Alon Bar

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Alon Bar
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Alon Bar accepts the Banff Rockie Award[1]
Born (1966-04-02) April 2, 1966 (age 52)
Kibbutz Reshafim, Israel
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationFilmmaker screenwriter, producer, director, author
Years active1991 - present
Sigal Meyuhas (m. 1999)

Alon Bar (Hebrew: אַלּוֹן בָּר‬; born April 2, 1966 in Kibbutz Reshafim, Israel) is an Israeli-American filmmaker.

He wrote[2] the award winning[3] feature film "Aaron Cohen's Debt,".[4] which he later adapted to the award-winning American screenplay "Under Arrest".

He directed, wrote and produced the award-winning documentary film "Exodus - A journey to the mountain of God," which was the first Israeli film ever to participate a film festival in an Arab country.

He is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory with a Master Degree in screenwriting. He holds a Bachelor Degree in film and television from Tel Aviv University. He participated in SOURCES 2, the screenwriting laboratory of the European Union' Media II initiative and taught documentary filmmaking at UCLA extension.

In 1993, while still a student in Tel Aviv, he became the protégé of director David Perlov, a laureate of the Israel Prize. Following their first project, "Tel Katzir 1993," he collaborated as a researcher, writer and assistant director on four of Perlov's films.

In 1994, he produced "Video Dance Premiers 1994," a collection of videodance made for the Batsheva Dance Company.

In the early 2000s, he collaborated on the un-produced screenplay "Whiteout" with Carl Gottlieb, and wrote the un-produced screenplay "Plastic Bridges," through improvisations with a group of actors including Enrico Colantoni and Amy Pietz.

Since 2006, he is the president and co-owner with Nancy Sexton of 4881 LLC, a multifaceted platform, serving as a launch pad for creativity. Amongst others, the collaboration between Bar and Sexton created the award-winning screenplay "Type O," and the screenplays to the romantic comedy "Bonus Day" and the animation feature "Ruby", both currently (2013) in pre-production.

In 2011, he co-authored with Nancy Sexton the book "Write Your Film," a screenwriting manual exploring the two unique writing system and collaboration.

In 2018, he co-wrote with Nancy Sexton the PixL TV feature film "The Wedding Do Over" [1], a romantic comedy starring Nicole Gale Anderson and Parker Young that originally aired on Valentine's Day, Feb. 3, 2018.

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