Speaker Sander Schwartz


Sander Schwartz

Producer

Grom Social

Sander Schwartz is president of Grom Social, the leading safe, COPPA compliant social network for kids 6 to 16 years-old with over 4.3 million registered users worldwide. As an independent producer, Sander develops content for domestic and international exhibitors and distribution platforms.  

Sander has received multiple Emmy Award nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and was awarded an Emmy for his role in producing “The Batman” series for Kids WB.  He has also received numerous other awards, including the Humanitas, Peabody Award, KidScreen and the Prism Awards.

From 2009 through 2013, Sander was President, Kids and Family Entertainment for FremantleMedia Enterprises (“FME”), a division he founded within the world’s leading independent television production, distribution and brand management company. 

Before joining FME, Sander was President of Warner Bros. Animation and responsible for the production of theatrical, television and made-for-video animated programming. Sander also worked with Warner Bros. Pictures to develop animated feature films based on all-new characters, as well as the Studio’s classic LooneyTunes, DC Comics and Hanna-Barbera properties.

Warner Bros Animation projects overseen by Schwartz include the multiple Emmy Award winner “What’s New Scooby Doo”, the Emmy-nominated “Xiaolin Showdown”, “Teen Titans”, “Justice League Unlimited”, “Johnny Test”, and “Krypto the Superdog”. 

Sander joined Warner Bros. from Sony Pictures Family Entertainment (SPFE), where he served as the division’s first President, responsible for creating family-orientated entertainment and animation across all media, including “Jackie Chan Adventures”, “Max Steel”, Dragon Tales” and “Men in Black: The Series”.

Prior to the formation of SPFE, Sander established Columbia TriStar Television Children’s Programming (“CTTCP”).  During his tenure as President, CTTCP produced 11 new television series consisting of over 450 half-hours of syndicated and network programming.

Prior to joining Columbia TriStar Television, Schwartz was Executive Vice President of TMS Entertainment, a subsidiary of the iconic Japanese animation production company, Tokyo Movie Shinsha. 

Speaking at: From Toys-to-Life to Life on Netflix: A Skylanders Academy case study

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