Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 12

Birthday 1942-08-31

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1991 Cover-Up Writer

Directing

2006 Ozzie Director
2006 Night Of Terror Director
2005 The Cutter Director
2003 Nobody Knows Anything! Director
1999 Love Lies Bleeding Director
1994 WindRunner Director
1994 The Goodbye Bird Director
1993 Inside Edge Director
1988 Hero and the Terror Director
1987 Deadly Illusion Director
1984 Flashpoint Director

Acting

1988 Hero and the Terror as Civil Engineer

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