Alan Taylor is an award winning director, screenwriter and producer. He graduated summa cumlaude from Victoria College at the University of Toronto, received an MA in Modern European History from Columbia University and an MFA in film studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His NYU thesis film, That Burning Question, received many accolades and launched his career in film and television.Taylor has directed episodes of Homicide: Life On the Street, Oz, West Wing, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, Carnivale, Deadwood, Lost, Rome, Big Love, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Bored To Death, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. He recently directed and produced a pilot based on Roadside Picnic, the classic Russian science fiction novel by the Strugatsky Brothers. His first film, Palookaville, won the award for Best First Feature at the Venice Film Festival.Other film work includes: The Emperor’s New Clothes, Kill the Poor, Thor: The Dark World and Terminator Genisys. Taylor is currently directing The Many Saints of Newark, from a script by David Chase, creator of the Sopranos. He is also developing various projects for film and television, including a series based on the work of acclaimed science fiction author, Larry Niven, and a mini-series about an ecological disaster, set in the very near feature.Taylor resides in Brooklyn with his three children and a rescued dog named Nasa.