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One of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Media, Alex Schmider is an award-winning film producer and the Associate 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, product updates, and demographic data collection.

He is producer of the award-winning and Critics Choice Award nominated Hulu Original Documentary Changing the Game (Tribeca, 2019) and Netflix Original Documentary Disclosure (Sundance, 2020), a Peabody Award honoree and recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Best Documentary. He runs the social media strategy, accounts, and impact campaigns for both films which are each Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. 


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

Named one of them's 2021 Now List, honoring LGBTQ+ visionaries, and a member of the Producer's Guild of America's inaugural Create class, he is an alumna juror for the San Francisco International Film Festival and Outfest Film Festival.

He is a proud UCLA Anderson Business School dropout.