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Derek M. Allen


Born and raised in same metro area as Goldie Hawn, Sandra Bullock, Marvin Gaye, Martin Lawrence, Samuel L. Jackson and J. Edgar Hoover See more trivia »
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NBC 75th Anniversary Special
Witness to Jonestown
Witness to Jonestown Cinematographer
Prince! Behind the Symbol
Prince! Behind the Symbol Cinematographer
BET Awards 2016
BET Awards 2016 Cinematographer


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 2016 BET Awards 2016 (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2014 Huffpost Live (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Plugging Into Virtual Reality as Therapy (2014) ... (director of photography)
 2012 Sneakas Animal Pharm (Short) (director of photography)
 2011 Prince! Behind the Symbol (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 2009 City Limits Fishing (TV Series) (director of photography)
 2009 MSNBC Morning Blend (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 July 2009 (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Episode dated 4 February 2009 (2009) ... (director of photography)
 2009 Songs of our Success (TV Short) (director of photography)
 2008 Witness to Jonestown (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 2008 NBC Super Channel Promo (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 May 2008 (2008) ... (director of photography)
 2008 Can You Hear Me Now: The Evolution of Gospel Music (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 2002 NBC's Funniest Outtakes (TV Special) (director of photography)
 2002 NBC 75th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (director of photography)
 2001 NBC: Fritz's Holiday Lights (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1998 One World (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Marci's Job (1998) ... (director of photography)
- What's in a Name? (1998) ... (director of photography)
 1998 All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling (TV Special) (director of photography)
 1996 He's My Rock (Short) (director of photography)
 1996 America's Black Forum (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 April 1996 (1996) ... (director of photography)
 1994 The Odyssey (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Someplace Like Home (1994) ... (director of photography)
 1993 Rush Limbaugh (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 November 1993 (1993) ... (director of photography)
 1989 Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1986-1988 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) (director of photography - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 November 1988 (1988) ... (director of photography)
- Episode dated 19 February 1988 (1988) ... (director of photography)
- Episode dated 13 November 1987 (1987) ... (director of photography)
- Episode dated 14 November 1986 (1986) ... (director of photography)
- Episode dated 17 October 1986 (1986) ... (director of photography)
 1988 Jackie Robinson: An American Journey (TV Short documentary) (director of photography)
 1988 Channel 99 (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1985 Hunter (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Guilty (1985) ... (director of photography)
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