Co-wrote the teen adventure, "Agent Cody Banks"
Reportedly worked on the script for the animated "Cats Don't Dance" (1997); did not receive final credit
With Karaszewski, adapted a Stephen King short story called "1408"
Won critical and popular acclaim with the controversial "The People vs. Larry Flynt", directed by Milos Forman; co-penned with Karaszewski
Raised in Southern California
Began shooting Super-8mm movies while in high school
Co-wrote the screenplay for the remake of Disney's "That Darn Cat"; credited as S M Alexander
Pair reteamed with Forman to script biopic of Andy Kaufman "Man on the Moon"
Within two weeks of graduating from college, sold first spec script "Homewreckers" to 20th Century Fox for $300,0000
First produced screenplay, "Problem Child"; co-written with Larry Karaszewski
Had first critical hit with "Ed Wood", directed by Tim Burton; co-written with Karaszewski
Met future partner Larry Karaszewski while at USC in the 1980s
TV writing debut, an episode of the syndicated series "Monsters"; also directed an episode
With Karaszewski, made co-directorial debut with "Screwed", also co-scripted (released theatrically in 2000)
Worked on script rewrites of "Mars Attacks!" (1996) for Tim Burton; denied on screen credit by the Writers Guild