Alex Zamm

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Alex Zamm is an American film director. He has directed numerous films from 1998 to now, most of them released directly to DVD, starting with Chairman of the Board.

Raised in Woodstock, New York, Alex started his career as a cartoonist for SPY Magazine and as an interviewer for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He earned a BA in Film and Classical Mythology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and studied cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts, before receiving an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University's Graduate Film Program, where he was mentored by such directors as Miloš Forman and Martin Scorsese.

Alex’s comedic short films and scripts have won numerous awards, including nominations for a Writers Guild of America Award and the internationally prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. As a writer and director, Alex's résumé includes music videos, episodic primetime television, movies of the week and several feature films, including the special effects-laden action comedies Inspector Gadget 2 and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 for Disney.

With a focus on creating family entertainment, Alex has directed such films as My Date with the President's Daughter, Tooth Fairy 2, The Pooch And The Pauper, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, R.L. Stine’s: The Haunting Hour, and Snow.

In addition to his film and TV work, Alex is the author of Zero-G, a science fiction graphic novel.


Year Film Notes
1990 Monsters Television series
1992 Great Scott
1995 Inconvenience Pilot (MTV)
Life with Louie Writer
Television series
1996 Bone Chillers Writer (2 Episodes)
Television series
1998 Chairman of the Board Also writer
My Date with the President's Daughter Also writer
Television film
The Pooch and the Pauper Television film
2000 Upright Citizens Brigade Television series
The Bogus Witch Project Producer only
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 Direct-to-DVD
2004 Snow Television film
2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Direct-to-DVD
2009 Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts
2010 Woodie's Kitchen Pilot
Marvin the Martian 3D Test Short
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Direct-to-DVD
2012 Tooth Fairy 2
Dog with a Blog Television series
2014 The Little Rascals Save the Day Direct to video
A Royal Christmas Television film
Jingle All the Way 2 Direct to video
2015 Crown for Christmas Television film
2017 Woody Woodpecker[1] Also writer
TBA Hong Kong Phooey


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