Sarah Schechter (producer)

Sarah Schechter is an American television and film producer. Partnered with Greg Berlanti, she is the chairperson of Berlanti Productions and the cofounder of Berlanti/Schechter Films. In October 2020, with 17 scripted series then on the air, she became one of the most prolific producers in television history.[1] During the Covid-19 pandemic, she produced 15 television series in addition to the Berlanti/Schechter Films projects My Policeman, Unpregnant, Free Guy and Alice & Freda Forever.[2][3]

Sarah Schechter
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Schechter in 2017
Born1976 (age 45–46)
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
OccupationFilm and television producer
Years active1999 - Present
EmployerChairperson and partner, Berlanti Productions
Co-founder, Berlanti/Schechter Films
Parent(s)Danny Schechter. Valerie Schechter

Schechter was born in Boston and grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and New York City. Her father, Danny Schechter, a grandson of Russian-Jewish immigrant socialists, was a human rights activist, author, filmmaker and television producer.[4] She attended the preparatory school Milton Academy,[5] and in 1998 graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in film theory.[6]

Schechter began her career in New York, working for the documentarian Barbara Kopple and on independent film projects. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she spent six years working for the producer Barry Mendel and nine years as a development executive at Warner Bros. Television. She first worked with Berlanti on Life as We Know It and in 2014 was named president of Berlanti Productions. In February 2020 she was promoted to partner and chairperson.[1][7]

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  1. ^ a b Holloway, Daniel (2020-10-30). "Prolific TV Producer Sarah Schechter Brings Unmatched Passion to Her Role as Berlanti Prods. Chairman". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (2021-04-27). "Cole Sprouse To Star In New Line's 'Moonshot' For HBO Max". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  3. ^ staff, T. H. R. (2021-05-12). "The Hollywood Reporter's 2021 Women in Entertainment Power 100". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  4. ^ Roberts, Sam (2015-03-24). "Danny Schechter, 'News Dissector' and Human Rights Activist, Dies at 72". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  5. ^ 3061849. "Milton Magazine, Fall 2009". Issuu. Retrieved 2021-05-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Rappaport, Scott; Writer 459-2496, Staff. "Alums teach UCSC film students about life in the movie biz". UC Santa Cruz News. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  7. ^ "Warner Bros. Executive Sarah Schechter Exits Studio to Run Greg Berlanti's Company". TheWrap. 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  8. ^ "Top Entertainment Executives Under Age 35 - Next Gen - The Hollywood Reporter". www1.thr.com. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  9. ^ "Warner Bros. Exec Sarah Schechter Moves to Berlanti Productions". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-03-10.

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