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ELIZABETH ALLEN (Director) is a versatile filmmaker with a talent for capturing authentic and subversively funny performances from her actors. She is currently attached to adapt and direct Elinor Lipman's novel The Pursuit of Alice Thrift (Universal Pictures) and direct the independent film My Mother's Boyfriend (Depth of Field). Allen has written numerous screenplays, including an adaptation of Jerry Spinelli's children's book, Stargirl (Paramount Studios), an original musical, Promdress (Disney Features), and Driving While Infatuated (Fox Searchlight). Allen has directed episodes of the series Gossip Girl and Life Unexpected for the CW and will tackle that network's popular Vampire Diaries this fall.

Allen attended graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she was awarded the Jack Nicholson Directing Scholarship as the most promising director of her class, and short-listed for an International Clio Award for a spec Coca Cola commercial. Allen's 25-minute thesis film Eyeball Eddiean is an edgy, dark comedy depicting a stormy relationship between a prosthetic glass eye and the insecure boy stuck behind it. The film caught the eye of studios, leading to her feature directorial debut, Aquamarine.

A Cornell University graduate, Allen currently resides in Los Angeles and is a member of the DGA, the WGA and the Motion Picture Editors Guild.

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