JOSEPH ALLEN (Executive Producer)
is Co-Chairman, President, and Chief Operating
Officer of Brant-Allen Industries, Inc., a business
he jointly owns with Mr. Peter M. Brant. He has
over thirty years of experience with the company
and, along with Mr. Brant, is responsible for
the company's notable growth. The company owns
and operates the Bear Island Paper Company and
F.F. Soucy Inc., both low cost manufacturers of
high quality newsprint, with combined annual capacity
of 450,000 tons. Principle customers include Dow
Jones & Co., Gannett Co. and Media News Group,
In addition to "Pollock," he and Mr.
Brant recently executive produced Julian Schnabel's
"Basquiat," for Miramax Films.
Mr. Allen graduated with a B.B.A.
from the University of Michigan in 1963. He has
served on the boards of many charitable organizations
including Housing Works, which he helped found.