Todd Shotz

 

Todd Shotz is a producer and Jewish Education Consultant who has been producing film and television projects for the past 15 years. He served as Executive Producer of On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone (2017) about an uberfan’s journey to find the reclusive music legend that made its premiere at Slamdance and will be released soon. Todd and his production company, T42 Entertainment, produced the LGBT-themed narrative film Lazy Eye (2016) – written & directed by Tim Kirkman – which played at 27 film festivals and opened theatrically in November 2016. It is now on Amazon Prime. As a part of the film’s premiere at QFlix in his hometown, Philadelphia, Todd received the film festival’s first-ever Producer’s Award. In 2013, Todd was the Executive Producer of the comedy horror flick “Ghost Team One,” which premiered at Slamdance and was released theatrically by Film Arcade/Paramount.

Previously, Todd was VP of film and TV development at Cheyenne Enterprises, working on projects such as Live Free or Die Hard (2007), 16 Blocks (2006), and Timber Falls (2007). Also, as a documentary producer, he oversaw production of Oscar winner Frieda Lee Mock’s Wrestling with Angels (2006), about playwright/activist Tony Kushner which played at Sundance, as well as the docuseries pilot Way Out (2008) for Showtime Networks.

In 2009, Todd received the Human Rights Campaign’s E-Hero Award for his team’s work in producing an online video campaign against Prop 8. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of JQ International, the main LGBT Jewish organization in LA. Leading a dual life as both a film producer and Jewish educator, Todd founded and serves as the Executive Director for the personalized Jewish education and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation company, Hebrew Helpers, which works with more than 150 families in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC and Philadelphia.