Academy Award® winning producer Cathy Schulman became President of Mandalay Pictures in January 2007. As President of Mandalay Pictures, Schulman is a part of an elite group of women who head self-financed production companies. She also sits on the Board of Mandalay Vision, Mandalay’s independent financing and production label, where she oversees the division’s creative affairs. Her experience as both an executive and producer dates back to 1987. In early 2015, Schulman will produce the Mandalay Film Whatever Makes You Happy.
Recently, Schulman completed Mandalay’s Horns, directed by Alex Aja, starring Daniel Radcliffe and based on Joe Hill’s best selling novel. Schulman also recently wrapped Marjane Satrapi’s latest film The Voices. Schulman is also in post production on Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Hoult and Christina Hendricks. Schulman’s Mandalay film When The Game Stands Tall was released by Sony Pictures on August 22, 2014.
Previous to Mandalay, Schulman produced Crash, 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.
Active in the industry, Schulman is the President of Women In Film, a Board Member of Film Independent and has served as a Council Member of the Producers Guild of America. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, a USC Stark Program producer’s mentor and teaches graduate level film producing at UCLA and the Dodge College of Film Media and Arts at Chapman University, where she was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate. She has also served as a judge for the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards. She 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.