Amy Schatz

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Amy Schatz
EducationMcGill University
OccupationDirector and Producer
Notable work
Classical Baby, The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm

Amy Schatz is an American director and producer of documentaries and children's shows and series.[1][2][3]

Schatz's titles include the Classical Baby series[4][5] and the bedtime classic, Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales.[6][7][8] She recently completed The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm, a short documentary on The Holocaust and Saving My Tomorrow,[9][10] a 6-part HBO series on the environment produced in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History.

Her work has earned 8 Emmy Awards,[11] 5 Directors Guild of America Awards,[12][13] 3 Peabody Awards,[7][14][15] Parents' Choice Award, the Gracie Award, 5 Animation Emmy Awards, and others.

Additional HBO shows include An Apology to Elephants,[16] a film with Lily Tomlin, A Child's Garden of Poetry[17], A Family is a Family is a Family: a Rosie O’Donnell Celebration,[18] Don't Divorce Me! Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce,[3] 'Twas the Night, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression,[19] Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001,[20] The Music in Me, the 12-part Harold and the Purple Crayon, and others.

Schatz has also produced award-winning arts programs and documentaries for PBS. Her credits include the Bill Moyers series, Moyers on Addiction, A World of Ideas and What Can We Do About Violence? Also for PBS, she produced Fred Friendly's Before I Die and Your Money & Your Life and stories for the arts series City Arts and EGG. Her feature film credits include associate producer on George Balanchine's The Nutcracker[21] and Meredith Monk's Books of Days.

Schatz is a graduate of McGill University, Montreal, and lives in New York City with her husband and two kids. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Women in Film, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


  1. ^ "Amy Schatz". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  2. ^ Desk, TV News. "HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2018". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  3. ^ a b "Kids And Divorce: In HBO's 'Don't Divorce Me,' Kids Give Advice To Parents". Huffington Post. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  4. ^ "Classical Baby". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  5. ^ Schatz, Amy (2008-04-12), Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show, Andy Garcia, Langston Hughes, John Lithgow, retrieved 2017-12-18
  6. ^ "Amy Schatz And Max Rudin". The New York Times. 1999-10-10. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  7. ^ a b Peabody Awards (2015-08-28), Amy Schatz - Goodnight Moon - 1999 Peabody Award Acceptance Speech, retrieved 2018-01-12
  8. ^ Schatz, Amy, Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales, Justin Arnold, Tony Bennett, Billy Crystal, retrieved 2017-12-18
  9. ^ Saving My Tomorrow, Willie Nelson, Ziggy Marley, Susan Sarandon, retrieved 2017-12-18
  10. ^ "'Saving My Tomorrow': Little Kids Grapple With Big Questions on Earth Day". Newsweek. 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  11. ^ "Amy Schatz | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  12. ^ "Winner and Nominee Search". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  13. ^ "DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2015 -". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  14. ^ "The Music in Me". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  15. ^ "How Do You Spell God?". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  16. ^ "An Apology to Elephants: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  17. ^ "A Child's Garden of Poetry Receives Primetime Emmy® Nomination". Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  18. ^ "HBO DOCUMENTARIES - A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY: A ROSIE O'DONNELL CELEBRATION". International Documentary Association. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  19. ^ "Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  20. ^ "Through A Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001". Television Academy. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  21. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1993-11-22). "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-12.

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