Alan is a production music executive and composer. He founded the Lalela Music production music catalog, which has enjoyed millions of broadcast performances globally. In 2017, the catalog was sold to STX Entertainment where Alan is now Senior Director of Catalog Music.
Alan has scored more than 50 films and TV shows, including Sex and the City and An American Crime, starring Ellen Page and for which Catherine Keener received an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. He is well known for his catchy, toe-tapping scores for the Real Housewives franchise, for which he has scored a total of 15 seasons. Alan’s latest project, Netflix Original movie The Most Hated Woman In America starring Melissa Leo, 2011 Academy Award winner, and directed by Tommy O’Haver, premiered on Netflix recently. Previously, his score for Gangster’s Paradise/Jerusalema was rated one of the best scores of the year in Film Music magazine.
Other work includes material for HBO, ABC, MTV, Showtime, PBS and many more. He was born in South Africa, where he was keyboard player and producer in multi-platinum selling band Mango Groove. They performed at the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, and toured extensively around the world. He also wrote African Dream, a Song of the Decade nominee. He travelled to the US as a Fulbright Scholar, and completed his MFA at USC Film School.
Roam was his first novel, published by Simon and Schuster and translated into 8 languages. It was was runner up for the Los Angeles Book Festival Best Fiction award.
Alan is a member of the Television Academy, BMI and the Production Music Association. He lives with his family in Calabasas, California.
Alan cooks a mean chili, loves Texas Hold Em poker, and giggles uncontrollably when he gets overly tired.