Born and raised in Long Beach, NY and a graduate of the University of Houston (where he also played football for the nationally ranked Houston Cougars). Chris began his career working freelance for ESPN and Fox's A CURRENT AFFAIR, the prior of which he led to a 1993 Sports Emmy, which in turn led him to develop his own talk show for HBO Downtown/ESPN2 and subsequently produce/host his own nationally syndicated golf series. In 1997, Chris transitioned into film working under Peter and Bobby Farrelly on the Fox blockbuster THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY and then segued into producing on such indies as CHAPTER ZERO and the award-winning documentary OPEN MIC, featuring Dave Chappelle. In 2001 he joined manager Rick Dorfman to build a production business around a comedy roster which included at the time Ed Helms, Greg Giraldo and Richard Jeni. The company had a deal at NBC where it produced THE GREG GIRALDO SHOW pilot with Conan O'Brien's Conaco. The company produced four network pilots and one series. In 2003, Chris formed the horror shingle BloodWorks with former Houston teammate (and two time Denver Broncos Super Bowl winning linebacker) Glenn Cadrez and Jive/Zomba music executive Jonathan McHugh where they produced such genre titles as 2001 MANIACS (Lionsgate), HOOD OF HORROR (Xenon) and 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS (Nu Image). During his tenure he also acquired the Jerry Lewis controlled feature film library. In 2005, he became the head of the film finance and production company Social Capital where he financed and produced such films as TELL TALE (alongside Ridley and Tony Scott), THE COUNTESS starring Julie Delpy, Daniel Bruhl and William Hurt, DARK TIDE starring Halle Berry.
In 2012, Chris joined former ICM agent Renée Tab in forming the production and management company Sentient. On the feature film side, they have produced or executive such films as STX's PEPPERMINT starring Jennifer Garner (for their client Pierre Morel), David Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS starring Julianne Moore (who won Cannes and garnered a Golden Globe nomination), LIVE starring Aaron Eckhart (from a screenplay their developed with their client Jeremy Drysdale), OVERDRIVE starring Scott Eastwood and Ana de Armas (from their client Antonio Negret) and the upcoming true crime drama SOUND OF FREEDOM starring Jim Caviezel, Bill Camp and Mira Sorvino (from their client Alejandro Monteverde).
Andy Schefter has been working in film production as a Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager and Assistant Director for twenty-five years. Andy’s work includes numerous commercials, music videos, motion pictures and television. Andy is also the former Head of Production for Social Capital Films. Andy’s past motion picture and television work include Bully, Empire, Vendetta, Chapter Zero, The Last Marshal, Landfall, Suicide Blonde, Finding Joy and Plastic as well as a number of others. Some of the musical artists Andy has worked with in the past include Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, R. Kelly, 50 Cent and G-Unit, Wyclef, Madonna and Pharrell, Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj, Gloria Estefan, Iggy Pop, Trick Daddy, T.I., Young Jeezy, Craig David, Akon, Enrique Iglesias. Andy has done well over a hundred commercials for a wide range of clients including Volkswagen, Infiniti, Nike, Converse, Disney, Time Warner, Sprint, Victoria's Secret, Macy’s, Target, Sean John, Diesel, Pepsi, Gatorade, Malibu Rum, Kellogg's, Pringles, Baskin-Robinns, Kodak, Mattel, DeBeers, Chase Manhattan and many, many others. Numerous independent filmmakers as well as Viacom and Sony Pictures have utilized the feature film development services Andy set up in 2000, MovieBudget, for their film’s breakdowns, schedules, budgets and or business plans. Andy served on the Executive Board of Film Florida and was a founding Board Member of the Florida Film Production Coalition. He is a founder and Co-Chair of Cinevisun and is on the Professional Advisory Committee for Miami International University of Art and Design. Andy previously served on the Board of Directors of the South Beach Film Festival for six years and was its director for three. Also, Andy teaches a graduate level Motion Picture Production Management class at the University of Miami. He has sat on panels for NYIFF, MIFF, MSFF, BIFF, NALIP, KU, IFP and FilmGate. Sometimes he sleeps.