Gallen, Joel 1957–

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GALLEN, Joel 1957–

PERSONAL

Full name, Joel A. Gallen; born September 29, 1957, in Detroit, MI; son of Joseph Jay and Harriet (maiden name, Friedman) Gallen. Education: University of Rhode Island, B.S., 1979.


Addresses: Office—Tenth Planet Productions, 833 North La Cienega Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Benderspink, 6735 Yucca St., Hollywood, CA 90028.


Career: Producer, director, and executive. International Creative Management, New York City, agent in training, 1979–80; George Back and Associates, New York City, administrative associate, 1981; All–American Television, New York City, sales manager, 1982, director of advertising sales and program development, 1983, vice president for program development, 1984–85; Scott–Vinnedge Television, Los Angeles, producer, 1985–87; Joel Gallen Productions, Los Angeles, producer, 1987–88; Binder Entertainment, Los Angeles, producer, 1988; Propaganda Films, vice president, 1989; Music Television Network (MTV), New York City, executive producer, 1989, vice president for production, beginning 1990; Tenth Planet Productions, Los Angeles, partner.


Member: Directors Guild of America.


Awards, Honors: Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival, television comedy category, and Emmy Award nomination (with Ellen DeGeneres), outstanding variety, music, or comedy special, both 2001, for Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning; George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia, Directors Guild of America Award (with others), outstanding directorial achievement in musical/variety programming, Visionary Award, Golden Laurel awards, Producers Guild of America, Emmy Award, outstanding variety, music, or comedy special, and Emmy Award nomination (with Beth McCarthy–Miller), outstanding directing for a variety, music, or comedy program, all 2002, for America: A Tribute to Heroes; named one of the top entertainment marketers of the year, Ad Age, 2002; Alumni Award, University of Rhode Island, excellence in the arts, 2002; Emmy Award nomination (with DeGeneres), outstanding variety, music, or comedy special, 2004, for Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now; Emmy Award nomination (with Chris Rock and Michael Rotenberg), outstanding variety, music, or comedy special, 2004, for Chris Rock: Never Scared.


CREDITS

Television Director; Series:

MTV Unplugged, MTV, 1990–93.

The Jenny McCarthy Show, MTV, 1997–98.

Pepsi Smash, The WB, 2003, 2004.


Television Executive Producer; Series:

Kevin Seal: Sporting Fool, MTV, 1990–91.

MTV Unplugged, MTV, 1990–93.

Saturday Night Special, Fox, 1996.

Pepsi Smash, The WB, 2003, 2004.


Television Producer; Series:

Top of the Pops, CBS, 1987–88.

The Big Picture, MTV, c. 1989–91.

Club MTV ½ Hour Comedy Hour, MTV, 1989–91.

Get the Picture, Nickelodeon GAS, c. 1991–93.

The Jenny McCarthy Show, MTV, 1997–98.

Signs of Life, VH1, beginning 2001.


Television Director; Specials:

Top of the Pops: A Very Special Christmas, CBS, 1987.

Pauly Does Dallas (also known as Pauly Shore Does Dallas), HBO, 1993.

Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review, Fox, 1993.

Heart: The Road Home, The Disney Channel, 1995.

Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning, HBO, 2000.

(With Beth McCarthy–Miller) America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001.

Friday Night Super Bowl Bash, CBS, 2002.

Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, HBO, 2003.

2003 NFL Kickoff Concert, ABC, 2003.

Chris Rock: Never Scared, HBO, 2004.

Comedy Central's "Last Laugh '04" (also known as Last Laugh '04), Comedy Central, 2004.


Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Rock n' Jock Hoops, MTV, 1991.

Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition, MTV, 1991.

Bruce Springsteen Plugged, MTV, 1992.

Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi, MTV, 1992.

Interview director, MTV Presents Paul McCartney Up Close, MTV, 1993.

Pauly Does Dallas (also known as Pauly Shore Does Dallas), HBO, 1993.

Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review, Fox, 1993.

Heart: The Road Home, The Disney Channel, 1995.

State of the Union Undressed '95, Comedy Central, 1995.

CityKids All Star Celebration, ABC, 1996.

State of the Union: Undressed, Comedy Central, 1996.

A Very Special Christmas from Washington, DC, TNT, 1998, 2000.

The Concert of the Century for VH1 Save the Music, VH1, 1999.

Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert, VH1, 1999.

Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special, Fox, 1999.

Paul McCartney & Friends Live: PETA's Millennium Concert, VH1, 1999.

Dixie Chicks on the Fly, NBC, 2000.

(With Ellen DeGeneres) Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning, HBO, 2000.

A Supernatural Evening with Carlos Santana, Fox, 2000.

(Uncredited; with others) America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, MTV, 2001.

An Evening with the Dixie Chicks, NBC, 2002.

Friday Night Super Bowl Bash, CBS, 2002.

(With DeGeneres) Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, HBO, 2003.

Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show, ABC, 2003.

2003 NFL Kickoff Concert, ABC, 2003.

(With Chris Rock and Michael Rotenberg) Chris Rock: Never Scared, HBO, 2004.

Comedy Central's "Last Laugh '04" (also known as Last Laugh '04), Comedy Central, 2004.

The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour, ABC, 2004.


Television Producer; Specials:

(With others) A Soul Session: James Brown & Friends, Cinemax, 1987.

MTV's 10th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1991.

Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi, MTV, 1992.

MTV Presents Paul McCartney Up Close, MTV, 1993.

Rosie Perez Presents Society's Ride, HBO, 1993.

The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, HBO, 1995.

A Very Special Christmas from Washington, DC, TNT, 1998, 2000.

The Concert of the Century for VH1 Save the Music, VH1, 1999.

Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert, VH1, 1999.

Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special, Fox, 1999.

Paul McCartney & Friends Live: PETA's Millennium Concert, VH1, 1999.

Countdown to Oscar 2000, ABC, 2000.

Dixie Chicks on the Fly, NBC, 2000.

The Experience Music Project, MTV and VH1, 2000.

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Pre–Show, ABC, 2000.

A Supernatural Evening with Carlos Santana, Fox, 2000.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, MTV, 2001.

An Evening with the Dixie Chicks, NBC, 2002.

Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show, ABC, 2003.

Countdown to the Oscars 2004, ABC, 2004.


Television Director; Awards Presentations:

Segment director, The MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, annually, 1989–93.

Segment director, The MTV Movie Awards, MTV, annually, 1992–93, 1995–2005.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, VH1, annually, 1993–97, 2002–2005.

The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards, Fox, 1995.

Segment director, The VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, annually, 1996–98.


Television Executive Producer; Awards Presentations:

(With others) The MTV Movie Awards, MTV, annually, 1992–93, 1995–2005.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, VH1, annually, 1993–97, 1999, 2002–2005.

The 1994 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1994.

The 1999 ALMA Awards, 1999.


Television Producer; Awards Presentations:

The MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, annually, 1989–93.

The VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, annually, 1996–98.

The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004.


Television Producer; Pilots:

Dionne and Friends, syndicated, 1990.


Television Producer; Other:

Castaway Dick (short film broadcast on television), 2001.


Creator and executive committee member for segments of other awards presentations.


Television Director; Short Films Broadcast on Awards Presentations:

Derek Zoolander: Male Model, 1996.

Bruce Testones, Fashion Photographer, 1997.

Derek Zoolander University, 1997.

Andrew Taylor, 1998.

The Award, 1998.

Backstreet Boyz, 1998.

Fanatic, 1998.

Model Maker, 1998.

Mission: Improbable (also known as Being Tom Cruise), 2000.

Sex and the Matrix, 2000.

Jack Black: Spider–Man, 2002.

Lord of the Piercing, 2002.

Panic Room with Will Ferrell, 2002.

Charlie's Angels Ass Coordinator, 2003.

Movie Awards Reloaded, 2003.

The Pitch, 2004.


Director of other short films and music videos broadcast as segments of television specials and awards presentations.


Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Hips, Lips, & Gender Benders: MTV History of Sex, MTV, 2001.


Film Director:

Not Another Teen Movie (also known as Sex Academy), Sony Pictures Releasing, 2001.

Romantic Comedy, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2005.


Film Executive Producer:

Feed Your Head (documentary short film), Ravin' Films/Tenth Planet Productions, 1997.

Zoolander, Paramount, 2001.


RECORDINGS

Video Producer:

Deja View, four volumes, 1985–86.

(With others) "Will You Be There," Dangerous: The Short Films (also known as Michael Jackson—Dangerous: The Short Films), 1993.


Gallen's work as director and executive producer of the MTV television series MTV Unplugged can be seen in music videos created from that series.


OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Los Angeles, December, 2001.


Electronic:

Tenth Planet Productions Web Site,http://www.tenthplanet.com, February 9, 2005.

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