As a director and editor for film legends ranging from Steven Spielberg to Roger Corman, Allan has proven himself a skilled filmmaking chameleon working in narrative and documentary, in big budget and independent, in genres from comedy to drama to action to musicals and multi-screen theme park exhibits. His work as the director-editor of Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Holocaust, the first Shoah Visual History Foundation documentary to spin off from Schindler’s List, won Allan two Emmy Awards and a Peabody. His feature Intimate Stranger is Showtime’s highest rated movie and his documentaries Old Man River and Sounds of Memphis earned a combined eight best documentary film awards. His educational films, Sheldon Leoanard’s Wonderful Life, The Art of Directing: Spielberg, Hitchcock, Truffaut and the Invisible Art/Visible Artists series complement his book Celluloid Wars: Welcome to the Roger Corman School of Filmmaking, based on a journal he kept while editing and directing for the maverick producer. Allan has taught film editing as a part time lecturer at USC School of Cinematic Arts for the past ten years and is a graduate of Bennington College and the American Film Institute.