Eddie Schmidt

Eddie Schmidt is an Oscar- and Emmy-nominated producer, director, and showrunner.

Schmidt produced six projects that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: Chelsea Does, starring Chelsea Handler, for Netflix (which he directed); Valentine Road (nominated for two Emmy Awards), Twist of Faith (nominated for an Academy Award), and Chain Camera, all for HBO; This Film Is Not Yet Rated, for IFC, and Troubadours, which aired aspart of an Emmy-winning season of PBS’ American Masters.

Currently, Schmidt is director and executive producer (showrunner) of Peacock’s Good One: A Show About Jokes, featuring Mike Birbiglia, and produced in partnership with Vulture, Universal Alternative TV and Seth Meyers’ Sethmaker Shoemeyers. Other work as showrunner and director includes Netflix’s Ugly Delicious with David Chang; the reboot of In Search Of, starring Zachary Quinto, for History; and CBS’ true crime investigation, The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey. Schmidt also served as Co-Executive Producer of MTV’s Catfish, and Director of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, among other series and specials. His short film Good Bread was part of GE’s Focus Forward initiative that enlisted a who’s who of international documentary filmmakers.

Schmidt’s films as Executive Producer include Gilbert: A Gilbert Gottfried Story, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before streaming on Hulu and Peacock, and Beauty is Embarrassing, which premiered at South by Southwest before premiering on PBS’ Independent Lens and earning an Emmy nomination. Recently, Schmidt was Consulting Producer on Maestra, which premiered at Tribeca, and his latest documentary as EP, Showgals, is in post-production.

Schmidt has also appeared on radio’s This American Life, and, once upon a time, co-authored the book, The Finger: A Comprehensive Guide to Flipping Off. Previously, he served a three-year term as President of the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association (IDA). Schmidt is repped by Tyler Kroos at CAA, Stephen Marks of Dialed-In Entertainment, and Victoria Cook and Sean Jefferson of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

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