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DANIEL A. SCHWARTZ (M) 240.274.2726 DanielSchwartzinator@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielaaronschwartz Multi-platform Creative Leader responsible for the strategic development and production of series and specials across a variety of formats and genres. Developed and managed multiple spin-off franchises from successful series, creating significant value for the network and for ad sales. VP, PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION- DISCOVERY INC- 2018-2020 Responsible for overseeing 102 + hours of programming yearly, identifying new production companies, co-production partners and talent. DISCOVERY CHANNEL: EXPEDITION X Developed format, cast Generation Z hosts for a hit EXPEDITION UNKNOWN spinoff. 2018-2020 TRAVEL CHANNEL: GHOST ADVENTURES: 2008-2020 Network’s highest rated series. Evolved franchise for 12 years, continually growing fanbase and ratings Developed and oversaw production on successful GHOST ADVENTURES spinoff, SCREAMING ROOM, where the cast of the series watch earlier episodes and comment humorously on it. DESTINATION FEAR: 2019-2020 Developed GHOST ADVENTURES spinoff with Generation Z talent. DESTINATION FEAR. 2019 Series is one of Travel’s most successful. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT: 2018-2019 Highest rated network series launch ever. Cast Bruce Campbell as host, developed format and approved all aspects of creative and content. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER- DISCOVERY INC: 2008-2018 DISCOVERY CHANNEL: EXPEDITION UNKNOWN Developed format and concept with talent and production company and oversaw production on hit franchise, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, growing ratings year over year. (2013-2020) Launched successful spinoffs, GLOBAL GAME SHOW, EXPEDITION EXTREME and LEGENDARY LOCATIONS. TRAVEL CHANNEL: DEADLY POSSESSIONS Developed and oversaw popular GHOST ADVENTURES spinoff, DEADLY POSSESSIONS. 2016 TOY HUNTER Developed and oversaw production on three seasons of this fan favorite series. 2011-2013 MAN V. FOOD Oversaw all aspects of creative and production on this mega-hit food competition travel series. Developed and produced 3 MAN V. FOOD spinoff series BERT THE CONQUEROR Oversaw Production on BERT THE CONQUEROR, starring Bert Kreischer - 2009-2011 & 2015 2 HISTORY CHANNEL /POWDERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS | Boston, MA - 2008 CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lead producer overseeing brand defining, THE WORKS, a 10-episode docuseries exploring the hidden stories and wow factors of iconic topics such as beer, tattoos, guns, garbage, and robots. RIVR MEDIA I Knoxville, TN: 2002 – 2007 SUPERVISING PRODUCER Developed and supervised over 240+ of multiple home make over series. E! ENTERTAINMENT | Los Angeles, CA: 1997 – 2001 PRODUCER, MYSTERIES & SCANDALS Produced MARILYN MONROE series pilot, creating sticky formatting hooks that established the template for the next 100+ episodes. Carefully crafted narrative of the most controversial stories without censorship. RESEARCH/ CO-PRODUCER: 1990-1997 Freelance script and book coverage as a professional reader for studios, production companies, managers and agencies. Also research for scripted films and documentaries. AVNET KERNER PRODS I Los Angeles, CA FRIED GREEN TOMATOES: Story Editor and materials researcher for this beloved film. EDUCATION: HARVARD UNIVERSITY I Cambridge, MA Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude | Visual & Environmental Studies, Minor: French & German Literature INTERNATIONAL HONORS PROGRAM: Spent a year in France, Austria, Serbia, Hungary, India, Bali, Australia and Japan, studying film and ritual with anthropologists and directors. Learned to shoot, edit and immerse oneself in cultures. Heinrich Hertz Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany Earned honors in History & German Literature. Hunter College High School, NY, NY Graduated with awards in English & Social Studies. SKILLS French and German, spoken and written. Trained speed reader. Multi-media artist. Versatile chef.
  • Industry Television
  • Sector Series Development
  • Preferred Job Title Senior Vice President
  • Companies Discovery, Inc, Scripps, E! Entertainment, Powderhouse, RIVR Media, GRB Entertainment

Summary

DANIEL A. SCHWARTZ

(M) 240.274.2726

DanielSchwartzinator@gmail.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielaaronschwartz

Multi-platform Creative Leader responsible for the strategic development and production of series and

specials across a variety of formats and genres. Developed and managed multiple spin-off franchises from

successful series, creating significant value for the network and for ad sales.

VP, PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION- DISCOVERY INC- 2018-2020

Responsible for overseeing 102 + hours of programming yearly, identifying new production companies,

co-production partners and talent.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL:

EXPEDITION X

Developed format, cast Generation Z hosts for a hit EXPEDITION UNKNOWN spinoff. 2018-2020

TRAVEL CHANNEL:

GHOST ADVENTURES: 2008-2020

Network’s highest rated series. Evolved franchise for 12 years, continually growing fanbase and ratings

Developed and oversaw production on successful GHOST ADVENTURES spinoff, SCREAMING

ROOM, where the cast of the series watch earlier episodes and comment humorously on it.

DESTINATION FEAR: 2019-2020

Developed GHOST ADVENTURES spinoff with Generation Z talent. DESTINATION FEAR. 2019

Series is one of Travel’s most successful.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT: 2018-2019

Highest rated network series launch ever. Cast Bruce Campbell as host, developed format and

approved all aspects of creative and content.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER- DISCOVERY INC: 2008-2018

DISCOVERY CHANNEL:

EXPEDITION UNKNOWN

Developed format and concept with talent and production company and oversaw production on hit

franchise, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, growing ratings year over year. (2013-2020) Launched successful

spinoffs, GLOBAL GAME SHOW, EXPEDITION EXTREME and LEGENDARY LOCATIONS.

TRAVEL CHANNEL:

DEADLY POSSESSIONS

Developed and oversaw popular GHOST ADVENTURES spinoff, DEADLY POSSESSIONS. 2016

TOY HUNTER

Developed and oversaw production on three seasons of this fan favorite series. 2011-2013

MAN V. FOOD

Oversaw all aspects of creative and production on this mega-hit food competition travel series.

Developed and produced 3 MAN V. FOOD spinoff series

BERT THE CONQUEROR

Oversaw Production on BERT THE CONQUEROR, starring Bert Kreischer – 2009-2011 & 2015

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HISTORY CHANNEL /POWDERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS | Boston, MA 2008

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lead producer overseeing brand defining, THE WORKS, a 10-episode docuseries exploring the hidden

stories and wow factors of iconic topics such as beer, tattoos, guns, garbage, and robots.

RIVR MEDIA I Knoxville, TN: 2002 – 2007

SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Developed and supervised over 240+ of multiple home make over series.

E! ENTERTAINMENT | Los Angeles, CA: 1997 – 2001

PRODUCER, MYSTERIES & SCANDALS

Produced MARILYN MONROE series pilot, creating sticky formatting hooks that established the

template for the next 100+ episodes. Carefully crafted narrative of the most controversial stories

without censorship.

RESEARCH/ CO-PRODUCER: 1990-1997

Freelance script and book coverage as a professional reader for studios, production companies,

managers and agencies. Also research for scripted films and documentaries.

AVNET KERNER PRODS I Los Angeles, CA

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES: Story Editor and materials researcher for this beloved film.

EDUCATION:

HARVARD UNIVERSITY I Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude | Visual & Environmental Studies, Minor: French & German Literature

INTERNATIONAL HONORS PROGRAM:

Spent a year in France, Austria, Serbia, Hungary, India, Bali, Australia and Japan, studying film and ritual

with anthropologists and directors. Learned to shoot, edit and immerse oneself in cultures.

Heinrich Hertz Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany

Earned honors in History & German Literature.

Hunter College High School, NY, NY

Graduated with awards in English & Social Studies.

SKILLS

French and German, spoken and written.

Trained speed reader.

Multi-media artist.

Versatile chef.