Sector Series Development
Preferred Job Title Senior Vice President
DANIEL A. SCHWARTZ
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.
Developed format, cast Generation Z hosts for a hit EXPEDITION UNKNOWN spinoff. 2018-2020
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
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.
Developed and oversaw popular GHOST ADVENTURES spinoff, DEADLY POSSESSIONS. 2016
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
HISTORY CHANNEL /POWDERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS | Boston, MA – 2008
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
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
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.
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.
French and German, spoken and written.
Trained speed reader.