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William Tannen

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 08/31/1942 (78) | New York City, New York, USA

Born and raised in New York City, William "Bill" Tannen graduated from Boston University and pursued a career in advertising. He created the famous "Girl Watchers" campaign for Diet Pepsi in 1967, which won four Clio Awards, and then created his own company, Sunday Productions, to produce TV commercials. Tannen moved to Los Angeles in 1972 and continued to direct commercials all over the world, garnering five more Clios in the process. Tannen directed his first feature film, "Flashpoint," in 1984, and went on to direct numerous films, TV series and music videos, the latter including the Commodore's "Night Shift" in 1985, which won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Video. Tannen has also taught director's workshops at the EICAR International Film School in Paris, France.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Action

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Movies with William Tannen as Actor(1)

as Civil Engineer1988 Hero and the Terror

Movies with William Tannen as Crew(12)

Directing/Director2006 Night Of Terror
Directing/Director2006 Ozzie
Directing/Director2005 The Cutter
Directing/Director2004 Nobody Knows Anything!
Directing/Director1999 Love Lies Bleeding
Directing/Director1994 The Goodbye Bird
Directing/Director1994 WindRunner
Directing/Director1993 Inside Edge
Writing/Writer1991 Cover-Up
Directing/Director1988 Hero and the Terror
Directing/Director1987 Deadly Illusion
Directing/Director1984 Flashpoint

Born: Monday, 08/31 1942 (August) in New York City (current age: 78 years + 93 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Educated at: Boston University
Other names for William Tannen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"William Tannen (Regisseur)"
William Tannen frequently works together with these people:
Wayne Rogers (4x, Actor)
Chuck Norris (2x, Actor)
Larry Cohen (2x, Crew)
Michael Blodgett (2x, Actor)
David Pasquesi (2x, Actor)
Dennis Shryack (2x, Crew)
William Clark (2x, Crew)
Peter Cohen (2x, Crew)
Bruno Louchouarn (2x, Crew)
Manny Coto (1x, Crew)

Other people with this name: William Tannen (US)

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1357904, Added: 09/03/2019, Last updated: 11/12/2020