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SHAWN LEVY (Director/Producer) is one of the most commercially successful film directors of the past decade. Levy has honed his craft, seamlessly weaving comedy and heart into captivating stories that resonate with audiences. His youthfully enthusiastic approach to filmmaking is evident in the storylines and characters he creates – reflecting his joyful intensity for each project at hand.

Levy is currently developing several films to produce through his production company, 21 Laps Entertainment, which is housed at Fox. These projects include The Rocker, Father Figure, and Back Magick for Fox; Me, Me, Me at New Line; and The Talent Thief for Universal.

Levy directed the 2006 hit comedy The Pink Panther, starring Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Beyoncé Knowles, and Jean Reno. He also produced Cheaper By The Dozen 2, the sequel to his blockbuster comedy, Cheaper By The Dozen, which he directed. Starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Ashton Kutcher and Hilary Duff, the film was released Christmas Day 2003 and went on to gross more than $138m domestically.

Levy directed the hit romantic comedy Just Married, starring Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy. The surprise-hit film grossed over $100m worldwide. In 2002, Levy directed the family comedy Big Fat Liar, for Universal Pictures with Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti and Amanda Bynes.

On the television front, in 2006 Levy launched the series "Pepper Dennis,” starring Rebecca Romijn. Levy served as executive producer of the series, which aired on The WB. He also directed the pilot episode. He currently has an overall television deal with Twentieth Television, through which he is developing the pilots, "The Institution” and "Swim Team.”

Levy graduated at the age of 20 from the Drama Department of Yale University. He later studied film in the Masters Film Production Program at USC where he produced and directed the short film Broken Record. This film won the Gold Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival, in addition to being selected to screen at the Director's Guild of America.

Following his well-received student film, Levy spent several years directing, writing and executive producing for television. His pilots for "The Famous Jett Jackson,” "So Weird,” "In A Heartbeat” (all for The Disney Channel) and "Caitlin's Way” (Nickelodeon) were all picked up for series. Shawn spent two seasons as the executive producer of the hit Disney Channel series "The Famous Jett Jackson.” The series, for which Levy also wrote and directed several episodes, culminated in the award winning telefilm "Jett Jackson: The Movie,” which Levy produced and directed.


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