Rick Schwartz

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Rick Schwartz
Rick Schwartz Producer, CEO of Jerrick Ventures and Overnight ProductionsLLC.jpg
Born New York
Nationality American
Occupation Film and TV Producer

Rick Schwartz is an American film and television producer and financier based in New York, whose credits include The Departed,[1] Gangs of New York, Machete,[2] The Others,[3] and Lip Sync Battle.[4][5]

He has contributed articles to The Huffington Post,[6] Times of London, ESPN's Grantland, and The Daily Beast.[7]


Schwartz began his film career at Miramax under Harvey and Bob Weinstein, working there for seven years and eventually serving as the company's senior vice president of production. At Miramax, Schwartz oversaw the development and production of projects including Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, and The Departed,[8] and Alejandro Amenabar’s The Others.[8]

In 2008, Schwartz founded Overnight Productions, which has financed and produced movies by directors including Robert Rodriguez, Darren Aronofsky and Gela Babluani.[9]


Lip Sync Battle 2015 Executive Producer
Machete Kills 2013 Producer
Machete 2010 Producer
13 2010 Producer
Labor Pains 2009 Producer
Lucky Ones, TheThe Lucky Ones 2008 Producer
First Born 2007 Producer
Departed, TheThe Departed 2006 Co-Producer
Aviator, TheThe Aviator 2004 Executive Producer
Human Stain, TheThe Human Stain 2003 Executive Producer
Battle of Shaker Heights, TheThe Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 Executive Producer
Gangs of New York 2002 Co-Executive Producer
Birthday Girl 2001 Executive Producer
Others, TheThe Others 2001 Executive Producer
Malèna 2001 Executive Producer
Love's Labour's Lost 2000 Associate Producer
Shakespeare in Love 1998 assistant: Harvey Weinstein
The Mighty 1998 assistant: Harvey Weinstein


  1. ^ Ian Mohr (January 20, 2015). "Matchmaker revealed! The man who set up Fallon and Kidman". Page Six. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Man in 'Black'". Wizard World. 
  3. ^ "Overnight Prods". Variety. November 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ Tony Maglio (November 22, 2014). "Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' Heads to Spike TV". The Wrap. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva (November 21, 2014). "Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski And Stephen Merchant To Produce & Perform On Lip Sync Battle Series For Spike". Deadline. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Huffington Post Biography, Rick Schwartz", The Huffington Post 
  7. ^ "Producer Rick Schwartz gets book deal". Page Six. September 19, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Prod'n vet Schwartz will ankle Miramax", Variety, Feb 19, 2004, retrieved February 5, 2016 
  9. ^ "Rick Schwartz launches Overnight", Variety, Sep 9, 2008, retrieved February 5, 2016 

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