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In recent years, Ron Schmidt produced the critically acclaimed Bandslam, directed by Todd Graff and starring Aly Michalka; executive-produced the hit Letters to Juliet, directed by the late Gary Winick and starring Amanda Seyfried; and executive-produced Daniel Barnz’s Won’t Back Down, one of the most-discussed movies of 2012, starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Among the other movies that he has executive-produced are Wes Craven’s Scream 4; Robert Ben Garant’s Balls of Fury; and Craig Brewer’ Black Snake Moan. He was co-producer on Jake Kasdan’s The TV Set, starring David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver, and Asif Kapadia’s The Return, both for producer Aaron Ryder.
Mr. Schmidt has also worked as a unit production manager on movies such as Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City.
The New Jersey native graduated from Syracuse University and commenced his film career in Los Angeles in 1992.