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Alan Mark Poul (born May 1, 1954) is an American film and television producer and director.

Alan Poul
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Alan Mark Poul

(1954-05-01) May 1, 1954 (age 65)[1]
Alma materYale University [2]
OccupationDirector, producer


Poul[3] served as executive producer for the HBO original series, Six Feet Under, on which he made his directing debut. He directed four episodes of the series from seasons two through five.

He later directed the pilot for CBS' series Swingtown, of which he directed a total of four episodes. He also directed the 2010 CBS Films romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan, originally titled Plan B.[4]

He signed a new deal with HBO in April 2011. He was an executive producer Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom.[5] He has also directed five episodes of the show in the first two seasons.




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"Vagabond Stars" 1978 (lyricist) Pre-Broadway: Berkshire Theatre Festival. Starring: Lewis Stadlen, Marilyn Sokol, Robert M. Rosen aka Robert Ozn, Paul Kreppel


  1. ^ a b Alan Mark Poul Biography (1954–)
  2. ^ Association of Yale Alumni lists Poul 76 as Gold Host
  3. ^ Buchanan, Kyle (December 18, 2007). "The gigolo grows up". The Advocate. Retrieved April 2, 2008.
  4. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (February 2, 2009). "Alan Poul picks 'Plan B'". Variety.
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