Alan Ball

Academy and Emmy Award-winning writer/director/producer Alan Ball is among our generation’s most incisive creative voices. Born in Atlanta, Ball studied Theatre Arts at Florida State University.

In March 2000, AMERICAN BEAUTY, Ball’s first screenplay to get produced won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Read More

Ball went on to create and executive produce the groundbreaking HBO drama SIX FEET UNDER. The series ran for five seasons and received two Golden Globes, six Emmys, and an Emmy and DGA Award for Ball’s direction of the pilot.

In 2007, Ball made his feature film directorial debut with TOWELHEAD, distributed by Warner Independent Pictures.

In 2008, Ball continued his successful collaboration with HBO by creating and executive producing the series TRUE BLOOD. The series received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Drama Series, as well as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, a Producer’s Guild nomination, and a Grammy soundtrack nomination for Ball.