Fake Empire Productions

Fake Empire Productions is the production company that was formed in 2010 by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to develop and produce television series and feature films. Their most notable productions include the series Gossip Girl (developed by Schwartz and Savage), Chuck (co-created by Schwartz and Chris Fedak), Hart of Dixie (created by Leila Gerstein and produced by Schwartz, Savage, and their producing partner Len Goldstein), The Carrie Diaries (developed by Amy B. Harris and produced by Schwartz and Savage), Dynasty (developed by Sallie Patrick, Schwartz, and Savage) and Marvel's Runaways (created for television by Schwartz and Savage). The company was formed to focus on television projects and produce films, with the intent of branching out into online series, music and books.[1] Schwartz formerly operated under the banner of College Hill Pictures, Inc., which folded in the making of Fake Empire.

Fake Empire Productions
Privately held
IndustryFilm industry
GenreProduction company
FoundedLos Angeles, California U.S. (2003, as College Hill Pictures)
FoundersJosh Schwartz
Stephanie Savage
Key people
Josh Schwartz
Stephanie Savage
Television series

Both the film and television divisions of the company are overseen by Lis Rowinski.


The following tables lists the production credit of Fake Empire, and its previous incarnation, College Hill Pictures, Inc.


Title Year Director Note
Fun Size 2012 Josh Schwartz With Nickelodeon Movies and Anonymous Content
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Endless Love 2014 Shana Feste With Bluegrass Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures

TV moviesEdit

Title Year Director Network Note
No Cameras Allowed[2] 2014 James Marcus Haney MTV With Union Entertainment

TV seriesEdit

Title Year Network Note
The O.C. 2003–2007 Fox With Wonderland Sound and Vision, Warner Bros. Television and Hypnotic (season 1)
Gossip Girl 2007–2012 The CW With Alloy Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television
Chuck NBC With Wonderland Sound and Vision and Warner Bros. Television
Hart of Dixie 2011-2015 The CW With CBS Television Studios, Warner Bros. Television and Dogarooski Productions (season 4)
The Carrie Diaries 2013-2014 With A.B. Baby Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Cult 2013 With Rockne S. O'Bannon Television, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television
The Astronaut Wives Club 2015 ABC With Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios
Dynasty 2017–present The CW With Richard and Esther Shapiro Productions, Rabbit Ears, Inc. and CBS Television Studios
Runaways 2017–2019 Hulu With ABC Signature Studios and Marvel Television
Nancy Drew 2019–present The CW With Warm Bloody Sunday Productions, Furious Productions and CBS Television Studios
Looking for Alaska 2019 Hulu With Temple Hill Productions and Paramount Television Studios
Gossip Girl 2020 HBO Max With Alloy Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television

Web seriesEdit

Title Year Website Note
Rockville, CA 2009 The WB With Expanded Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television
Gossip Girl: Chasing Dorota The CW With Alloy Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television


  1. ^ Jennifer Armstrong (2010-03-23). "Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage launch production company, Fake Empire". EW.com. Retrieved 2011-06-11.
  2. ^ Kendall (2014-07-29). "Fake Empire Produces No Cameras Allowed". blog.fakeempire.com. Retrieved 2014-07-29.

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