Teddy Schwarzman serves as President & CEO of Black Bear Pictures and oversees all operations of the company, including development, production, finance, and strategic planning.
At Black Bear, Teddy has produced a range of filmed content, including The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley; All Is Lost, directed by J.C. Chandor and starring Robert Redford; Broken City, directed by Allen Hughes and starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe; At Any Price, directed by Ramin Bahrani and starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron; and Sundance comedy A.C.O.D., directed by Stu Zicherman and starring a comedic ensemble of Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, and Jane Lynch.
Prior to Black Bear, Teddy worked at Cinetic Media, a New York-based film advisory company, where he focused on packaging films, single picture finance, and consulting for institutional and private film investors. Prior to Cinetic, Teddy was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and prior to Skadden, was a financial analyst at Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank.
Teddy earned a Bachelor of Arts, English, from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Duke University School of Law. A member of the Producers Guild of America, Teddy sits on the Board of Directors of Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures, the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law, and resides in Los Angeles with his wife, children, and dog.
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