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 LGB and, specifically, transgender characters, storylines, marketing, social impact campaigns, and gender inclusion on digital platforms.
He is a producer of the award-winning Hulu Original Documentary Changing the Game (Tribeca, 2019) and acclaimed Netflix Original Documentary Disclosure (Sundance, 2020), a Peabody Award nominee and recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Best Documentary. He runs the social media strategy and accounts for both films.
Among his appearances, he has spoken on panels for Accenture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the ACLU, Disney, ESPN, FOX, Good Pitch, Getty Images, Google, HBO, Instagram, Mastercard, Meredith Corporation, the NBA, the National Association of Media Literacy Education, the National Board of Review, Outfest, Procter & Gamble, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tinder, Tumblr, Viacom, and Zoom.
He is an alumna juror for the San Francisco International Film Festival and was named one of them's 2021 Now List, honoring LGBTQ+ visionaries.