Screenwriter who is best known for his romantic comedy Family Trees, which was released in 1997.
He got his start working as a journalist for the Pawtucket Evening Times in Rhode Island.
His 2005 short film The Listeners, which he wrote and directed, won several honors at the New Hampshire Film Festival.
He was born in Providence, RI.
He and filmmaker Erland Josephson both had films entered into contention at the Berlin Film Festival during their careers.