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Stephanie Savage (born 1969) is a Canadian screenwriter and television producer. Savage is best known for developing The CW's teen drama series, Gossip Girl from the novel series, and being an executive producer of the Fox series The O.C.. In 2010 Savage and creative partner Josh Schwartz created Fake Empire Productions, a production company producing their TV series, films and music.[1]

Stephanie Savage
Born 1969 (age 48–49)
Occupation Producer
Nationality Canadian
Notable works Fastlane
The O.C.
Gossip Girl
Years active 2002–present



Savage graduated from the University of Toronto in 1990 with a B.A. in English and Cinema Studies, then from the University of Iowa in 1993 with an M.A. in Film History and Theory. While writing her PhD dissertation for the University of Iowa she moved to Los Angeles, and in 1995 was offered a position at Drew Barrymore's production company Flower Films.[2] Here she dabbled in scriptwriting, handling production rewrites for Charlie's Angels, and met the film's director McG. The two later formed production company Wonderland Sound and Vision in 2001.

In September 2016, Savage was announced as an executive producer for the then-upcoming Dynasty reboot series.[3][4]



Year Film Distributor Credit Notes
2003 Charlie's Angels: Animated Adventures Writer
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Columbia Pictures Associate producer
2012 Fun Size Paramount Pictures Producer Produced by Fake Empire Productions
Year Title Network Credit Notes
2002–2003 Fastlane Fox Producer
2003–2007 The O.C. Fox Writer (2006–2007);
Supervising producer (2003–2004);
Co-executive producer (2005–2006);
Executive producer (2006)
2004–2005 The Mountain The WB Writer and executive producer
2007–2012 Gossip Girl The CW Series co-creator;
Writer and executive producer
Based on the Gossip Girl series of books by Cecily von Ziegesar
2009 Valley Girls The CW Series co-creator;
Writer and executive producer
Backdoor pilot: series not picked up;
Proposed spin-off to Gossip Girl
2011 Ghost Angeles NBC Undetermined Unaired television pilot
2011–2015 Hart of Dixie[5][6] The CW Executive producer
2013–2014 The Carrie Diaries The CW Executive producer Based on the novel The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell;
Prequel series to HBO's Sex and the City
2013 Cult The CW Executive producer One season: 13 episodes
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club ABC Series creator;
Writer and executive producer
Based on Lily Koppel's novel;[7]
One season: 10 episodes
2017 Dynasty The CW Series co-creator;
Writer and executive producer
Season one
2018 Runaways Hulu Series co-creator;
Writer, executive producer and co-showrunner
Season one

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  1. ^ "Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage launch production company, Fake Empire". Entertainment Weekly's 
  2. ^ "U of T alumnae sisters Stephanie and Erika Savage share insider knowledge of film and music industries". U of T News. University of Toronto. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; O'Connell, Michael (September 30, 2016). "Dynasty Reboot in the Works at The CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 30, 2016). "Dynasty Reboot Set At the CW With Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Rachel Bilson To Star In The CW's Hart of Dixie Pilot - TVLine". TVLine. 
  6. ^ Tierney Bricker (1 February 2011). "The CW orders four pilots, including new Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage project - Zap2it - News & Features". Zap2it. Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Space Age Drama 'Astronaut Wives Club' Gets 10-Episode Order For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 

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