Alan Ball is an American writer, director and producer who is known for writing the acclaimed film American Beauty and creating the HBO series True Blood starring Anna Paquin. He also wrote the films Towelhead and Uncle Frank. He also created Here and Now, Six Feet Under and Banshee. He won awards for American Beauty and True Blood.
Ball broke into television as a writer and story editor on the situation comedies Grace Under Fire and Cybill.
Ball has written three films, American Beauty (1999), Towelhead (2007) and Uncle Frank (2020), the latter of which he also produced and directed. He is also the creator, writer and executive producer of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under and True Blood. Ball was the showrunner for True Blood for its first five seasons.
In 2010 Ball began work on a television adaptation of the crime noir novel The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston, to be titled All Signs of Death. In December 2010, after several months of pre-production, HBO cancelled production on the project.
Ball was also one of the executive producers of the Cinemax series Banshee.
In July 2016, it was announced that Ball’s family drama Here and Now had been ordered to series by HBO. Starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, the show was cancelled in April 2018 after one ten-episode season.
Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.
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AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)
Screenplay by Alan Ball – Read the screenplay!
Directed and Screenplay by Alan Ball – Read the screenplay!
UNCLE FRANK (2020)
Directed and Screenplay by Alan Ball – WILL POST ONCE AVAILABLE!