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Lev L. Spiro is an American director. He has worked on shows including Ugly Betty, Weeds, Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls, and The O.C., and also directed the films Minutemen and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.

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Early life

Spiro earned dual Bachelor's Degrees in Political Science and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Master's Degree in Film Production. His early work include adaptations of The Convict, a short story by James Lee Burke, and The Suicide Club, a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, which starred Jonathan Pryce and Paul Bettany.

Career

In the past decade, Mr. Spiro has directed many one hour drama and half hour single-camera comedy pilots and episodes for network television. Original television pilots include the single camera comedy Do Over and the drama Summerland for the WB network, and The Jersey and JONAS for the Disney Channel.

Episodic television work includes multiple episodes of ABC’s Ugly Betty, Showtime’s Weeds and CW’s Everybody Hates Chris, as well as Arrested Development, The O.C., Gilmore Girls and many more. In 2008, Spiro directed the critically acclaimed sci-fi/action/comedy feature Minutemen, which was nominated by the Director’s Guild for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs. Most recently he directed Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie which garnered 13.5 million viewers for its premiere, making it the second highest rated scripted cablecast in history.

Personal life

Spiro is married to writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg.[1]

Partial Filmography

Awards/Nominations

  • Image Awards Nomination (2010) Outstanding Children's Program, for Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
  • Director's Guid of America Nomination (2009) Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs, for Minutemen
  • GLAAD Media Awards (2000) Outstanding TV Individual Episode for Popular Wild Wild Mess

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