Brian Lane has written, produced, consulted for TV series ranging from “Remington Steele” to “Moonlighting”, “Hunter” to “MacGyver”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to “M.A.N.T.I.S.”, and others. His comedy credits include “In The House,” the pilot for the satirical “Washington Byrnes Report” on CNN, and other productions. As a pilot writer and showrunner, he has written more than a dozen original and adapted series pilots, from “Monterey Jacks” to “The Uncanny X-Men”, and others, for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, HBO, Showtime, A&E, Paramount, Canal Plus, Film Roman, Marvel, New World, Universal, and other networks and studios. His original dramatic series “Hollywood Detective” (for A&E) received multiple Cable ACE nominations (for writing and acting). His longform (MOW) and feature film scripts include originals, adaptations, and re-writes, from "The Girl From Mars" (Cable ACE-nominated for Best Writing of a Children's Special or Series) to “Out of Time” to “Takeaway” to “Shibumi”, and more, for MGM, Sony, Columbia, Tri-Star, The Ladd Company, 20th Century-Fox, Alliance Atlantis Films, and other studios and networks.
Mr. Lane’s creative non-fiction novel “Cat and Mouse” was a bestseller (“a masterpiece...which could have been concocted by Vladimir Nabokov", said The Boston Book Review). His diverse short fiction and media commentaries are regularly published worldwide. One such story, ''Body of Work'' was adapted to film by Mr. Lane and became an Official Selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2006. His screen version of the short story “Where Do The Balloons Go?” was an Official Selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2009 and the Bel-Air Film Festival in 2010.
Mr. Lane became publisher of the literary journal “Sweet Fancy Moses,” putting his own aesthetic stamp on it as of Volume II (“McSweenneyan but unpretentious”, said The East Bay Express about Volume II). He is presently designing the “Tales Told” story-telling website; his “Write to Life: A New Theory and Practice for Creative Writing” is due for publication; and his first SciFiUnlimited “podvision” performance and graphic novel (starring TV and film's best-known sci-fi actors) will soon begin installment release.
Mr. Lane wrote and directed the award-winning play “The Caterer” -- starring LeVar Burton ("Roots", "Star Trek: The Next Generation"), James Hiroyuki Liao ("Battle: Los Angeles"), Angelle Brooks ("V.I.P."), Burnadean Jones ("Castle"), and Cynthia Watros ("Lost") -- which had its world premiere engagement at The Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles in Spring 2009. “The Caterer” was nominated for three LA Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement (ADA) Awards: Best Author - Original Play (Brian Alan Lane), Best Lead Actor - Comedy or Drama (LeVar Burton), and Best Original Play - Comedy or Drama. It won the award for Best Lead Actor from the NAACP Theatre Awards (Regional).
Mr. Lane is currently writing/directing/producing the sci-fi romantic comedy TV series "Secret Bedfellows", produced by and for a populist on-line network of fans at Not My Mothers TV. The series features Michael Rayner, Burnadean Jones, Matthew Prater, and stars of TV and film sci-fi. www.secretbedfellows.com
Lane is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the State Bar of California, the Mystery Writers of America, the Dramatists Guild of America, the literary organization PEN USA (where he has served as both mentor and judge for the “Emerging Voices” fellowships), and the Writers Guild of America (which has awarded him “lifetime active status” and further honored him with appointment to the Credits Policy Committee where he is deemed by the industry and the courts to be an “expert reader”).
Mr. Lane's youth was notable for (i) the rocket propulsion system he designed and which was recognized by President Lyndon Johnson and NASA's Inventions and Contributions Board when Mr. Lane was 10 years old; (ii) the writing awards and publications of Mr. Lane's journalism in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner newspaper when Mr. Lane was 12; (iii) the extensive press recognition of Mr. Lane's early forays into filmmaking when Mr. Lane was 13; (iv) Mr. Lane's matriculation at UCLA when he was 15; (v) Mr. Lane's Bachelor's Degree graduation honors at UCLA including serving as University Valedictorian at 19; (vi) Mr. Lane's UCLA MFA Thesis script being championed by director/critic Francois Truffaut and optioned for development; (vii) Mr. Lane receiving a JD from USC Law School and working as an Associate at nationally renowned Loeb & Loeb, as well as internship as a trial lawyer at the Los Angeles City Attorney.
Brian Alan Lane is married to entertainment industry/new media guru and abstract artist Donna Cohen Lane. The family has a daughter at the University of Chicago, and four dogs and seven turtles at home in Los Angeles.