Meyer Shwarzstein has been directly involved in the development, finance and production of dozens of films. In addition to theatrical films, he has produced movies or series for Chiller, DIRECTV, EPIX, Lifetime, Hallmark, Oxygen, PBS, Sony, Showtime, Syfy Channel, and TV One. Shwarzstein has been directly involved in the marketing and distribution of over a thousand movies. At Brainstorm, Shwarzstein handled various rights for many companies including Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Company, Roadside Attractions, Music Box Films, and Shout! Factory.
Before forming Brainstorm, Shwarzstein headed up worldwide distribution for indie distributor Image Organization, foreign distribution for Atlantic Releasing, pay TV for MGM/UA, non-theatrical for Films Inc. and video for Record Shack. Prior to entering the movie business, Shwarzstein was general manager of Triad, a Chicago-based rock and roll magazine. He studied mechanical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. Shwarzstein is a member of the Television Academy.
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