect to his characters in a way that makes them feel like family.