Began directing plays in high school
Moved to NYC after college
Wrote feature articles for such newspapers as, the <i>Village Voice</i>, New York's <i>Daily News</i> and <i>Los Angeles Times</i>
Was a editor for the ABC sitcom, "Delta House," adapted from the film "Animal House"
Began writing screenplays, sometimes with his brother, Stephen
Wrote first screenplay (with Stephen Tolkin and Stephen Fry), the British film "Gossip"
Wrote the screenplay for "Gleaming the Cube"; also the associate producer
Directed first feature, "The Rapture"; also wrote screenplay
Played a small role in Robert Altman's "The Player," which he also co-produced and wrote the screenplay (based on his own novel)
Co-wrote HBO's "The Burning Season"; directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Raul Julia
Wrote and directed the satirical, "The New Age," featuring Judy Davis and Peter Weller
Co-wrote the big budget film, "Deep Impact"
Reportedly did a script polish on "Mission: Impossible 2"
Co-wrote the script for "Changing Lanes"
Co-wrote with Anthony Minghella, the screenplay adaptation of the Broadway musical, "Nine"