Rob Allyn

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Rob Allyn (born October 18, 1959) is an American film producer, screenwriter, media company owner and New York Times best-selling author. He is chairman and CEO of Margate House Films, based at Fox Studios in Sydney. Working with his son, director-screenwriter Conor Allyn, he co-wrote and produced Red and White,[1][2] Blood of Eagles[3] and Hearts of Freedom, along with the documentary Hungry is the Tiger.

Early career[edit]

Born in California on October 18, 1959, Allyn gained his bachelor's degree in government from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he attended the School of Foreign Service. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University and began his career as a Capitol Hill aide, PepsiCo executive speechwriter to Texas Governor Bill Clements in the early 1980s.[citation needed]

In 2004, he was appointed to the board of directors of ACE Cash Express.[4]

in year 2014, Rob Allyn was hired by Prabowo Subianto's campaign in 2014 Indonesian presidential election[5] but Rob Allyn's involvement was denied[6] by gerindra, Prabowo Subianto's political party.

Media industry[edit]

In 1983, Rob Allyn founded Allyn & Company, an advertising, public relations and political media agency based in Dallas, Austin, Phoenix and Mexico City. In 2002, Allyn sold his agency to Omnicom[7] and served for five more years as its CEO.[citation needed] During 25 years in the media industry, Allyn served as a political strategist to presidents, prime ministers, foreign governments and political parties.[8][9]

Author, novelist and TV commentator[edit]

In 2007, Rob Allyn wrote Revolution of Hope with former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Published in English and Spanish by Viking Press, the book made the New York Times Best-Sellers List.[citation needed]

Allyn was also a television commentator on Fox News and PBS. He has appeared on CNN’s Inside Politics, The O'Reilly Factor, The MacNeil-Lehrer Report and Listening to America with Bill Moyers.[citation needed]

Film and entertainment industry[edit]

In 2007, Rob Allyn founded Margate House Films in south east Asia. His first film, Red and White (2009) received strong reviews.[10][11] and won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and First Place People’s Choice Award at the Bali International Film Festival.[citation needed] The film led to two sequels, Blood of Eagles,[12] and Heart of Freedom.

Allyn also created, wrote and produced the feature documentary Hungry is the Tiger which was selected for the Rome Film Festival Asiatica Film Mediale[13] and nominated as Best Documentary at the 53rd Asia Pacific Film Festival in Taiwan and the 2010 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in the United States.[citation needed]

In 2012, Allyn co-wrote and produced Java Heat, a crime-thriller set in Indonesia about an American (played by Kellan Lutz) who teams up with a local cop (Ario Bayu) to track down an eccentric jewel-thief (played by Mickey Rourke). The film was released worldwide in mid-2013.


  1. ^ Red And White, "About the Film", 13 September 2009.
  2. ^ Peppard, Alan, The Dallas Morning News, "Movies With Rob Allyn", 30 October 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ Blood Of Eagles, "About the Film", 8 October 2009. Archived August 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Press Release
  5. ^ "Indonesia's Democracy Test". 
  6. ^ "Fadli Zon Bantah Prabowo-Hatta Sewa Konsultan Asal AS Rob Allyn". 
  7. ^ Cohen, Jeffery M., "Put Options: How To Use This Powerful Financial Tool For Profit and Protection", Page 207, 2003.
  8. ^ Romero, Simon, New York Times, "Republican Strategist Is Taking Heat for Taking Mexico as Client", 18 December 2005.
  9. ^ Sam Enriquez,"Fox Turns to Texas PR Firm to Shape Mexico's Image in US", Los Angeles Times, December 22, 2005.
  10. ^ Edwards, Russell, Variety "Red and White", 14 October 2009.
  11. ^ Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival 2010, "Red and White", 21 April 2010.
  12. ^ Kurniasari, Triwik, The Jakarta Post, "Blood, Sweat and Tears", 5 September 2010.
  13. ^ Rome Asiatic Film Mediale, "Hungry Is The Tiger", 30 October 2009.