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IN 2002 ALLEN WAS COMMISSIONED BY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX to create and develop The True Adventures of Gent Langley for Titanic producer Jon Landau and James Cameron's company, Lightstorm. The True Adventures of Gent Langley was created from a self-published pulp fiction magazine. In 2001, Allen sold, as a pitch to Pixar, an ‘untitled’ animated feature film.

In 2000 Allen signed an exclusive two year development deal to create and develop numerous television shows and specials for Fox Television Studios. In the same year, he sold Fly Spy, a half-hour children's comedy to Fox Family.

In 1999, Allen was hired by Universal/Jersey Pictures/Danny Devito, to develop and write The Studman Brothers, a big budget/special effects driven comedy feature film. In the same year, his half hour comedy entitled Numbskulls was sold to Viacom/Comedy Central.

In 1997, Allen's one hour television drama Neuvo Mondo was sold to Warner Bros. Television.

In 1996, Allen sold the comedy feature film Learning to Fly as a pitch to Universal. On the same day the the project was also pitched to Warner Bros. and Dreamworks. By day’s end, Universal made a pre-emptive bid taking the project off the market. Also in 1996, Allen’s original comedy feature film Low Lifes was optioned by Columbia/Barry Josephson/Fried Films. He was subsequently hired by Columbia to develop and write an ‘untitled’ action thriller.

Studio Eight will be lead producers in Allen’s Russian in Five Easy Lessons



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