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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,
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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