BIG FAT LIAR
SHAWN LEVY (Director) After graduating at the age of 20 from the drama department of Yale University, Shawn Levy moved to Los Angeles where he spent several years working as an actor. Levy appeared in a wide range of projects including Thirtysomething, Made in America and Beverly Hills 90210. While working in front of the camera, he became interested in directing which led him to the Masters Program at USC Film School where he produced and directed the short film Broken Record. Broken Record won the Gold Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival, in addition to being chosen to screen at the Directors Guild of America.
Levy then began working in television. His first television credit was The Secret World of Alex Mack
for Nickelodeon. His work was promptly
recognized by a nomination from the DGA for best family genre television directing of the year. Several episodes of Alex Mack led to such television work as The Journey of Allen Strange, Cousin Skeeter and Animorphs for Nickelodeon; Dear America for HBO; Dead Man's Gun for Showtime, and First Wave for the SciFi Channel.
Levy went on to direct four television pilots:
Caitlin's Way for Nickelodeon, as well as In a Heartbeat, The Famous Jett Jackson and So Weird for Disney. All four were picked up and went to series. Levy was then brought on board as executive producer of The Famous Jett Jackson. He also wrote and directed many of the episodes.
Currently, Levy is developing the feature film Zits with the producers Marc Platt and Tom Shadyac for Universal Pictures. He is also attached to develop and direct the movie Field Trip for Neil Moritz's Original Film. He will next direct the film Just Married starring Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy.
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