Allison Anders

Director + Screenwriter
Born Nov 16, 1954

Allison Anders is an American film and television director. Anders has directed many independent films, on which she frequently collaborates with fellow UCLA film school graduate Kurt Voss.

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  • A Complete List Of Emmy Winners
    Business Insider - Sep 23, 2013
  • Emmy Awards 2013: List Of Nominees!
    US Magazine - Sep 20, 2013
  • Creative Expression And Emdr To Deal With Trauma, Ptsd And Abuse
    Psych Central - Sep 12, 2012
  • Jewel To Play June Carter Cash In New Lifetime Movie
    GAC - Great American Country - May 07, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Allison Anders.


1954 Birth Born on November 16, 1954.


1986 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Anders got her B.A. in Motion Picture-Television from University of California Los Angeles.
1992 37 Years Old Anders' second feature, the 1992 film Gas Food Lodging, earned her a New York Film Critics Circle Award and National Society of Film Critics honors for Best New Director; and nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director. … Read More


1996 41 Years Old Anders' 1996 film, Grace of My Heart, was a musical drama executive produced by Martin Scorsese, about a songwriter (played by Illeana Douglas) and her career over several years, including work in the early 1960s in music publishing and production offices, a setting based on the Brill Building. … Read More
1999 44 Years Old In 1999, after bassist John Taylor had left Duran Duran and was beginning to launch an acting career, she and Voss co-wrote and co-directed Sugar Town, about the Los Angeles film and music industry. … Read More
2001 46 Years Old Her 2001 autobiographical film, Things Behind the Sun, deals with the long-term aftermath of rape. … Read More


2012 57 Years Old Anders' 2012 film, Strutter, co-directed with Voss, completed a loose trilogy of films about Southern California musicians that began with Border Radio and Sugar Town. … Read More
In 2013, Anders released the Lifetime-produced TV movie Ring of Fire, a June Carter Cash biopic that featured the musician Jewel. … Read More
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