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The Marine Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2006)
Wet Hot American Summer Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2001)
In Memory of Me Director
(2006)
Timecollapse Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2018-2019 Lethal Weapon (TV Series) (key second assistant director - 8 episodes)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (2019) ... (key second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- A Game of Chicken (2019) ... (key second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- The Roger and Me (2019) ... (key second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- There Will Be Bud (2019) ... (key second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- What the Puck (2018) ... (key second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
 2017-2018 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Mixed Signals (2018) ... (second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- Green Light (2017) ... (second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
 2017-2018 The Mayor (TV Series) (second assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Death of a Councilman (2018) ... (second assistant director)
- Here Comes the Governor (2017) ... (second assistant director)
- Will You Accept This Rose? (2017) ... (second assistant director)
- The Strike (2017) ... (second assistant director)
- City Hall-oween (2017) ... (second assistant director)
 2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series) (second assistant director - 6 episodes)
- The Ripper of Riga (2017) ... (second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- Type A (2017) ... (second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- Pankration (2017) ... (second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- Pretty Like Me (2017) ... (second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
- The Devil's Breath (2017) ... (second assistant director - as Samantha D. Lavin)
 2016 Uncle Buck (TV Series) (second assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Going to Jail Party (2016) ... (second assistant director)
- Ride Along (2016) ... (second assistant director)
- Li'l Scarface (2016) ... (second assistant director)
 2015 CSI: Cyber (TV Series) (second assistant director - 4 episodes)
- Family Secrets (2015) ... (second assistant director)
- Ghost in the Machine (2015) ... (second assistant director)
- The Evil Twin (2015) ... (second assistant director)
- Crowd Sourced (2015) ... (second assistant director)
 2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series) (segment associate director - 1 episode)
- Civil Forfeiture (2014) ... (segment associate director)
 2014 Surviving Jack (TV Series) (second assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Parents Just Don't Understand (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- She Drives Me Crazy (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Something to Talk About (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Rhythm Is a Dancer (2014) ... (second assistant director)
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (first assistant director - 32 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (second assistant director - 7 episodes, 2007 - 2012)
- Today Is Life (2013) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
- Blood Actually (2013) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
- Seth and Apep (2013) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
- White Gold (2013) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
- Nine Thirteen (2013) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
 2011 Franklin & Bash (TV Series) (second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (2011) ... (second assistant director)
- Pilot (2011) ... (second assistant director)
  Scrubs (TV Series) (second assistant director - 14 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (second second assistant director - 6 episodes, 2009)
- Our Thanks (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Our Driving Issues (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Our Dear Leaders (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Our True Lies (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Our Stuff Gets Real (2010) ... (second assistant director)
  The L Word (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 37 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (second assistant director - 2 episodes, 2008)
- Loyal and True (2008) ... (second assistant director)
- Lights! Camera! Action! (2008) ... (second assistant director)
- Long Time Coming (2007) ... (second second assistant director)
- Literary License to Kill (2007) ... (second second assistant director)
- Little Boy Blue (2007) ... (second second assistant director)
 2007 Demons (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2007 Hell on Earth (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2007 Lipshitz Saves the World (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2006 The Marine (second second assistant director: Los Angeles)
 2006 Monk (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike (2006) ... (second assistant director)
 2006 The Oh in Ohio (second assistant director: second unit, Los Angeles)
 2006 ER (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Lost in America (2006) ... (second second assistant director)
- Quintessence of Dust (2006) ... (second second assistant director)
 2005 The Commuters (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2005) ... (second second assistant director)
 2005 Pretty Persuasion (additional second assistant director)
 2003 Kill the Poor (second assistant director)
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Rotten (2003) ... (second assistant director)
 2002 People I Know (second assistant director)
 2002 Mr. Deeds (second assistant director - uncredited)
 2001 Glitter (second assistant director: New York)
 2001 Someone Like You... (second second assistant director)
 2001 Head Over Heels (second second assistant director: New York)
 2001 Wet Hot American Summer (second assistant director)
 2000 The Opportunists (second second assistant director)
 2000 Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1999 200 Cigarettes (dga trainee)
 1999 Simply Irresistible (dga trainee)
 1998 Just the Ticket (dga trainee)
 1998 Stepmom (dga trainee - uncredited)
 1998 It All Came True (dga trainee)
 1997 Conspiracy Theory (dga trainee - uncredited)
 1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Movie) (dga trainee)
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Created and directed the reality show "Out of the Frying Pan" which was optioned to Comcast/NBC in 2011. Awarded Panavision's New Filmmaker Grant for her film, "In Memory of Me." Wrote and Directed an award winning PSA against California's Proposition 8 that was featured on NBC Los Angeles.

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