Ron Oliver is a Canadian-born writer, director, producer, and actor who started with the cult hit Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II. He was also a host on Canada's YTV. He has gone on to direct various television and motion picture scripts. He has been nominated twice for the Directors Guild of America Award. Oliver directed a few episodes of both Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps.
He received an Emmy nomination for producing the NBC children's series Scout's Safari filmed on location in South Africa. In 2007 he directed the direct-to-video film A Dennis the Menace Christmas. In 2010 Oliver directed the Disney Channel film Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.
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Disney's remake, which is directed by Ron Oliver (A Dennis the Menace Christmas), stars Wizards of Waverly Place cast member Jennifer Stone as Harriet, The Latest Buzz's Vanessa Morgan, and Melinda Shankar and Aislinn Paul (both from Degrassi: The Next Generation).
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