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Chiz Schultz

Adjunct Faculty, School of Communication and Media

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Mr. Schultz has more than 30 years’ experience producing motion pictures and filmed television programs. His productions have won the ACE Award, Peabody Award, International Documentary Association Award, New York Film and Television Award, San Francisco International Film Award, and the Ohio State University Award. His productions have received Academy Award, Emmy, and ACE nominations.
Schultz produced A Raisin in the Sun (starring Danny Glover) for American Playhouse and Ron Ribman’s adaptation of Saul Bellows’ Seize the Day (starring Robin Williams). He was executive producer of Columbia Pictures’ A Soldier’s Story (directed by Norman Jewison and nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor).
For NBC-TV, he produced Too Far to Go, which three major critics listed in “the ten best movies made for television.” Starring Blythe Danner and Michael Moriarty and adapted from stories by John Updike, Too Far to Go was picked up and distributed theatrically by Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Productions, now in home video release. For PBS’ Wonderworks series, Schultz produced the two-hour The House of Dies Drear (starring Howard Rollins, Gloria Foster, and Clarence Williams III), also in video release.
Schultz was producer of Walter and Henry, a movie for Showtime, which premiered June 12, 2001 (Emmy nomination, 2002). Paul Robeson: Here I Stand, a two-hour biography of Paul Robeson, aired on PBS’ American Masters series in 1999 and won “Best Strand Documentary Award” from the International Documentary Association in 2000. It is now in home video release. He was executive producer on George King’s award-winning documentary Goin’ to Chicago, broadcast on PBS in February 2001.
He is in post-production of a 90-minute documentary for PBS on Lorraine Hansberry. Schultz produced the cult-classic feature Ganja and Hess (now in Blu-ray release) and is co-producer of Spike Lee's new feature, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.