Harold Schneider

Producer, Assistant director, Production manager
Powerful associate and then executive producer with a good eye for intelligent, popular material. Schneider was the associate producer of fine films, with his brother Bert, of the late 60s and 70s, mostly talky ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1939 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (14)

Hoffa 1992 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wargames 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Entity 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Days of Heaven 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

The House of God 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stay Hungry 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

The King of Marvin Gardens 1971 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Last Picture Show 1971 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Five Easy Pieces 1970 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Toothpaste Millionaire (TV Show)

Producer
Production Management (4)

Hoffa 1992 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

A Safe Place 1970 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Head 1968 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Biography

Powerful associate and then executive producer with a good eye for intelligent, popular material. Schneider was the associate producer of fine films, with his brother Bert, of the late 60s and 70s, mostly talky, smart-as-hell paeans to societal estrangement, usually projects of Bob Rafelson and/or Jack Nicholson. With Bert executive producing, Schneider managed "Head" (1968) and associate produced "Five Easy Pieces" (1970) and "The Last Picture Show" (1971). Schneider started producing independently with Bob Rafaelson's "Stay Hungry" (1975). He co-produced the Jack Nicholson directorial efforts, "Goin' South" (1978) and "The Two Jakes" (1992), and performed similar duties on Terrence Malick's much-praised "Days of Heaven" (1978). In addition, Schneider is responsible for the box-office success "War Games" (1983) and the Rafelson's "Black Widow" (1987). His final co-producing effort was Danny De Vito's critically maligned "Hoffa" (1992), a film which, as with most of his other collaborations, involved Jack Nicholson. His one TV credit was as co-producer of ABC afterschool special, "The Toothpaste Millionaire" (1974).

Relationships

Amy Schneider

Wife

Abe Schneider

Father

Bert Schneider Executive Producer

Brother
Older

EDUCATION

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster , Pennsylvania

Milestones

1992

Last film produced, "Hoffa"

1975

First film as independent producer, "Stay Hungry"

1974

TV producing debut, "The Toothpaste Millionaire"; broadcast as an "ABC Afterschool Special"

1969

First associate producer credit, "Five Easy Pieces"

1968

Debut as assistant director "That Cold Day in the Park"

1968

First time as feature production manager "Head"

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