Alan lives with his family and three dogs in Los Angeles, California. His novel ROAM is published by Atria Books.Alan has scored more than 30 films and TV shows, including Sex and the City and An American Crime, starring Ellen Page and James Franco, and for which Catherine Keener received an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. Alan's score for Gangster's Paradise/Jerusalema was rated one of the best scores of 2010 in Film Music magazine. A wildlife documentary he scored for National Geographic, Swamp of the Baboons, was nominated for Best Nature Programming in the 2010 Emmys. Most recently he wrote the catchy theme for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He is CEO of Lalela Music, a production music library for film and TV.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. He also wrote African Dream, a Song of the Decade nominee. He traveled to the US as a Fulbright Scholar, and completed his MFA at USC Film School.