Jeffrey Schwarz

Los Angeles, California, United States

Film Projects


Jeffrey Schwarz is an Emmy Award-winning producer, director and editor based in Los Angeles. His latest feature documentary is Commitment to Life, which chronicles the city of Los Angeles’ response to the HIV/AIDS crisis. It premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February, 2023. Previous work includes Boulevard! A Hollywood Story, which premiered at Los Angeles Outfest in 2021, The Fabulous Allan Carr, which debuted at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, the 2015 SXSW premiere Tab Hunter Confidential, the Emmy Award-winning HBO Documentary Films’ Vito, I Am Divine, Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon, and the 2007 AFI Fest Documentary Audience Award-winner Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story. He has also been a producer of studio EPKs, Blu-ray and DVD features, and original television programming through his company, Automat Pictures. Hailed as an “EPK samurai” by Variety, he has produced bonus content for directors such as Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Jonathan Demme, John Waters, Wes Craven, Rob Reiner, Barry Sonnenfeld, Adam Shankman, Paul Verhoeven, Chris Columbus, and the Coen Brothers. Schwarz appeared in The Advocate’s “Out 100” in 2013, and was the recipient of the 2015 Frameline Award, which honors those who have made a major contribution to LGBT representation in film, television, and the media arts.