Amy Schatz is an award-winning director and producer of children's shows, series, and documentaries. Her work -- a mix of animation, live action, celebrity performances, music videos, and heartfelt interviews with kids -- has earned 8 Emmy Awards, 5 Directors Guild of America Awards, 3 Peabody Awards, Parents' Choice Awards, and others.
Schatz's shows include the critically acclaimed Classical Baby series and the bedtime classic, Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales. Most recently, she completed Song of Parkland, a film with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama department, and two films about September 11th — In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 and What Happened on September 11. Among her other projects are The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm, a Holocaust story, Saving My Tomorrow, a 6-part HBO series on the environment, produced in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, and An Apology to Elephants, a film with Lily Tomlin.
Additional HBO titles include: A Child's Garden of Poetry, A Family is a Family is a Family, Don't Divorce Me! Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce, ’Twas the Night, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression, Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001, and Rosie O'Donnell's Kids are Punny. Other HBO credits include director on The Music in Me, producer on the 13-part animated Harold and the Purple Crayon as well as Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger and How Do You Spell God?
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 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 teens. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Women in Film, and the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences.