Alex Schmider, Associate Director, Transgender Representation

 

Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30, Alex Schmider is an award-winning film producer and the Associate Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD. In his role at GLAAD, he advises media and entertainment industry leaders, and consults with production companies, editorial teams, brands, and corporations on how best to approach LGBTQ and, specifically, transgender characters, storylines, marketing, social impact campaigns, and gender inclusion on digital platforms including dating apps, health & wellness subscription services, social media, database collection, and telecommunications. 

He is Producer of the Hulu Original Documentary CHANGING THE GAME (2021) and Associate Producer of the Netflix Original Documentary DISCLOSURE (2020) in which he co-authored the accompanying Toolkit for Entertainment Industry Professionals. 

Named one of them's 2021 Now List, honoring LGBTQ+ visionaries, Schmider is also a member of the PGA’s inaugural Create class of producers.

He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Tufts University in 2013 with a minor in Media & Communications, concentrating on the effects of media representation and consumer behaviors on identity and interpersonal relationships.

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