|Years active 1981–2002|
Name Ramon Menendez
|Role Film director|
Books Stand and Deliver
|Alma mater San Francisco State University
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Education San Francisco State University
Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
Nominations ALMA Award for Outstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Movies and TV shows Stand and Deliver, Money for Nothing, Gotta Kick It Up!, Salvador, Dulce desafio
Similar People Tom Musca, Jaime Escalante, Rosanna DeSoto, Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris
chrestomathie stand and deliver 1988
Ramón Menéndez is American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the 1988 film Stand and Deliver.
His other film directing credits include Money for Nothing (1993) starring John Cusack and the Disney Channel original film Gotta Kick It Up! (2002). He also served as a screenwriter for all of the films he directed. His only film as a screenwriter and not as a director was the 2001 film Tortilla Soup.
He has also worked in episodic television, directing episodes Tales from the Crypt and Perversions of Science, in 1994 and 1997, respectively.
Menéndez won two Independent Spirit Awards for his work on Stand and Deliver.
Menéndez is a native of Cuba and grew in California. He is an alumnus of San Francisco State University and UCLA Film School. His first credit in film industry was serving as an assistant director on the Oliver Stone-directed film Salvador (1986), he also had a small acting role in the film.
He is a frequent collaborator with film producer Tom Musca.