Michael Schaefer (producer)

Michael Schaefer is a German film producer best known for the 2015 film The Martian.

Michael Schaefer
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1998-present


In July 2012, after leaving Summit Entertainment, Schaefer was hired as the president of the Ridley Scott's company Scott Free Productions.[1]

In 2015, Schaefer produced the science fiction film The Martian starring Matt Damon, which Scott directed. He received an Academy Award nomination for the film for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards along with Simon Kinberg, Scott, and Mark Huffam.[2]



  1. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (July 23, 2012). "TOLDJA! Scott Free Hires Michael Schaefer As President". Deadline. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "88th Academy Awards nominations - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016.

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