Author: Allison Vanore

Allison Vanore is an award-winning indie film and indie television producer born and raised in New Jersey. She resides in Los Angeles, CA and juggles projects on both coasts and anywhere in between. Recently Allison joined forces with Bernie Su and David Tochterman as Head of Production for Canvas Media Studios. Allison’s producing credits include original series: 'Vanity' (first project with Canvas), 'Producing Juliet', and 'Anyone But Me'. Recent feature producing credits include horror comedy 'Love in the Time of Monsters', starring horror legend Kane Hodder and Doug Jones and dramas 'Daddy' and '42 Seconds of Happiness', both premiering in the festival circuit this fall. Allison also wrote two episodes for the series 'The Ladies and the Gents' and directed an episode of 'SOLO: The Series' a series she also produced. Allison believes we owe it to ourselves to educate the next generation of storytellers. She taught online safety and anti-bullying to middle school students and their families throughout Los Angeles and taught Producing Independent Film at the Los Angeles Film School for two and a half years.

I had the pleasure of attending The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival April 22-24, 2016 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills for the All-Stars of Stunts Panel Discussion. The panelists were asked to come up on stage and immediately Jessie Graff (Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) leapt up onto the stage from below as if she were a real-life Supergirl. “I prefer leaping to sitting.” she said. I knew this panel was going to be amazing. Along with Jessie were fellow stunt performers Zoe Bell (Death Proof, The Hateful Eight), Angela Meryl (Kill Bill: Vol 1, Furious…

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On Day 2 of The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills I was reminded of – scratch that – educated about the history of women in the military. The first documentary I saw was a feature called Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor. This film takes us back to the beginning of the United States, to a time when you wouldn’t normally think of women serving in the military. Well that’s because they weren’t officially allowed in the military. But from day one, women have served in one way or another.…

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You’ve got an idea: An intimate look at a couple who take different paths in dealing with a major life-changing event. Or you’ve got money: You were just awarded a grant that will fund your film. Or you’ve written a script: “Wake” by Allison Vanore Or all of the above. Now what?! I get this question all the time from colleagues, friends and acquaintances. What do I do first, second, third? The Producer’s Checklist is a series of posts about those things you should at least consider as a producer to ensure your production and, most importantly, the people involved…

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 You’ve got an idea: NASA finally discovers life on another planet as the resources here are waning. Or you’ve got money: A group of investors who love science fiction just financed your first Low Budget Feature. (Congrats!) Or you’ve got a script: Your script, Last Days on Earth, won a screenwriting competition. Or all of the above. Now what?! I get this question all the time from colleagues, friends and acquaintances. What do I do first, second, third? The Producer’s Checklist is a series of posts about those things you should at least consider as a producer to ensure your…

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Every once in a while I get asked how it is to work as a female in this business.  What they are really wondering is, do I find myself passed over or treated badly by males in the film industry just because I’m a woman.  That question always takes me off-guard.  I don’t ever really think to myself as I’m working, ‘He just said that to me because I’m a woman.’ It just isn’t in the forefront of my mind.  Some might say I’m naive but I hope it’s because I’m being myself and that I’ve earned respect among my…

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