HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK
DEBORAH SCHINDLER (Producer) was one of the producers
of "Waiting to Exhale," adapted from the best-selling
novel by Terry McMillan. The film, a critical and box-office success,
grossed over $67 million domestically.
Schindler's filmmaking experience has been extensive and varied.
She served as Vice President of Creative Affairs, East Coast,
for Columbia Pictures under David Puttnam (the producer of "Midnight
Express," "The Killing Fields" and "Chariots
of Fire," among other films). During Dawn Steel's tenure
as President of Columbia Pictures, Schindler was a producer/development
executive overseeing production deals for Matthew Broderick and
Mikhail Barishnikov. She subsequently was Associate Producer on
Twentieth Century Fox's "Prelude to a Kiss."
Schindler began her film career as an assistant to Martin Scorsese,
with whom she worked on "Raging Bull," "The King
of Comedy," "The Last Temptation of Christ" and
"The Color of Money," eventually rising to associate
producer on Scorsese's "After Hours."
Film projects Schindler has in development include "Slow
Waltz in Cedar Bend," based upon the best-selling novel by
Robert James Wailer, with a screenplay by Eric Roth ("Forrest
Gump," "The Horse Whisperer"); "Zero Hour,"
Joseph Finder's timely thriller which screenwriter Cynthia Cidre
("Mambo Kings," "Anna Karenina") has adapted
for the screen, and which Schindler and Jan De Bont will produce,
with Ezra Swerdlow and Michael Peyser serving as Executive Producers;
"The Falconer," based on Elaine McCarthy's romantic
first novel about an unhappily married woman who meets the great
love of her life shortly after learning she is terminally ill,
which Agnieszka 1-lolland ("Europa, Europa" and "Secret
Garden") will direct from a screenplay by Cynthia Cidre;
and "The Exes," from Pagan Kennedy's recently published
Schindler lives in New York City where she runs her production
company, Deborah Schindler Productions, and lives with her daughter
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