Ken Schneider

San Francisco, California, United States

Film Projects


Ken Schneider, a documentary film producer and editor, has edited 20 feature-length films, about war and peace, artists’ lives, American history, and contemporary social issues. Films he edited have won an Emmy, a Peabody, a Columbia-Dupont, an Indie Spirit, top awards at Sundance, other major festival awards, and have been nominated for an Oscar and additional Emmys. Ken co-edited Regret To Inform, a film the New Yorks Times described as ”unforgettable … exquisitely filmed, edited and scored.” His films have appeared on PBS’ series American Masters, POV, and Independent Lens, and in film festivals worldwide. Ken’s collaborations include works with dancer/performance artist, Nina Wise; solo theater performer, Charlie Varon; Academy Award-winning filmmakers, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman; and Academy Award-winning sound designer, Richard Beggs, among others. Ken has consulted on dozens of documentaries, and lectures at San Francisco City College, the San Francisco Art Institute, and New York University. He and his family live in San Francisco. A partial list of his projects includes: Regret To Inform, Have You Heard From Johannesburg (7-part series on South Africa), The Good War and Those Who Refused To Fight It, Orozco: Man of Fire, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey, Store Wars, and School Colors.