Director and producer who was known for Tina Fey's 2004 coming-of-age comedy Mean Girls and 2003's Freaky Friday.
He graduated from the American Film Institute.
He often chose to direct and produce family-oriented comedies, including The Spiderwick Chronicles and Mr. Popper's Penguins.
He fathered two daughters with actress Dina Spybey whom he married in 2000.
He directed actress Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday and Mean Girls.