Charles "Chiz" Schultz collection,

Title
Charles "Chiz" Schultz collection, 1968-1990.
Author
Schultz, Chiz.
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Description
13 boxes, 4.8 lin. ft. (13 boxes)
Genre/Form
Scripts.
Note
  • Printed material transferred to General Research and Reference Division.
  • Posters transferred to Arts and Artifacts Division.
  • Audio and video cassettes transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Biography (note)
  • A producer for film and television, Charles Hamilton "Chiz" Schultz's career spans over forty years. He is best known for his work in television and as a producer of films featuring African Americans. Schultz began his career in show business as a stage manager, actor and producer with various summer stock companies from 1946-1953. After graduating from Princeton University in 1954, he was employed by television networks, eventually producing specials, such as "The Judy Garland Show."
  • As executive producer of programs with the Educational Broadcasting Corporation in 1962, Schultz established the original programming department for Channel 13, becoming director of programs in 1963. The following year he served as program executive for CBS-TV, supervising specials and series for the network.
  • In 1968 Schultz joined Belafonte Enterprises, Inc. (B.E.I) as president and executive producer of film and television. From 1968 to 1975, he developed and produced several shows featuring singer, actor and president of B.E.I, Harry Belafonte, including the 1969 Off-Broadway tribute to Lorraine Hansberry, "To Be Young Gifted and Black." In 1972, Schultz formed his first production company, Chiz Schultz, Inc., producing half hour and feature films. As a consultant to the Children's Television Workshop, he designed a program advisory service to meet its television programming needs. He was also a consultant to the Ford Foundation, creating and supervising the first minority training program in the film industry. From 1977 to 1979, Schultz produced television shows for Public Broadcasting Service and NBC-TV, winning an Emmy nomination for his production of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." In 1982 he became the executive producer of "Betcha Don't Know," a series of thirty second info-mercials for NBC-TV.
  • Fireside Entertainment Corporation was Chiz Schultz's second production company, formed in 1986 with Steven Schwartz. Among its many successful productions were "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle. He also produced the National Geographic Explorer series for the Discovery Channel. He continues to work as a producer with his production companies, Chiz Schultz, Inc. and Charles IV Productions.
Call Number
Sc MG 396
Author
Schultz, Chiz.
Title
Charles "Chiz" Schultz collection, 1968-1990.
Summary
The Charles H. "Chiz" Schultz collection documents film and television projects, either created by or featuring black artists which Schultz produced or considered for production. The collection also documents Schultz's employment with Belafonte Enterprises Inc., as well as his own production companies: Chiz Schultz Inc. and Fireside Entertainment Corporations.
The Belafonte Enterprises Inc. series (1968-1976) documents production ideas and specific projects with which Schultz was involved, and includes memoranda by Harry Belafonte, Schultz and other staff giving reports on projects, feature films, television and theatrical productions. Two of the projects were the United Negro College Fund and the Ford Foundation Consultant Program. The Chiz Schultz Inc. series (1972-1985) contains information on the projects and proposals with which the company was engaged, including feature and documentary films. The writers for whom there is documentation include Charles Fuller, Charles Holland and Larry Neal. The Firestone Entertainment Corporation material (1987-1990) includes scripts for Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" and proposals for a television special saluting black theatrical performers.
The Projects and Proposals series (1972-1989) documents film and television projects Schultz produced or considered for production. Among the materials are budgets, proposals, production files, contracts, correspondence, outlines, clippings and scripts. The project and proposals include "The Derriere Pain," a television episode written by Schultz for the late 1970's series "Watch Your Mouth!," and Richard Wesley's "The House of Dies Drear." Many of the pieces deal with African history or have African themes. Among these are Babcob Film's Synopsis of "Jom," a Rising Sun Productions proposal for the "Afrikan Sun," and scripts and synopses of "Sundiata." Pieces that focus on South Africa include Mbogeni Ngema's "Asinimali" and Grigori Owens' novel "Johannesburg."
The General series (1972-1990) includes correspondence documenting Schultz's business and personal relationships. There are administrative files documenting his role as a member of the board of directors and consultant for the Hudson Valley Freedom Theatre. The series also contains resumes of actors, actresses, and script writers and script readers who worked for Schultz, in addition to playbills, programs and clippings.
Biography
A producer for film and television, Charles Hamilton "Chiz" Schultz's career spans over forty years. He is best known for his work in television and as a producer of films featuring African Americans. Schultz began his career in show business as a stage manager, actor and producer with various summer stock companies from 1946-1953. After graduating from Princeton University in 1954, he was employed by television networks, eventually producing specials, such as "The Judy Garland Show."
As executive producer of programs with the Educational Broadcasting Corporation in 1962, Schultz established the original programming department for Channel 13, becoming director of programs in 1963. The following year he served as program executive for CBS-TV, supervising specials and series for the network.
In 1968 Schultz joined Belafonte Enterprises, Inc. (B.E.I) as president and executive producer of film and television. From 1968 to 1975, he developed and produced several shows featuring singer, actor and president of B.E.I, Harry Belafonte, including the 1969 Off-Broadway tribute to Lorraine Hansberry, "To Be Young Gifted and Black." In 1972, Schultz formed his first production company, Chiz Schultz, Inc., producing half hour and feature films. As a consultant to the Children's Television Workshop, he designed a program advisory service to meet its television programming needs. He was also a consultant to the Ford Foundation, creating and supervising the first minority training program in the film industry. From 1977 to 1979, Schultz produced television shows for Public Broadcasting Service and NBC-TV, winning an Emmy nomination for his production of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." In 1982 he became the executive producer of "Betcha Don't Know," a series of thirty second info-mercials for NBC-TV.
Fireside Entertainment Corporation was Chiz Schultz's second production company, formed in 1986 with Steven Schwartz. Among its many successful productions were "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle. He also produced the National Geographic Explorer series for the Discovery Channel. He continues to work as a producer with his production companies, Chiz Schultz, Inc. and Charles IV Productions.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 396
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