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Alex Schmider is an acclaimed film producer and the Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization.


In his work, he advises media and entertainment industry leaders, and consults with production companies, editorial teams, brands, and corporations on how best to approach LGBTQ and, specifically, transgender characters, storylines, marketing, social impact campaigns, and gender inclusion on digital platforms. He is known for his work architecting dating app features and gender improved product updates for tech and content companies, including IMDb.

His producing credits include Changing the Game (Hulu 2021), Disclosure (Netflix 2020), Framing Agnes (Kino Lorber 2022), Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story (Netflix 2022) and Chasing Chasing Amy (2023).

Among The Hollywood Reporter's preeminent agents of change for entertainment industry, he currently sits on the Advisory Committee for the Ad Council, serves on the Board for the 19th newsroom, and is an active member of the Producers Guild of America, the Documentary Producers Alliance, and the Television Academy. 

He is a proud UCLA Anderson Business School dropout and, while still a Forbes 30 Under 30 list member, he is gleefully no longer under 30.


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