Executive Producer, Director
81st Annual Academy Awards (TV movie) - Director (segment "In Memoriam"), Segment Director (segment "In Memoriam"); The Kiss
As an award winning Production and Marketing Executive in the entertainment industry, Allen Haines has led the creative direction of over 400 movie and television marketing campaigns for every major Hollywood motion picture studio and television network. From STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE to EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, Allen has been involved in marketing some of the most successful entertainment productions of all time.
As an original content producer, Allen's credits include 32 music videos for such artists as CARLOS SANTANA, THE FOO FIGHTERS, and LIMP BIZKIT (one of which won the 2000 MTV Music Video Award for "Best Rock Video"), worldwide TV commercials for VOLKSWAGEN, GILLETTE, BUDWEISER, and HYUNDAI, THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BLUE ANGELS (documentary), the feature films QUANTUM PROJECT (staring John Cleese and Stephen Dorff), and THE THREE JANES (starring John Glover, Michael Murphy, and Gail O'Grady), as well as the short films FRANK'S WILD YEARS, TYING UP LOOSE ENDS IN LAS VEGAS, and THE KISS (which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival).
As a director, Allen's experience spans movie teaser/trailers, television shows, TV promos, commercials, documentaries, and corporate presentations. Recently he Executive Produced and Directed the highly acclaimed syndicated television series' OFF TOPIC for CNN and CONVERSATIONS WITH CARLOS WATSON for Hearst/Argyle Television. In 2009, Allen was tapped to Produce and Direct the "In Memoriam" segment for the 81ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS telecast on ABC.
Currently, Allen serves as CEO of GILT EDGE PICTURES, a premier, boutique creative agency. With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Gilt Edge services a variety of production needs on both coasts for clients including SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, IMG, 20TH TELEVISION, CNN, HEARST/ARGYLE, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, and WARNER BROTHERS, to name just a few.
Mr. Haines is a member of the ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES.
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