Aclan Bates

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AFI graduate Aclan Bates is a Turkish-American film director, who divides his time between Los Angeles, California and Ankara, Turkey via various projects including an acting school and playhouse. Aclan is currently developing an incubator platform within the Performing Arts sector for emerging and established startups and entrepreneurs who work both in front of or behind the camera within the entertainment industry including film, television, screenwriting, theatre, dance, and music.

He is also a working actor/director in the National Theatre of Turkey and has an extensive stage and theater background, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for this new and exciting project.

The incubator will be based in London and will serve startups from throughout Europe and the United States, while serving as a bridge between Hollywood, London and Turkey.

Stage and Film work[edit]




  • Prime Time TV series Ferhunde Hanimlar as "Tayfun"
  • 1991–99 TRT and Private Stations Ankara, Turkey


  • 2000—2002 American Film Institute, Directing. Hollywood, California. Masters of Fine Arts. Thesis Film: Condemned
  • 1995–1999 Ankara University, Education Sciences Faculty. Education Programs & Training. Ankara, Turkey Masters of Arts. Thesis: Problems of Training Actors in Theatre Education Institutions
  • 1991–1995 Hacettepe University, Ankara National Conservatory Theatre Department Ankara, Turkey Masters of Fine Arts Emphasis in Theatre Education and Directing
  • 1987–1991 Hacettepe University, Ankara National Conservatory Theatre Department Ankara, Turkey. Bachelor of Arts



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