• Joel Gallen

    Joel Gallen

    • Joel Gallen
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      Occupation Director, Producer, Screenwriter
      Years active 1990–present
      Children Max Gallen

      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.

      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. He's currently directing and executive producing two Comedy Central shows, the new series Roast Battle, and Goddamn Comedy Jam. 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 2017, Gallen will executive produce and direct the Independent Spirit Awards for the third consecutive year.

      The Comedy Central Roasts 2005-2015 Executive Producer/Director
      30th Independent Spirit Awards 2015 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 ( 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

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