Join us for a screening of the 2010 film THE SPY NEXT DOOR with director Brian Levant! This is a wonderful opportunity to see a movie with the person who made it happen, and then learn how it all came about. Following the screening, Brian Levant will participate in an audience Q&A. Learn about his rich and diverse career, starting with a Cinematic Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and culminating in 400+ TV credits.
THE SPY NEXT DOOR was filmed in Albuquerque—even more reason to love it! Starring Jackie Chan, THE SPY NEXT DOOR tells the story of former CIA spy Bob Ho as he takes on his toughest assignment yet: looking after his girlfriend's three kids.
Free event for all ages! Space is limited; RSVP to reserve your spot.
About Brian Levant
Now in his fifth decade in the entertainment industry, director/writer/producer Brian Levant has been at the creative helm of some of the biggest franchises in family entertainment. Levant's more than 400 television credits include being the showrunner of Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and The Bad News Bears. Levant also co-created the series Brothers & Sisters and My Secret Identity. After winning the 1989 Cable Ace Award as Best Director in a Comedy Series for his long-running Still the Beaver cable series, Levant turned his attention to writing and directing feature films. Among Levant’s feature directing credits are the original Beethoven, the two Steven Spielberg–produced Flintstones films, Jingle All the Way, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Snow Dogs, Are We There Yet?, and the 2010 Jackie Chan vehicle The Spy Next Door. In addition, Levant has produced, written or directed another 10 network and cable films, including the Starz Network’s first original production, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, and the two live action/CGI Scooby Doo films. Additional awards his works have collected include a 1981 NAACP Image Award for The Bad News Bears, a 1987 Youth in Film Best Series Award for Beaver, and the 1988 International Emmy for Best Children and Young People’s Series, for My Secret Identity. Since the late 1970s, Levant has lectured nearly annually at his alma mater, the University of New Mexico, where, for the second year in a row, he is currently teaching a television writing class. Levant recently completed a semester as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona, where for the last 20 years, he has regularly spoken to and worked with film students, in addition to making dozens of appearances at Columbia College’s Semester in L.A. program, Arizona State University, Long Beach State, USC, and the American Film Institute.