Lev Spiro - October 10, 2016

TV Director - Arrested Development, Modern Family, Orange Is the New Black

When: Monday, October 10 - 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208

Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Lev Spiro’s career trajectory from his time as an graduate student in RTF at UT-Austin, his perspectives on directing for a variety of different television outlets including streaming (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black), cable (Lifetime’s Unreal), and broadcast (ABC’s Modern Family), as well as for a variety of genres including dramedies (Showtime’s Weeds), mockumentaries (Fox’s Arrested Development), and family comedies (Disney Channel’s The Wizards of Waverly Place TV movie).

Lev Spiro's Biography 

Lev L. Spiro has directed over 150 episodes, pilots and features for television, including Emmy Award winning series such as Orange Is the New BlackModern FamilyWeedsArrested DevelopmentMy Name Is EarlEverybody Hates ChrisUgly BettyThe O.C.Dawson’s Creek, and Gilmore Girls.

Lev’s specific shows have garnered an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program (Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie), a DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement (Minutemen), a GLAAD Award for Outstanding TV Episode of the Year (“Popular”) and many more.

Pilots picked up to series include the hour long Jane By Design and Summerland, and the half hour comedies Do OverJONAS, and The Jersey. In addition to the Wizardsand Minutemen movies, Lev directed the hit DVD film Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 for Disney, and the Lionsgate comedy Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thailand.

Most recently, Lev directed episodes of Orange Is the New Black and ABC comedy Imaginary Mary starring Jenna Elfman. Next up are episodes of new comedies Daytime Divas and Still the King