Since its formation in 1999, Stick Figure has developed and produced 500+ hours of films and series for over 40 television networks and digital platforms, including HBO, Hulu, ESPN, FOX, IFC, BBC, A&E, Nat Geo, Discovery and more.
Founded by Oscar nominated filmmaker, Steven Cantor, Stick Figure has specialized in character driven feature documentaries and docu-series such as HBO's Family Bonds (HBO), Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (E!/Style), American Gypsies (National Geographic) and Catching Hell (The Weather Channel.)
Stick Figure’s accolades include: Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short Subjects (1994), Best Feature Film at the LA Independent Film Festival (2000), Emmy nominations for Best Documentary (2003), Outstanding Informational Programming (2011), Emmy awards for The Mask with Henrik Lundqvist and Clyde’s New York Audience Awards at Sundance Film Festival (2017), nominations at TIFF, Berlin, Telluride, Tribeca, Venice, Melbourne and more.
Whether profiling Amish teenagers or fashion divas or bail bondsmen or gypsies or rock bands or sports teams, Stick Figure brings its unique ability to build characters and artfully reveal tension to every project they undertake.
Steven Cantor is the founder and director of Stick Figure. Seven of his films have been nominated for Emmy Awards, with one winning, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his first film. Notable works include the films Tent City, USA, Unraveled, No One Dies in Lily Dale Reporter with Nicholas Kristof, I Am an Animal, What Remains, loudQUIETloud: A Film about Pixies, American Masters: Willie Nelson, Devil's Playground, Blood Ties, and "Dancer."
Cantor also directed and executive produced the HBO series Family Bonds, and has executive produced numerous other television series through his Stick Figure Productions banner.
Steven is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television.
Jamie Schutz is an Emmy Award winning producer and director who has worked leading the production of feature film, branded content and TV projects for over 20 years.
Television credits include Executive Producer on JASON OF BEVERLY HILLS for E! and THE UGLY AGENCY for TLC, Co-Executive Producer on MIAMI INK and SHALOM IN THE HOME for TLC. In 2003, Jamie co-created and co-produced the first reality feature film, THE REAL CANCUN, distributed worldwide by New Line Cinema and in 2000, Jamie spent four months in Borneo producing the first season of the groundbreaking reality series SURVIVOR for CBS.
Jamie graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and currently serves on the Board of Representatives for The Producer’s Guild of America East.
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Jessica has developed, produced, and provided consultation for television, digital series, short & feature length documentary films. She has worked with networks ranging from E! to ESPN and HBO to HGTV.
Prior to Stick Figure, Jessica worked at a number of NYC's high profile production companies in development, casting, production, and post. She has developed and produced series such as Travel Channel's Chow Masters, OWN's 2 Fat 2 Fly, Food Network's Sweet Genius, branded series for Chevrolet and GMC, and Discovery's Oddities – among others.
Jessica graduated from Colgate University with an Art Major and Film and Media Studies minor.
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