Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Allan Holzman, has enjoyed success in both the feature and documentary arenas as both director and editor. Under the tutelage of renowned producer Roger Corman, Allan honed both his directing and editing skills on groundbreaking independent movies such as BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, which he edited, and his directing debut, MUTANT, winner of the Paris International Film Festival of Science Fiction and Fantasy. After helming three action films, OUT OF CONTROL, GRUNT! THE WRESTLING MOVIE and PROGRAMMED TO KILL, Allan moved into the suspense genre with Deborah Harry on Showtime’s highest rated movie, INTIMATE STRANGER.
Seeking a change from the “B” movie world, Allan’s first adventure into documentaries, won the Governor’s Emmy for the TNT six-hour mini-series, THE NATIVE AMERICANS, which he edited and supervised. Allan’s next excursion earned him two Emmy Awards as both director and editor of Steven Spielberg's SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST. The film also earned Cable ACE and Peabody Awards.
Allan’s two recent documentary directing efforts, OLD MAN RIVER and SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS (produced by the Recording Academy) earned fifteen BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARDS. In addition, his editing on the two films was recognized with an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award and a nomination. He received a third nomination for an ACE Eddie with his work on APOLLO 11 on which he also directed second unit.
Allan is a graduate of Bennington College and The American Film Institute. He has served on the Board of Directors of American Cinema Editors for the past seven years and he teaches a graduate class in editing at USC. Bill has been a member of the professional honorary ACE.