Hollywoodland is the first feature film directed by Allen Coulter. He has been nominated four times for a Directors Guild of America Award, twice apiece for respective episodes of The Sopranos and Sex and the City.
The Sopranos has also earned him several Emmy Award nominations, both as the director of individual episodes and as one of the producers of the series. In the latter capacity, he shared a Golden Globe Award when the show was honored as Best TV Series [Drama]. Mr. Coulter was also an Emmy Award nominee for his direction of a Budweiser commercial, one of several he has helmed. His additional television credits include directing several installments of Millennium; episodes of Rome, Six Feet Under, Prince Street (on which he first worked with Hollywoodland director of photography Jonathan Freeman), and The X-Files; and the pilot episode of the miniseries Kingpin. Previously, he wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning short film The Hobbs Case; and directed the CableACE Award-nominated short film The Secret Life of Mary Margaret, which starred Calista Flockhart. Mr. Coulter was born and raised in Texas He began his industry career by working as a messenger for a small NYC production company.