Don Schain

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Don Schain
Born Donald Rodney Schain
(1941-02-26)February 26, 1941
New Jersey, U.S.
Died December 26, 2015(2015-12-26) (aged 74)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1970-2015
Notable work High School Musical
Spouse(s) Cheri Caffaro (divorced)
Shauna Miller

Donald Rodney "Don" Schain (February 26, 1941 – December 26, 2015)[1] was an American director, writer, and producer of many films and TV movies, most notably for Disney Channel.

Schain joined the movie industry in the early 1970s, directing his then-wife, Cheri Caffaro, in a number of low-budget exploitation films, including the Ginger series.

In the 1990s he moved to Utah and went on to produce movies of a more family-oriented nature for the Disney Channel, including High School Musical, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior and Read It and Weep. He was the first president of the Motion Picture Association of Utah.[2][3]


  1. ^ Means, Sean P. (6 January 2016). "Don Schain, producer behind 'High School Musical,' Utah's movie industry, dies at 74". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 10 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Remembering Don Schain". Motion Picture Association of Utah. 11 January 2016. Archived from the original on 29 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Celebrating Don Schain". Adnews. 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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