Allison Anders
Director, screenwriter
Allison Anders
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 - over 3 years
That's a wrap on the 65th annual Emmy awards. With Neil Patrick Harris hosting, "Breaking Bad" received a top honor, Michael Douglas won for best acceptance speech, and "The Colbert Report" nabbed its first win for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. But there were a lot of other big winners, too. See who took home the gold (via The Wrap): Outstanding Drama Series "Breaking Bad" WINNER "Downton Abbey" "Game of Thrones" "House of Cards" "Homeland" "Mad Men" Outstanding Comedy Series "30 Rock" "The Big Bang" "Girls" "Louie" "Modern Family" WINNER "Veep" Outstanding Miniseries or Movie "American Horror Story" "Behind the Candelabra" WINNER "The Bible" "Phil Spector" "Political Animals" "Top of the Lake" Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade’s End" Michael Douglas, "Behind The Candelabra" WINNER Matt Damon, "Behind The Candelabra" Toby Jones, "The Girl" Al Pacino, "Phil Spector" Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseri ...
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Emmy Awards 2013: List of Nominees!
US Magazine - over 3 years
Who will win an Emmy this year? The countdown begins as Neil Patrick Harris gears up to host the 2013 Emmy Awards live on Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS. Nominations for the star-studded event were first announced on July 18 by Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and the first-time host at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.   PHOTOS: Emmy Awards -- best dressed stars of all time Notable nominations for this year's big award show include House of Cards star Kevin Spacey earning an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nod and Arrested Development's Jason Bateman nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Jeff Daniels earned his first Emmy nomination for The Newsroom and Scandal's Kerry Washington, House of Cards' Robin Wright and Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga earned their first lead actress nomination. Full a refresher on nominations, check out the full list below before the big night: Outstanding Comedy Series ...
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Creative Expression and EMDR to Deal With Trauma, PTSD and Abuse
Psych Central - over 4 years
“I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that sort of implanted in me. Somehow I felt not worthy.” Halle Berry was commenting in an interview about what motivates her to support and work with an organization that helps women who escape violent homes. She recalls being terrified that her violent father, who physically abused her mother, would turn on her. One of the consequences for many people who suffer abuse and trauma is a corrosion of their self esteem. Recovering can be a long, even ongoing process. Berry explained, “Before I’m ‘Halle Berry,’ I’m little Halle…a little girl growing in this environment that damaged me…I’ve spent my adult life trying to really heal from that.” She commented about acting in her intense movie “Gothika” (2003): “Although physically I would feel exhausted and tired, my back would hurt, my arms would hurt and my feet would be raw from running through all the stuff, there was still something about it that f ...
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Jewel to Play June Carter Cash in New Lifetime Movie
GAC - Great American Country - almost 5 years
Photo credit: Hand Out/Todd Wawrychuk/Feature Photo Service Jewel has signed on to play June Carter Cash in Lifetime’s original movie, The June Carter Cash Story (working title). The movie will be based on John Carter Cash’s narrative of his mother’s life, Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash and will tell June’s story, from her early beginnings up through her marriage to Johnny Cash. The June Carter Cash Story was written by Richard Friedenberg and will be directed by Allison Anders. Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch and John Carter Cash will executive produce. Filming will begin early this summer in Atlanta and the movie is slated to premiere later this year. “Many people know about the legendary love story of Johnny and June,” Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks, said. “But June Carter Cash has her own epic journey filled with triumphs, tragedies, loves and losses.  This movie will explore all aspects of the woman behi ...
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Jewel to Play June Carter Cash in Lifetime TV Movie
Misformusic - almost 5 years
Filed under: Country News, Movies Matthew Imaging, WireImage.com Singer, actress and author Jewel has been signed on to portray late country legend June Carter Cash in a biopic for the Lifetime network. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the fim is based on "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash," the memoir written by John Carter Cash, June's son with the late Johnny Cash. The film will be directed by Allison Anders, whose credits include the music-themed films "Grace of My Heart" and "Things Behind the Sun." John Carter Cash will serve as one of the project's executive producers. Actor Matt Ross ("American Horror Story") will play Johnny Cash in the story which will trace June's life from her Virginia childhood and charts her rise to fame as a popular performer and comedienne. The film will also detail her turbulent relationship Man in Black and her efforts to help him battle substance abuse. In "Walk the Line," the 2005 feature film about the coup ...
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This Singer Will Play June Carter Cash On LifeTime
Business Insider - almost 5 years
Lifetime has tabbed Jewel to play the title role in "The June Carter Cash Story." Telepic is based on John Carter Cash's book of his mother's life, "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash." Richard Friedenberg will write the screenplay, and indie film director Allison Anders is set to direct. John Carter Cash will exec produce with Steven Michaels and Jonathan Koch. Asylum Entertainment is producing. Production will begin this summer in Atlanta, with the film scheduled to debut later in the year. Story details Carter Cash's early childhood in rural Virginia to her relationship with music icon Johnny Cash. Jewel released her country music debut album, "Perfectly Clear," in 2008. Her most recent album is 2011's "The Merry Goes Round." Click here for more articles on Variety.com. Please follow The Wire on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
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A monthly music column by Bill Colrus - Nooga.com
Google News - over 5 years
Not only has Moore built a healthy underground following, he has also attracted a number of well-known fans, including Ariel Pink, Guided by Voices, Don Fleming, Allison Anders, Jad Fair, The Residents, Dr. Dog, Mike Watt, Dave Gregory of XTC,
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The Brill Building Sound - Paste Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... and produced by Leiber and partner Mike Stoller with Spector's input: It's as Allison Anders—director of the film Grace of My Heart, about the Brill Building Sound—told me recently, “They produced the only real standards as far as I'm concerned
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Grace of My Heart – TV-Tipp der Woche - kino-zeit.de
Google News - over 5 years
Die fiktive Biographie einer ungewöhnlichen Liedschreiberin und Sängerin hat der US-amerikanische Filmemacher Allison Anders inszeniert, doch die Lebensgeschichte der Edna Buxton alias Denise Waverly erinnert in einigen Aspekten durchaus an jene der
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TÉLÉ TÊTUE: Michelle Rodriguez, Aretha Franklin, les footballeuses françaises... - TÊTU
Google News - over 5 years
Le film d'Allison Anders chauffera la salle en attendant l'arrivée de la reine Aretha Franklin, qui entrera en piste à partir de 22h35: Arte retransmet un concert qu'elle avait donné à Amsterdam en 1968, au sommet de sa gloire. Avec sa puissante voix,
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Don Cheadle: 'Acting can be such a grind' - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
He made 11 movies in 2000-01, including Mission to Mars for Brian De Palma, Out of Sight and Ocean's Eleven for Steven Soderbergh, the demented heist thriller Swordfish, and smaller movies such as Allison Anders's Things Behind the Sun and Manic,
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Monster Movie: Bob Forrest Talks Rock and Rehab - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
Bob and the Monster, a film documenting his journey from on-stage savage to off-stage savior premieres tonight as part of Allison Anders' “Don't Knock the Rock” film festival at the silent Movie Theatre. Forrest will be there for a discussion and live
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Monster Movie: Bob Forrest Talks Rock and Rehab - LA Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bob and The Monster, a film documenting his journey from on-stage savage to off-stage savior premieres tonight as part of Allison Anders' "Don't Knock The Rock" film festival at the Silent Movie Theatre. Forrest will be there for a discussion and live
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La Mirada Presents CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' 7/10 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Her feature film work includes, Garry Marshall's "Valentines's Day," "The Other Sister," "Dear God," "Grace Of My Heart" (produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Allison Anders), Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard," and "Sour Grapes" written and
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Palm Springs Long on Shorts - TheWrap
Google News - over 5 years
Others seen in the desert included Sharon Badal (Tribeca Film Festival), Andrew Crane (American Cinematheque), Ben Kramer (CAA), and jurist Allison Anders (Director, “Mi Vida Loca”). The fest, continuing through Monday, screens 331 shorts over its
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FILM THREAT: APRIL 1996, NUMBER 27, VOL. 2 - Film Threat
Google News - over 5 years
Rumored to be Henry Rollins' favorite issue of Film Threat, this edition takes a historically in-depth look at Apocalypse Now and talks to Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, Terry Gilliam and the Coen Brothers… If you're reading on your mobile device,
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Guest Post: The UCLA Festival of New Creative Work by Amy French - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The Alumni of the Year was writer/director Allison Anders, the Contribution to Animation Award was given to veteran voice over actor June Foray, the Champion Spirit Award was presented to DreamWorks co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider, and the Director
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More great jobs at - Worcester Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by Allison Anders. “Doctor Who” (9 pm, midnight, 3 am and 5 am, BBCA) The Doctor tries to raise an army and calls in favors from allies spread across the cosmos while River Song has something to tell him. “McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice” (10 pm and
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Exclusive Interview: Brigid Brannagh Opens Up About A CRUSH ON YOU and ARMY WIVES - Daemon's TV
Google News - over 5 years
Brigid Brannagh: Allison Anders directed it who I think is amazing. She's just really a delight. I think she really had an ease with it and didn't push it which I appreciate. She wasn't heavy handed about it, where sometimes you push the laughter too
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Palm Springs ShortFest to Feature Hollywood Insiders Playing Themselves - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Allison Anders, Effie T. Brown and Kirsten Smith will serve on the ShortFest jury, which will award a total of $118800 in prizes, including $14000 in cash awards. The fest is also launching a ShortFest Online Film Festival, which will play ten films on
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Allison Anders
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 58
    In 2013, Anders bid on and won a rock and roll record collection formerly owned by the actress Greta Garbo.
    More Details Hide Details She created a website called "Greta's Records" to curate and share the collection of 50 records. Anders counts filmmaker Wim Wenders as a mentor. She started as a fan, sending him letters and music, and Wenders eventually responded. Anders said that she created a faux grant that she "won" so that she and at least one other friend could study under Wenders on location for his film Paris, Texas. They have been friends for over 30 years. In 2003, Anders became a Distinguished Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she teaches in the Film And Media Studies Department one quarter each year. She has taught coursed on topics including autobiographic writing, rock and roll films, and music supervision. Anders has three children. Her two daughters are Tiffany Anders, a musician and music supervisor, and Devon Anders. Her son, Ruben Goodbear Anders, was fostered (and eventually adopted) by the Anders family for three years after the death of his mother, Nica Rogers, who appeared in Mi Vida Loca. Tiffany was named after the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
    In 2013, Anders interviewed 94-year-old actress and Hollywood legend Marge Champion, who appeared at a 2013 Hollywood film festival screening of 1968 cult film The Swimmer, which starred Burt Lancaster. The interview was featured among behind-the-scenes supplementary material on a 2014 Blu-ray/DVD release of the film by Grindhouse Releasing/Box Office Spectaculars Blu-ray/DVD restoration of the film.
    More Details Hide Details Anders and her musician daughter, Tiffany Anders, started the Don't Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival in 2003 in Los Angeles. In 2006, she appeared in the road-trip documentary Wanderlust. Anders has also contributed to the web series Trailers from Hell.
    In 2013, Anders released the Lifetime-produced TV movie Ring of Fire, a June Carter Cash biopic that featured the musician Jewel.
    More Details Hide Details The film was inspired by John Carter Cash's book, Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash. Anders began directing shows for broadcast and cable television in 1999, including several episodes in the second and third seasons of Sex and the City, as well as episodes of Grosse Pointe, Cold Case, The L Word, Men In Trees, The Mentalist, and What About Brian? In 2011, she directed an episode of the John Wells production, Southland, which involved a car chase scene. Anders directed an episode of Turn: Washington's Spies, which was especially interesting to her because she has distant relatives on both sides of her family who were spies for George Washington.
  • 2012
    Age 57
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A black-and-white road picture, the film featured Luanna Anders from Border Radio, a scene in the motel room where Gram Parsons died, and a score with music by Ariel Pink and J Mascis. The film was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 46
    Her 2001 autobiographical film, Things Behind the Sun, deals with the long-term aftermath of rape.
    More Details Hide Details It was released on the Showtime cable TV network. The film earned an Emmy nomination for actor Don Cheadle as Best Supporting Actor; and three Independent Spirit Award nominations: Cheadle for Best Supporting Actor, Kim Dickens for Best Actress, and Best Film. Anders and co-writer Kurt Voss also received a nomination for an Edgar Award. The film was awarded the SHINE Award as well as the Peabody Award. Things Behind the Sun was inspired by an experience Anders had in 1967 when she was raped by group of boys. Anders actually shot some of the film in the same location in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where the gang rape occurred.
  • 1999
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film starred several musical friends of Anders', including Taylor, X singer John Doe, Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp, and singer/actor Michael Des Barres. Sugar Town followed the interconnected lives of a handful of power brokers, wanna-bes and has-beens. Gwen (played by Jade Gordon), a self-centered would-be rock star, is working as an assistant to production designer Liz (Ally Sheedy); when Gwen discovers Liz has a date with a music producer (Larry Klein), any loyalty she has to her boss disappears. The film received two Independent Spirit Award nominations, for Best Film and Best Newcomer (Jade Gordon). The film also won Anders and Voss the Fantasporto award for Best Screenplay.
  • 1996
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This, marriage to a songwriting partner and her emergence as a singer-songwriter in the 1970s are among elements paralleling the career of Carole King, but the film is neither a biography nor entirely fiction. The original soundtrack features new songs written in various styles of the era. Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach had their first collaboration composing a song for the film, "God Give Me Strength," and were nominated for a Grammy Award. In the late 1980s, Anders had become friends with members of pop group Duran Duran, and frequently inserted small references to the band in her films (character names, posters on walls, and so on).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Actress Fairuza Balk won a Spirit Award for her role in the film. The film also won the Deauville Film Festival Critics Award and was also nominated for the Golden Bear at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival. Gas Food Lodging is a coming-of-age story about a truck stop waitress and her two daughters, three vibrant, restless women in an isolated Western town. The screenplay was loosely adapted by Anders from the novel Don't Look and It Won't Hurt by Richard Peck. Her next film, Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life), was about girl gangs in the poor Hispanic Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, where Anders lived. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, and saw wide release in 1994. The story features a female perspective on growing up in the inner city.
  • 1986
    Age 31
    In 1986, Anders won a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award for a script called Lost Highway that she wrote about her father.
    More Details Hide Details She said that after writing the script she shared it with her father, and was able to have a relationship with him again. Anders' first film, the punk music-heavy Border Radio, was co-written and co-directed with Kurt Voss and Dean Lent and was made while they were at UCLA. It was nominated for Best Feature of 1988 by the Independent Feature Project for Best First Feature. The film told the story of three musicians who stole money owed to them from a job and then fled to Mexico. The story is set amid the Los Angeles punk-rock scene of the 1980s. With a $2,000 contribution from actor Vic Tayback and loans from Voss's parents to fund the film, the filmmakers made up for the small budget by using local locations and casting performers they knew. For the starring role, they cast Anders' sister, Luanna Anders, and musician Chris D., as the leading man, as well as Anders' daughter, Devon Anders, who played Luanna's daughter in the film. Violating UCLA policy, the filmmakers cut the film at night in the school's editing bays, while Anders' two young daughters slept on the floor. In 2007, Border Radio was given a special release on DVD as part of the Criterion Collection and was lauded as groundbreaking independent cinema.
    In 1986, Anders got her B.A. in Motion Picture-Television from University of California Los Angeles.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on November 16, 1954.
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