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Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Alyson Shelton is an award-winning screenwriter and director. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Theater as a Naomi Marfleet Distinguished Scholar and with a Certificate in Creative Writing for the Media. Alyson attended USC to get her MFA in Film and Television Production, where she received the Albert Broccoli scholarship and was one of only four directors to be selected to direct a graduate level film produced by USC and was awarded a $20,000 budget for her script, In Search of… After film school she served as an assistant to the President of Gracie Films and then moved over to be a producer on shows for the Fine Living and Food Networks. Her new feature script, Bright Side, was honored as in the script development program at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. Alyson made her feature-film directing debut with the award-winning Eve of Understanding.
Favorite Movies Touch of Evil, Blue, 8 1/2, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Say Anything, Pride and Prejudice, Godfather, Godfather II, Apocalypse Now, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, American Splendor, Baraka, Batman Begins, Bringing Up Baby, Cabaret, Casablanca, Cries and Whispers, Persona, From Here to Eternity, History of Violence, LOTR, Nghts of Cabiria, On the Waterfront, North by Northwest, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Raise the Red Lantern, Rushmore, Sideways, Singing in the Rain, Underground, Sunset Boulevard, Things Behind the Sun, When Harry Met Sally, The UP series (21UP and up), Little Miss Sunshine. And Eve of Understanding. And the people behind it!
Favorite Music Aretha Franklin, Frou Frou, Imogen Heap, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Sea Wolf, Devics, Gorilaz, The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Fleetwood Mac, Keane, Coldplay, Tori Amos, Travis, U2, R.E.M., The Killers, The Shins, Badly Drawn Boy, Dido, Beck, Modest Mouse, Paul Simon, Bebel Gilberto, Aimee Mann, John Mayer, Spoon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kelly Clarkson, Donna Summer, The Beastie Boys, Kanye West, No Doubt, The White Stripes, Kylie Minogue, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy, Welldigger's Banquet, Pawn DJ, Hank Dogs, Film School and Peter Senchuk.
Favorite Books The Namesake, Interpreter of Maladies, Brick Lane, The Color Purple, Beloved, Song of Solomon, Sula, East of Eden, The Kite Runner, Lovely Bones, Lucky, Catcher in the Rye, The Belljar, Secret History, Virgin Suicides, The Shipping News, She's Come Undone, most things by Barbara Kingslover, John Irving, The Corrections, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, As I Lay Dying, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Known World, The Shadow of the Wind, Gilead: A Novel, The Sheltering Sky, Stanley Park, The Memory Keeper's Daughter.