Cathy Schulman is a Best Picture Academy Award® winning producer and has been the President of Women In Film since 2011. Schulman was most recently the Head of Production for STX Entertainment. Films under Schulman’s purview included the Summer 2016 hit Bad Moms, written and directed by The Hangover’s Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Christina Applegate; and the critical darling The Edge of Seventeen starring Woody Harrelson and Hailee Steinfeld, for whom it garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Schulman produced the film with Jim Brooks, and it was written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who is nominated for a 2017 DGA Award.Her upcoming releases include The Space Between Us, directed by Peter Chelsom and starring Gary Oldman and Asa Butterfield; and The Foreigner, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan. Under her own Bull’s Eye Entertainment banner, Schulman producedCrash, directed by Paul Haggis and starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon and Terrence Howard. In addition to Schulman receiving the film’s Best Picture Oscar in 2006, Crash received Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. Among many of the notable films Schulman has produced are Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe; Voices,starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick; Bernie, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey; Mike Mills’ first film, the award-winning Thumbsucker; and The Illusionist, starring Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. She also developed and arranged the financing for Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, starring Leonard DiCaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, and Cameron Diaz.
Schulman is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, a USC Stark Program producer’s mentor and has taught graduate level film producing at UCLA and the Dodge College of Film Media and Arts at Chapman University, where she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate. She has also served as a judge for the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards. She is a notable industry spokesperson and public speaker and most recently gave the 2016 media address for International Woman’s Day at the United Nations. Schulman is a graduate of Yale University, with a double major in Theater Studies and History of Art. She is the mother of one daughter and resides in Los Angeles, California.