Stacey Sher is a two-time Academy Award nominee, receiving nomination honors for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington, and Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich, with Julia Roberts and Albert Finney.
Sher served as an executive producer on the Academy Award winning documentary
short, Period, End of Sentence, which was co-produced by her daughter Maggie Brown. Sher has produced more than two dozen major motion pictures amassing nearly $2.2 billion at the global box office.
Her many critically acclaimed and commercially successful production credits include such notable titles as Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight; Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight and Contagion; Garden State; Reality Bites; and Get Shorty. Sher has also produced nearly a dozen TV series and TV movies which in addition to AMC’s
hit series Into the Badlands; include the critically acclaimed TV series Sweet/Vicious and Reno 911, on which she served as an executive producer for all six seasons.
Sher is executive producing Mrs. America, a limited television series that goes into production this June for FX, starring Cate Blanchett, who is also exec-producing. Mrs. America is based on an idea that Sher brought directly to John Landgraf at FX, with Emmy-winning writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) writing the series and also serving as showrunner.
In addition, Sher is an executive producer for the television series The Devil in the White City – with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson also exec-producing. The series is in development for Paramount Television and Hulu. Sher is additionally producing the final season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.
Sher recently served as Co-President of Activision Blizzard Studios launching the film and television division for the prolific game company. While at AB Studios, Sher served as a producer on all three seasons of the Emmy Award nominated Netflix animated television series Skylanders Academy, based on the Skylanders game series. Stacey also oversaw active development for the live action feature film Call of Duty, based on the globally renowned game franchise.
Sher has been the recipient of many honors, including by the ACLU for her commitment to film and television projects that are empowering, inspirational and thought-provoking, dealing with issues from public safety to education, social justice to censorship. In 2007, Freedom Writers, which was produced by Sher and written and directed by Richard LaGravenese, was chosen as the recipient of the Humanitas Prize. World Trade Center, directed by Oliver Stone and produced by Sher, was chosen for the 2006 Christopher Award, which is presented to those who create films that affirm the highest values of the human spirit. Sher was also the recipient of the 2002 Mary Pickford Award from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Women in Film Independent Vision Award in the year 2000.
In 2018 Sher was honored by Chrysalis at their annual Butterfly Ball for her contributions to the Los Angeles community. In 2013, Sher returned to her USC alma mater and delivered the commencement address at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) graduation ceremony.
Sher is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.