Brian Levant

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In his fifth decade in the entertainment industry, Director/Writer/Producer Brian Levant has been at the creative helm of some of the biggest franchises in family entertainment. Among Levant’s more than 400 Television credits include being the showrunner of “Happy Days,” “Mork & Mindy” and “The Bad News Bears” series. Levant also co-created the series “Brothers & Sisters” and “My Secret Identity.” After winning the 1989 Cable Ace Award as Best Director in a Comedy Series, for his long running “Still the Beaver” cable series, Levant turned his attention to writing and directing feature films. Among Levant’s feature directing credits are the original “Beethoven,” the two Steven Spielberg produced Flintstones films, “Jingle All the Way” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Snow Dogs,”  “Are We There Yet?” and the 2010 Jackie Chan vehicle, “The Spy Next Door.”

In addition, Levant has produced, written or directed another 10 network and cable films including the Starz Network’s first original production, “The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space,” and the two live action/CGI Scooby Too films, which are the Cartoon Network’s highest rated programs ever.

Additional awards his works have collected include a 1981 NAACP Image Award for “The Bad News Bears,” 1987 Youth in Film Best Series Award for “Beaver” and the 1988 International Emmy for Best Children and Young People’s Series, for “My Secret Identity.” Currently, Levant’s 2017 film, “Max 2: White House Hero” is available on all platforms and later this year, he will direct and produce Warner Brothers Studio’s re-boot of the “Police Academy” series, which he also co-wrote.

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