Lisa Schwartz
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United States

IFC Films



Schwartz led another bold charge into the streaming wars in May 2019 with the launch of IFC Films Unlimited, an SVOD service featuring several hundred titles from its distribution labels IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, including such award winners as “Y Tu Mamá También,” “The Trip,” “Two Days, One Night,” “45 Years” and “The Babadook.” She previously spearheaded development of the streamer Sundance Now, which debuted in 2014. Schwartz joined IFC Films in 2006 after serving as an SVP in the national distribution division of its parent company AMC Networks. Among her recent IFC Films acquisitions are Lynn Shelton’s comedy “Sword of Trust” and Australian period revenge tale “The Nightingale” from Jennifer Kent (following her IFC production “Babadook”).


  • IFC Films
  • AMC Networks


  • Cabrini College (PA, USA)
  • CTAM University (MD, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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ABC Bows 4 More Digital-Only Originals, Including Comedy From YouTube Star Lisa Schwartz

ABC Bows 4 More Digital-Only Originals, Including Comedy From YouTube Star Lisa Schwartz

ABC is boosting its digital-exclusive originals lineup with four new short-form series available for free on its apps and website, including a sitcom from YouTube actress-comedian Lisa Schwartz.The four new ABCd originals — arriving before the fall TV season kicks in — come after the network relaunched its free streaming services in July. That was anchored by seven short-form series, available only online, including shows starring Ty Burrell and Iliza Shlesinger. In addition, ABC added full seasons of 38 older shows from its library like "Ugly Betty," "Sports Night"...


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