Director of 1999's Cruel Intentions and its sequel, as well as popular comedies like The Sweetest Thing and Just Friends.
He began his career as a playwright and director in 1993 with Pay or Play, which earned him the LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Comic Writing.
His films Sweetest Thing and Just Friends were both voted as two of the top 20 most underrated films of the 2000s decade by the New York Post.
He had children with his wife Mary.
He wrote and directed the drama Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.