His screenwriting career began in the late 1990's when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy script Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn, which has been in development hell for years, with many actresses including Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz attached to it.
Following the cancellation of Popular, he signed a two-year development deal with Warner Bros Television and Tollin-Robbins Productions. Soon after, Nip/Tuck was born.
2006's Running with Scissors marked his feature film debut, as a writer and a director.
He was the final journalist ever to interview the legendary actress Bette Davis.
He is good friends with actress Leslie Grossman, who he met on his series Popular. They have since worked together twice, when Grossman guest starred on his series Nip/Tuck and the movie Running with Scissors.
His horror movie script The Furies, about a group of teenage murderers in a high school, has been in limbo since 1998. Production was due to start in 1999, but Warner Bros quickly cancelled all plans due to the Columbine massacre.
He is on the National Advisory Board of the Young Storytellers Foundation.
He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series for the Pilot episode of his series Nip/Tuck in 2004.
Following the cancellation of Popular, he wrote and directed the WB comedy pilot St. Sass, which starred Delta Burke, Heather Matarazzo and Lesley Ann Warren.
He worked as an entertainment journalist for several years, and his work was printed in publications including Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times and Us Weekly.