Writer/Producer Julie Allan of Kingsborough Pictures, is also President of TED Pictures. Both production companies are based in Los Angeles and Montreal.
Born in Boston to an American mother and Canadian father (writer Ted Allan), Julie has had an international upbringing and education (New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and London). Before settling behind the camera to write and produce, she performed on stage and in radio and television in Canada and England.
Julie joined Montreal’s Filmline International in 1984 as Vice-President of Development and Creative Affairs, and later became Vice-President in Charge of Production. She was responsible for developing and overseeing production and post-production for the feature film division, and for finding new projects.
She was Associate Producer, and Script and Picture Editing Consultant on the feature film ‘Bethune: The Making of a Hero’, produced by Filmline (starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren). The film was also made into a four-hour mini-series for the CBC, for which it received five Gemini nominations, including one for Best Mini-series. She was Co-Producer on the film ‘Habitat’ (starring Balthazar Getty), and ‘The Night of the Demons 3’, for Republic Pictures.
Julie’s producing credits (with Pieter Kroonenburg) include ‘The Call of the Wild’ (Rutger Hauer),’Hemoglobin’ (Rutger Hauer, Roy Dupuis), ‘For Hire’ (Rob Lowe, Joe Mantegna, Bronwen Booth), ‘Owd Bob’ (James Cromwell, Colm Meany), ‘Nico the Unicorn’ (Anne Archer, Elisha Cuthbert, Kevin Zegers), ‘Out of Control’ (Tom Conti, Sean Young), ‘Treasure Island’ (Jack Palance, Patrick Bergin), ‘To Walk With Lions’ (Richard Harris, Geraldine Chaplin, Ian Bannen), which received five Genie Nominations including one for Best Picture.
In Development: ‘The Prince of Cool’ (written by Julie Allan), the tragic story of jazz legend, singer and trumpet player Chet Baker in 1950’s Los Angeles, New York and Amsterdam. ‘Harmony’ (written by Bronwen Booth), a family picture inspired by the story of Wilma, the orphaned beluga whale of Fundy Bay and the young girl who saves her. Together they take on the Oil and Gas Company polluting the St. Lawrence River. ‘Willie The Squouse (written by Bronwen Booth), an animated and live action adaptation of the award winning book by Ted Allan, about an adorable creature, half mouse, half squirrel, who unwittingly changes people’s lives. ‘Ocean Warrior’ (written by Julie Allan and Bronwen Booth), the story of environmentalist Paul Watson, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society after being thrown out of Greenpeace. He wanted to put the illegal whaling ship the Sierra out of business once and for all. ‘Caper’ (written by Julie Allan and Bronwen Booth), adapted from the book by Lawrence Sanders. Jannie writes detective novels that aren’t selling and comes up with a plan. She’ll organize a real life robbery for inspiration and it all goes horribly array. ‘Bear Child’ (created by Boon Collins), a mini-series inspired by the life of Jerry Potts, half Scottish, half Kainai of the Blackfoot Confederation, in the 1880’s North American west. Called Bear Child by his mother’s people, he was caught between two worlds in the last decade of the North American Indigenous peoples’ way of life.