With Harry Belafonte, Chiz Schultz produced Robert Nemiroff's collection of Hansberry's works and writings, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, the longest-running Off Broadway play of the 1968–69 season. He was the first Program Director for New York's Channel 13.
Schultz produced A Raisin in the Sun (starring Danny Glover) for American Playhouse and Ron Ribman’s adaptation of Saul Bellows’ Seize the Day (starring Robin Williams) for NBC-TV. He was executive producer of Columbia Pictures’ A Soldier’s Story, directed by Norman Jewison and nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor).
For NBC-TV, he produced Too Far to Go, which three major critics listed in “the ten best movies made for television.” It starred Blythe Danner and Michael Moriarty and was adapted from stories by John Updike. For PBS’ Wonderworks series, Schultz produced the two-hour The House of Dies Drear starring Howard Rollins, Gloria Foster, and Clarence Williams III.
Paul Robeson: Here I Stand, a two-hour biography of Paul Robeson, aired on PBS’ American Masters series in 1999 and won “Best Strand Documentary Award” from the International Documentary Association in 2000. Schultz produced Bill Gunn's cult-classic feature Ganja and Hess (now in Blu-ray release) and is co-producer of Spike Lee's recent feature, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
He is Executive Producer of a two-hour documentary on Lorraine Hansberry now in post-production for PBS' American Masters series.
Name: Chiz Schultz
Lives in: Nyack, New York
Occupation: Actor, Producer and Filmmaker