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Allison Anders

Biography

Screenwriter, movie director, and manufacturer most known on her behalf independent movies including 1992’s Gas, Meals Lodging. She was nominated for an Emmy Prize in 2013 for directing it movie Band of Fireplace about the romance between Johnny Money and June Carter. She matriculated from UCLA Film college. She experienced a mental break down and needed to be hospitalized at age 15. She’s since retrieved. Her father empty her mom and siblings when she was four years of age. She’s been friends using the music group Duran Duran, including business lead vocalist, Simon LeBon, because the 1980s.

Quick Facts


Full Name Allison Anders
Date Of Birth November 16, 1954
Place Of Birth Ashland, KY
Profession Screenwriter
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Children Tiffany Anders, Devon Anders, Ruben Goodbear Anders
Parents Bob Anders, Rachel Anders
Siblings Dominique, Luanna Anders
Awards MacArthur Fellowship
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay
Movies Border Radio, Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, Four Rooms, Grace of My Heart, Welcome to Hollywood, Sugar Town, Things Behind the Sun, American Grindhouse, The Lie, A Crush on You, Strutter, Ring of Fire, Beaches, The One Man Beatles
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Was inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing the work of Wim Wenders.
2Did not become seriously interested in film until she was in her early 20s.
3Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.
4Won a MacArthur Fellow "genius" grant in 1995.
5Mother of Tiffany Anders, Devon Anders and Ruben Anders.
6Anders was originally scheduled to direct Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) for Showtime Cable TV. She resigned from the project, however, and the film was eventually directed by Anjelica Huston.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Southland2011-2012TV Series 2 episodes
A Crush on You2011TV Movie
What About Brian2006TV Series 2 episodes
Men in Trees2006TV Series 1 episode
The L Word2006TV Series 1 episode
Cold Case2004TV Series 1 episode
In the Echo2002TV Movie
Things Behind the Sun2001
Grosse Pointe2000TV Series 2 episodes
Sex and the City1999-2000TV Series 4 episodes
Sugar Town1999
Grace of My Heart1996
Four Rooms1995segment "The Missing Ingredient"
Mi vida loca1993
Gas, Food Lodging1992
Border Radio1987
Beaches2017TV Movie filming
Time After Time2017TV Series 1 episode pre-production
Murder in the First2014-2016TV Series 6 episodes
Proof2015TV Series 1 episode
TURN: Washington's Spies2015TV Series 1 episode
The Divide2014TV Series 1 episode
Gang Related2014TV Series 1 episode
Orange Is the New Black2014TV Series 1 episode
Ring of Fire2013TV Movie
The Mentalist2013TV Series 1 episode
Strutter2012

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strutter2012
In the Echo2002TV Movie
Things Behind the Sun2001written by
Sugar Town1999written by
Grace of My Heart1996written by
Four Rooms1995written by - segment "The Missing Ingredient"
Mi vida loca1993written by
Gas, Food Lodging1992screenplay
Border Radio1987

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Believe in Unicorns2014executive producer
Rock N Roll Mamas2013Documentary executive producer
Fireflies2013/Iexecutive producer
Strutter2012producer
Until the Very Last Moment2009Short executive producer
The Pacific and Eddy2007executive producer
In the Echo2002TV Movie producer
Lover Girl1997executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Olive Thomas: Everybody's Sweetheart2003Documentary source: photographs
Paris, Texas1984production assistant

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lie2011/IAllison

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Echo2002TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Age of Reason2014special thanks
Jobriath A.D.2012Documentary special thanks
Folklore2012thanks
Hit So Hard2011Documentary thanks
Acting for Douglas Sirk: 'Written on the Wind' and 'The Tarnished Angels' Remembered2008Video documentary short special thanks
Perspectives on the American Family: Allison Anders on Douglas Sirk's 'There's Always Tomorrow'2008Video documentary short special thanks
This Is the Life2008Documentary special thanks
Death Proof2007special thanks
Madison Class of '642006Short acknowledgment: for her trust and friendship in LA
This Film Is Not Yet Rated2006Documentary the producers wish to thank
Wild Tigers I Have Known2006special thanks
Edgeplay2004Documentary special thanks
In the Shadow of Hollywood2000Documentary thanks
The Five Senses1999special thanks
Welcome to Hollywood1998special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me to Be?2014DocumentaryHerself
Allison Anders Interviews Marge Champion2014Video documentary shortHerself - Host
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Iconoclast2010DocumentaryHerself
American Grindhouse2010DocumentaryHerself - Director, Mi Vida Loca
On Profiles in Courage2009DocumentaryHerself
The One Man Beatles2009DocumentaryHerself
Tales from the Script2009DocumentaryHerself
Frank Borzage, Director2009ShortHerself
Acting for Douglas Sirk: 'Written on the Wind' and 'The Tarnished Angels' Remembered2008Video documentary shortHerself
Perspectives on the American Family: Allison Anders on Douglas Sirk's 'There's Always Tomorrow'2008Video documentary shortHerself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'Border Radio'2007Video documentary shortHerself
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
This Film Is Not Yet Rated2006DocumentaryHerself - Director of 'Gas - Food - Lodging'
In the Company of Women2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Olive Thomas: Everybody's Sweetheart2003DocumentaryHerself
Independent View2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Sundance 202002DocumentaryHerself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (uncredited)
Indie Sex: Taboos2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Welcome to Hollywood1998Herself
Women's Day: The Making of a Bill1998Documentary short
Raw Footage1997TV SeriesHerself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cinefile: Reel Women1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cinefile: Made in the USA1993TV Movie documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Spirit of Silver Lake AwardLos Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival
2001Copper Wing Tribute AwardPhoenix Film FestivalPhoenix Film Foundation Awards
2000Directors' Week AwardFantasportoBest ScreenplaySugar Town (1999)· Kurt Voss
1992Critics AwardDeauville Film FestivalGas, Food Lodging (1992)
1992Coup de Coeur LTCDeauville Film FestivalGas, Food Lodging (1992)
1992NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest New DirectorGas, Food Lodging (1992)
1986Nicholl FellowNicholl Fellowships in ScreenwritingFor "Lost Highway".

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Michael Trim
· Andrew McCarthy
· Phil Abraham
· Mark Constantine
· Jodie Foster
· Uta Briesewitz
· Matthew Penn
· S.J. Clarkson
· Jennifer Getzinger
· Daisy von Scherler Mayer
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialRing of Fire (2013)
2002EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television Feature or MiniseriesThings Behind the Sun (2001)· Kurt Voss
1996Golden SpikeValladolid International Film FestivalGrace of My Heart (1996)
1993Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorGas, Food Lodging (1992)
1993Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayGas, Food Lodging (1992)
1992Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalGas, Food Lodging (1992)
1992Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticGas, Food Lodging (1992)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureBorder Radio (1987)· Dean Lent (director)
· Kurt Voss (director)
· Marcus DeLeon (producer)


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#Quote
1"Theory is important. It breaks down the language of cinema and shows us how to create meaning." (commenting on the benefits of film school).


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