Writer/Producer Julie Allan is co-owner and Vice-President of Kingsborough Pictures, and is 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 Story/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, and Hollywood Flies, a Canadian/Italian/UK co-production, which she co-wrote.
In pre-production for Julie: The Prince of Cool (written by Julie Allan), the story of jazz legend, singer and trumpet player Chet Baker. Forbidden City, an action/adventure film set in China in 1949, a few days before Mao’s army reaches the city of Beijing. Angel, a family picture based on the true story of Wilma, an orphan beluga whale who changes the fate of an impoverished fishing village. Also in pre-production for Julie is Willie The Squouse, a 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.
In development: The Cancer Conspiracy, a film about a small group of people filing a class action law suit against the FDA, claiming that the Medical Establishment’s monopoly refuses to consider effective alternative treatments. Treason: Ace WWII fighter pilot Captain Chris Alexander is flying over Hiroshima when he realizes what the bomb he is supposed to drop will do to innocent civilians. He refuses to obey orders. Cara Al Sol (My Face To The Sun) is a political thriller that takes place in Havana in 1961 in the days leading up to the Bay of Pigs invasion.