Television film producer and writer who was also known as the CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
He worked as a CNN correspondent before gaining interest in producing, directing, and writing.
He produced the series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which was an early-1990s hit for ABC.
He married Jackie Zabel with whom he had three children.
He wrote Atlantis: The Lost Empire from 2001, which starred Michael J. Fox .