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Alan Rosenthal

Alan Rosenthal, born in London, has an MA from Oxford University in Law, an MA from Stanford University in Communications and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court, England. He has written eight books including, 'Writing, Directing and Producing Documentary Films", "Why Docudrama" and "Jerusalem, Take One: Memoirs of a Jewish Filmmaker".

Alan has taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University and is a frequent guest teacher at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has won many awards throughout his career including the Christopher Award (highest US Humanitarian award), a Cine Eagle, an International Documentary Association Award, a Blue Ribbon American Film Festival and the Peabody Journalism Award.



From New York to Hobart, and from the darkest jails and prison ships of England to the penal colony of Port Arthur, THE FIRST FAGIN brings to life the passionate love and dramatic adventures of Ikey Solomon, family man, fence, and Charles Dickens' inspiration for the character of Fagin in Oliver Twist...