Teddy Schwarzman serves as president and CEO of Black Bear Pictures, overseeing all operations of the company, including development, production, and finance.
Schwarzman has produced a range of filmed content, including Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Academy Award winner for Best Adapted Screenplay and nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture; J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, which earned Robert Redford a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor; and Allen Hughes’ Broken City, starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe.
A proud member of the Producers Guild of America, Schwarzman also sits on the Board of Directors of Elevation Pictures Corp., Canada’s second largest independent film and television distributor.
Prior to Black Bear, Schwarzman worked at Cinetic Media, a New York based film advisory company. Prior to Cinetic, Schwarzman was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and prior to Skadden, was a financial analyst at Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank.
Schwarzman earned a Bachelor of Arts, English, from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where he now sits on the Board of Visitors.
Black Bear Pictures is a boutique media company that develops, produces and finances original and engaging content for film and television.
Since its launch in 2011, Black Bear’s slate has grossed over $250,000,000 worldwide, been nominated for nine Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, ten BAFTAs, and won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and the prestigious People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Black Bear’s films have premiered at prestigious film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, London, Sundance and New York.
In addition, Black Bear created subsidiary Elevation Pictures Corp, Canada’s second-largest independent film and TV distribution company, which has acquired or released films from such acclaimed directors as Morten Tyldum, Noah Baumbach, John Hillcoat, J.C. Chandor, John Carney, Ed Zwick, Dan Gilroy, Alexandro Amenábar and Yann Demange.
Black Bear has offices in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.