Alan Poul

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Alan Poul
Born Alan Mark Poul
(1954-05-01) May 1, 1954 (age 60)[1]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Alma mater Yale University [2]
Occupation Director, producer

Alan Mark Poul (born May 1, 1954) is an American film and television producer and director.

Career[edit]

Poul[3] served as executive producer for the HBO original series, Six Feet Under, on which he made his directing debut. He directed four episodes of the series from seasons two through five.

He later directed the pilot for CBS' series Swingtown, of which he directed a total of four episodes. He also directed the 2010 CBS Films romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan, originally titled Plan B.[4]

He signed a new deal with HBO in April 2011. He is an executive producer Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom.[1] He has also directed 5 episodes of the show in the first two seasons.

Credits[edit]

Producer[edit]

Film
Television

Television director[edit]

  • Six Feet Under (2001) 4 episodes:
    • episode 2.10 "The Secret" (2002)
    • episode 3.04 "Nobody Sleeps" (2003)
    • episode 4.05 "That's My Dog" (2004)
    • episode 5.04 "Time Flies" (2005)
  • Rome (2005), 2 episodes:
  • Big Love (2006) 2 episodes:
  • Swingtown (2008) 4 episodes:
    • episode 1.01 "Pilot" (2008)
    • episode 1.02 "Love Will Find a Way" (2008)
    • episode 1.08 "Puzzlerama" (2008)
    • episode 1.13 "Take It To The Limit" (2008)
  • The Newsroom (2012–13), 5 episodes:
    • episode 1.04 "I'll Try to Fix You" (2012)
    • episode 1.09 "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate" (2012)
    • episode 2.01 "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers" (2013)
    • episode 2.05 "News Night with Will McAvoy" (2013)
    • episode 2.09 "Election Night, Part II" (2013)

Theatre[edit]

"Vagabond Stars" 1978 (lyricist) Pre-Broadway: Berkshire Theatre Festival. Starring: Lewis Stadlen, Marilyn Sokol, Robert M. Rosen aka Robert Ozn, Paul Kreppel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alan Mark Poul Biography (1954–)
  2. ^ Association of Yale Alumni lists Poul 76 as Gold Host
  3. ^ Buchanan, Kyle (December 18, 2007). "The gigolo grows up". The Advocate. Retrieved April 2, 2008. 
  4. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (February 2, 2009). "Alan Poul picks 'Plan B'". Variety. 

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