Paul G. Allen - Executive Producer
In 1997, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen founded Vulcan Productions, the independent film production company behind such award winning films as Hard Candy, Black Sky: The Race for Space, Far From Heaven, Titus¸ the 2001 Evolution series on PBS, and The Blues, executive produced in conjunction with Martin Scorsese and Jody Patton. Allen creates and advances world-class projects and high-impact initiatives that change and improve the way people live, learn, work and experience the world through arts, education, entertainment, sports, business and technology. He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1976, remained the company’s chief technologist until he left Microsoft in 1983, and is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc. and chairman of Charter Communications. In addition, Allen’s multibillion dollar investment portfolio includes large stakes in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Oxygen Media and more than 40 other technology, media and content companies. In 2004 Allen funded SpaceShipOne, the first privately-funded effort to successfully put a civilian in suborbital space and winner of the Ansari X-Prize competition. Allen also owns the Seattle Seahawks NFL and Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchises.

Named one of the top philanthropists in America, Allen gives back to the community through the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, whose goal is to transform individual lives and strengthen communities by supporting arts and culture, youth engagement, community development and social change, and scientific and technological innovation throughout the Pacific Northwest. Allen is also founder of Experience Music Project, Seattle’s critically-acclaimed interactive music museum and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. Learn more about Allen online at

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