Worked in the advertising department of United Artists
Partnered in the successful movie trailer company Kanew-Manger-Deutch
Directed productions for the Ensemble Studio Theater in NYC
Made feature directing debut with the John Hughes scripted, "Pretty in Pink"
Directed future wife, Lea Thompson in "Some Kind of Wonderful"; second collaborated with John Hughes (wrote and produced)
Third collaboration with John Hughes (scripted), directing Dan Aykroyd and John Candy in "The Great Outdoors"
TV series directorial debut, the "Only Sin Deep" episode of the HBO series, "Tales from the Crypt"; co-starred Lea Thompson
Directed the ensemble feature about doctors working in a severely underfunded veterans' hospital, "Article 99"; also starred Thompson
Directed the pilot episode of the popular FOX series, "Melrose Place"
Directed episodes of wife's sitcom "Caroline in the City" (NBC)
Helmed the sequel "Grumpier Old Men," co-starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Directed Matthau and Lemmon in their final film together, "The Odd Couple II"
Directed the football comedy "The Replacements," co-starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman
Directed Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the NBC sitcom "Watching Ellie"
Helmed the sequel, "The Whole Ten Yards," starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry and Amanda Peet
Directed Dane Cook and Kate Hudson in the comedy "My Best Friend's Girl"