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Alan Poul


Alan Poul is an American film and television producer and director with a long and distinguished record. Among the shows on which he has served as both Executive Producer and Director are "Six Feet Under," "The Newsroom," "Tales of the City," "Swingtown," and "The Eddy." Over the course of his career he has received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Six Feet Under Producer
(2001-2005)
(2019)
The Eddy Producer
(2020)
The Newsroom Producer
(2012-2014)

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 2022 Tokyo Vice (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Yoshino (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Sometimes They Disappear (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Information Business (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Everybody Pays (2022) ... (executive producer)
- I Want It That Way (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2020 The Eddy (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Eddy (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Katarina (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Sim (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Maja (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Jude (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Tales of the City (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Three of Cups (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Rainbow Warriors (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Days of Small Surrenders (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Next Level Sh*t (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Touch o' Butch (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 MotherFatherSon (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Westworld (TV Series) (consulting producer - 7 episodes)
- Trace Decay (2016) ... (consulting producer)
- Trompe L'Oeil (2016) ... (consulting producer)
- The Adversary (2016) ... (consulting producer)
- Contrapasso (2016) ... (consulting producer)
- Dissonance Theory (2016) ... (consulting producer)
 2016 Codes of Conduct (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2014 The Newsroom (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Contempt (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Main Justice (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Run (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Perception (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 GCB (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2008 Swingtown (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Take It to the Limit (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Surprise! (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Get Down Tonight (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Running on Empty (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Swingus Interruptus (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2007 The Walker (associate producer)
  Six Feet Under (TV Series) (executive producer - 50 episodes, 2001 - 2005) (co-executive producer - 12 episodes, 2001) (associate producer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Static (2005) ... (executive producer)
- All Alone (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Ecotone (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Woman on Top (producer)
 1998 Thursday (producer)
 1998 More Tales of the City (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Los Locos (executive producer)
 1997 'Til There Was You (producer)
 1995 The Interview (producer)
 1994-1995 My So-Called Life (TV Series) (producer - 10 episodes)
- In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (1995) ... (producer)
- Weekend (1995) ... (producer)
- Betrayal (1995) ... (producer)
- Resolutions (1995) ... (producer)
- So Called Angels (1994) ... (producer)
 1993 Rock the Vote (TV Special) (producer)
 1993 Tales of the City (TV Mini Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... (producer)
 1992 The Pacific Century (TV Mini Series documentary) (producer - 10 episodes)
- The Fight for Democracy (1992) ... (producer)
- Big Business and the Ghost of Confucius (1992) ... (producer)
- Inside Japan, Inc. (1992) ... (producer)
 1992 Inside Out IV (Video) (producer)
 1992 Inside Out III (Video) (producer)
 1992 Candyman (producer - produced by)
 1992 Inside Out II (Video) (producer)
 1991 Inside Out (Video) (producer)
 1989 Black Rain (associate producer)
 1987 Light of Day (associate producer - as Alan Mark Poul)
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (associate producer - as Alan Mark Poul)
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What happens in America is if a film cannot get an R-rating, most multiplexes will not show it. HBO will show anything. They won't show hard-core sex, but there's no private entity like the MPAA that tells them what they can and cannot show. So shows like Tell Me You Love Me, for instance -- is that on here? That aired last summer in the States. It was about three couples in sex therapy. It shows... See more »

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