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Also Known As: Teri Ellen Schwartz Died:
Born: February 2, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: producer

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This very busy, high-energy film producer was already winning awards for photography while attending high school in her native Los Angeles. After completing graduate studies in London, Schwartz made several films with Roger Corman's New World Pictures, first as assistant director then eventually as producer, including "Candy Stripe Nurses" (1974), "Eat My Dust" (1976) and "The Bees" (released 1978. After leaving Corman, Schwartz started her own rock video company, producing videos for Barbra Streisand ("Left in the Dark"), Kris Kristofferson and Roger Daltry, among others. She also became an award-winning producer of TV commercials and spent her few spare minutes studying law.Schwartz returned to feature films by developing "Crackers" for Universal in 1984, and went on to become an executive producer for two artists whose rock videos she had produced: Streisand ("Nuts," 1987) and Bette Midler ("Beaches," 1988). Schwartz has since produced "Joe vs. the Volcano" (1990), "True Identity" (1991), "Sister Act" (1992), "Life with Mikey" (1993) and the unsuccessful "It's Pat!" (1994). In 1995, she teamed with Goldie Hawn to form Cherry Alley Productions.

This very busy, high-energy film producer was already winning awards for photography while attending high school in her native Los Angeles. After completing graduate studies in London, Schwartz made several films with Roger Corman's New World Pictures, first as assistant director then eventually as producer, including "Candy Stripe Nurses" (1974), "Eat My Dust" (1976) and "The Bees" (released 1978. After leaving Corman, Schwartz started her own rock video company, producing videos for Barbra Streisand ("Left in the Dark"), Kris Kristofferson and Roger Daltry, among others. She also became an award-winning producer of TV commercials and spent her few spare minutes studying law.

Schwartz returned to feature films by developing "Crackers" for Universal in 1984, and went on to become an executive producer for two artists whose rock videos she had produced: Streisand ("Nuts," 1987) and Bette Midler ("Beaches," 1988). Schwartz has since produced "Joe vs. the Volcano" (1990), "True Identity" (1991), "Sister Act" (1992), "Life with Mikey" (1993) and the unsuccessful "It's Pat!" (1994). In 1995, she teamed with Goldie Hawn to form Cherry Alley Productions.

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1970:
Published her own magazine of criticism while in London (date approximate)
1970:
Began directing short films in London (date approximate)
1974:
Returned to Los Angeles and joined Roger Corman's New World Pictures as assistant director (first film "Candy Stripers")
1977:
Left New World to begin producing TV commercials
1983:
Founded her own rock video company
1984:
Joined Universal Studios to develop films (first project was "Crackers")
1987:
First film as executive producer, "Nuts"
1990:
First film as producer, "Joe vs. the Volcano"
1994:
Produced the ill-fated "It's Pat", starring Julia Sweeney; feature based on Sweeney's recurring androgynous "Saturday Night Live" character
1991:
Initial onscreen collaboration with Goldie Hawn, was executive producer of "Deceived"
1995:
Formed producing partnership with Hawn; Cherry Alley Productions
1999:
Served as one of the producers of the remake of "The Out-of-Towners", starring Hawn and Steve Martin
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
University of Cambridge: -
University of London: -

Notes

Schwartz won four CLIO Awards for TV commercials in the late 1970s-early 80s

She also received a New York Advertising Club Award for TV commercial

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