Joel Gallen is an American television and film director, producer, screenwriter, and founder and president of Tenth Planet Productions. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and currently serves on the University's prestigious Harrington School of Communication and Media Executive Advisory Board.
|Occupation||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
Gallen has produced and directed many live television events and has won numerous awards, including an Emmy, Peabody, PGA and DGA award for producing and directing America: A Tribute to Heroes immediately following the 9/11 attacks. He has executive produced and directed the last thirteen Comedy Central Roasts, including the most recent roast of Rob Lowe. Gallen has directed and produced 17 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies between 1993 and 2014, and executive produced and directed the multiple Emmy winning 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden in 2009. From 2007 through 2010, Gallen was the executive producer and director of CNN Heroes. Gallen executive produced and directed the Stand Up to Cancer live multi-network broadcasts in 2012 and 2014. The 2014 broadcast raised more than 100 million dollars for new clinical trials. He also produced and directed The Concert for Valor for HBO in November 2014 held on the Mall in Washington, D.C. In 2018, Gallen will executive produce and direct the Independent Spirit Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
Gallen was the executive producer of two prime-time reality-competition series: The Sing-Off, an a cappella competition series for NBC for 3 seasons (2009–11); and America’s Best Dance Crew, a dance competition series for MTV for 7 seasons (2008-2012). More recently, Gallen executive produced and directed 8 episodes of The Comedy Jam for Comedy Central (2017), and also 8 one hours of Roast Battle (2016–17).
Gallen was an executive at MTV in the early 90's where he created and produced a number of popular shows and specials including the MTV Movie Awards. He went on to produce 14 of the first 15 MTV Movie Awards shows between 1992 and 2006. Gallen conceived and directed many of the Movie Award short comedic films during that period that featured Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon and Vince Vaughn.
Gallen produced a short film for Zoolander while producing the VH-1 Fashion Awards in the late 1990s and executive produced the movie for Paramount in 2001. He directed the hit comedy Not Another Teen Movie for Sony Pictures that same year.
Gallen lives in Los Angeles with his 13-year-old son Max.
|Dixie Chicks MMXVII (Blu-ray) 2017||Executive Producer|
|The Comedy Jam 2017||Executive Producer/Director|
|Roast Battle 2016-2017||Executive Producer/Director|
|The Comedy Central Roasts 2005-||Executive Producer/Director|
|Pete Davidson: SMD 2016||Executive Producer/Director|
|Independent Spirit Awards (IFC) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018||Executive Producer/Director|
|The Concert for Valor (HBO) 2014||Executive Producer/Director|
|Stand Up To Cancer (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, and 30 other networks) 2012, 2014||Executive Producer/Director|
|The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO) 2002-2014||Executive Producer/Director|
|The Howard Stern Birthday Bash (HowardStern.com) 2014||Executive Producer/Director|
|The Big Live Comedy Show (YouTube) 2013||Executive Producer/Director|
|America's Best Dance Crew (MTV) 2008-2012 (7 Seasons)||Executive Producer|
|The Sing-Off (NBC) 2009-2011 (3 Seasons)||Executive Producer|
|Give It Up For Greg Giraldo (Comedy Central) 2011||Executive Producer|
|Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (60 networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MTV, HBO) 2010||Executive Producer/Director|
|25th Anniversary Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (HBO) 2009||Executive Producer/Director|
|CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (CNN) 2007-2009||Executive Producer/Director|
|Celebrity Rap Superstar (MTV) 2007||Executive Producer|
|Last Laugh (Comedy Central) 2004 - 2007||Executive Producer/Director|
|Not Another High School Show Pilot (Comedy Central) 2006||Executive Producer/Director|
|MTV Movie Awards (MTV) 1992-93, 1995-2006||Creator/Executive Producer/Short Films Director|
|Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour (Comedy Central) 2005||Executive Producer/Director|
|Save the Music (VH1) 2005||Executive Producer/Director|
|Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) 2005||Executive Producer/Director|
|Chris Rock: Never Scared (HBO) 2004 (Emmy Nominated)||Executive Producer/Director|
|The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour (ABC) 2004||Executive Producer|
|Countdown to Oscars 2004 (ABC) 2004||Producer|
|NFL Kickoff Live (ABC) 2003||Executive Producer/Director|
|Pepsi SMASH (WB) Summer 2003 and 2004 (2 Seasons)||Executive Producer/Director|
|Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (HBO) 2003||Executive Producer/Director|
|Super Bowl XXXVII Half-Time Show (ABC) 2003||Producer/Director|
|An Evening with the Dixie Chicks (NBC) 2002||Producer/Director|
|NFL Friday Night Super Bowl Bash (CBS) 2002||Producer/Director|
|Not Another Teen Movie (Columbia Pictures and Original Film) 2001||Director|
|The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (ABC) 2001||Producer/Director|
|Zoolander (Paramount Pictures and Red Hour Productions) 2001||Executive Producer|
|America: A Tribute to Heroes (39 networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO) 2001||Executive Producer/Director|
|A Very Special Christmas from Washington D.C. (TNT) 2000||Producer/Director|
|Dixie Chicks On The Fly (NBC) 2000||Producer/Director|
|Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (HBO) 2000 (Emmy Nominated)||Producer/Director|
|The Experience Music Project (MTV & VH1) 2000||Producer|
|A Supernatural Evening with Santana (FOX) 2000 (Emmy Nominated)||Producer/Director|
|72nd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show (ABC) 2000||Producer|
|Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special (FOX) 1999||Producer/Director|
|Concert of the Century: Save the Music (VH1) 1999||Producer/Director|
|Paul McCartney & Friends: PETA's Millennium Concert (VH1) 1999||Producer/Director|
|Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert (VH1 & Warner Bros. Home Video) 1999||Producer/Director|
|The VH1 Fashion Awards (VH1) 1996-98||Producer/Director|
|A Very Special Christmas from Washington D.C. (TNT) 1998||Producer/Director|
|The MTV Video Music Awards (MTV) 1998||Producer/Director: Ben Stiller short films|
|The Jenny McCarthy Show (MTV) 1997||Executive Producer/Director|
|The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (MTV & VH1) 1993-1997||Producer/Director|
|The MTV Video Music Awards (MTV) 1989-1993||Producer|
- "Nick Kroll & John Mulaney Back For More At Spirit Awards". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
- "'The Sing-Off' Season 3: Meet the 16 A Capella Groups". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
- America's Best Dance Crew (TV Series 2008– ), retrieved 2018-02-20
- Petski, Denise (2016-10-12). "'The Comedy Jam' Ordered To Series At Comedy Central". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
- "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle | Comedy Central Press". Comedy Central Press. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
- MTV Movie Awards
- "Dixie Chicks - DCX MMXVI". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
- "NEW COMEDY AND MUSIC SERIES "THE COMEDY JAM" PREMIERES..." Comedy Central Press. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
- "COMEDY CENTRAL® AND JEFF ROSS ANNOUNCE CELEBRITY..." Comedy Central Press. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
- "PETE DAVIDSON'S FIRST ONE-HOUR SPECIAL "PETE DAVIDSON:..." Comedy Central Press. Retrieved 2018-03-08.