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One of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Media, Alex Schmider is an award-winning film producer and the Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization.


At GLAAD, 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 product updates for tech companies.

His producing credits include the Hulu Original Documentary Changing the Game (Tribeca, 2019), Netflix Original Documentary Disclosure (Sundance, 2020), Kino Lorber acquisition Framing Agnes (Sundance, 2022), Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story (Outfest, 2022) and Chasing Chasing Amy (TBD). He runs the social media strategy, accounts, and impact campaigns for these films.

Changing the Game and Disclosure are certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, recipients of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary in their respective years, and each are Peabody Awards recognized.


Among his appearances, he has been invited to speak by Accenture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the ACLU, American Film Market, ATX TV Festival, Disney, ESPN, Facebook, FOX, Good Pitch, Getty Images, Google, HBO, The Hollywood Reporter, Hot Docs, Instagram, IDA, Mastercard, Meredith Corporation, the NBA, the National Association of Media Literacy Education, the National Board of Review, Netflix, Nike, Penske Media Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, TIFF, Technicolor International, Tinder, Tumblr, Viacom, and Zoom.

Named one of them's 2021 Now List, honoring LGBTQ+ visionaries, and featured as one of The Hollywood Reporter's preeminent agents of change for entertainment industry DEI, he currently sits on the Advisory Committee for the Ad Council and is an active member of the Producers Guild of America. 

He is a proud UCLA Anderson Business School dropout.