is an award-winning director, producer, writer, photographer, teacher and published author. He recently supervised a comedy series in Sofia, Bulgaria and a prime-time police action series in Romania for MediaPro Pictures. Additional international credits include four other series in Romania and two hit comedy series in Moscow.
He co-authored the best-selling ‘Sitcom Career Book.” For the stage, Phil has directed the Ovation-nominated “Flirting with Morty” the world premiere of “Sundays in L.A.” and “Sugar Happens” at the Sidewalk Theater in Burbank, California.
He has directed seven pilots and hundreds of episodes of American network and syndicated situation comedies, variety and reality/talk shows. These include “Grace Under Fire,” “Charles in Charge,” “9 to 5” and “The Ted Knight Show.” His short film “Bringing Up BayBay” was honored by the Mill Valley Film Festival.
He is an adjunct professor at The University of Southern California prestigious graduate film school and has also taught at both Emerson College and Endicott College in Boston. He recently taught directing for the Los Angeles Inner City Filmmakers youth program and comedy at the Screen Actors Guild.