Emmy-nominated director and producer of TV movies like The Burning Bed who also directed the infamous big-budget musical Xanadu.
He attended New York City's High School of Performing Arts.
He moved towards socially conscious documentaries in the 2000s with work like Steal This Movie! and Outfoxed.
His uncle was the famous choreographer Michael Kidd.
His 1980 musical fantasy film Xanadu starred Olivia Newton John in the lead role.