Are we there yet? Free screening w/ Director Brian Levant
Q&A and cinematography talk with clips from his other films.
South Broadway Cultural Center 1025 Broadway Blvd SE
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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 Doo films, which remain the Cartoon Network’s highest rated programs
Additional awards his works have collected include an 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”.
Since the late 1970’s, Levant has lectured nearly annually at his alma mater, The University
of New Mexico, where, for the second year in a row, he is currently teaching a television writing class.
Levant recently completed a semester as an adjunct Professor at The University of Arizona, where for
the last 20 years, he has regularly spoken to and worked with film students, as well as making dozens
of appearances at Columbia College’s Semester in L.A. program, Arizona State University,
Long Beach State, USC and The American Film Institute.