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Producer-Director Eddie Schmidt Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

Producer-Director Eddie Schmidt Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

Producer, director and documentarian Eddie Schmidt (In Search Of) has signed an overall deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal Television for both unscripted and scripted fare, respectively.

The Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker has produced six projects that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, including Netflix’s Chelsea Does, which he also directed, HBO’s Emmy-nominated Valentine Road, IFC’s This Film Is Not Yet Rated (which he co-wrote), HBO’s Oscar-nominated Twist of Faith, Morgan Neville’s Emmy-nominated music doc Troubadours for PBS and the prescient teenage tapestry Chain Camera.

On the TV side, Schmidt most recently served as executive producer/showrunner and episodic director of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious, with chef David Chang, and the new In Search Of, starring Zachary Quinto for History. Previously, Schmidt was executive producer/showrunner and director of The Case of: Jonbenet Ramsey for CBS, executive producer/showrunner of Bravo’s Newlyweds: The First Year

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