Doug Schwalbe was elected to Board Director, BAFTA New York in the 2012 Board Elections.
Doug Schwalbe is responsible for international co-production and program sales for DreamWorks Animation television. He has overseen projects such as the newest incarnation of the Casper the Friendly Ghost series, Casper’s Scare School, a co-production for France’s TF1. He served as Executive Producer on Kung Fu Magoo starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) for Disney Channel, Executive Producer for Lassie, the feature film starring Peter O’Toole, Samantha Morton, and Peter Dinklage, written and directed by Charles Sturridge (Brideshead Revisited, Gulliver’s Travels, Shackleton) as well as Executive Producer on Postman Pat: the Movie, starring Stephen Mangan, David Tennant, Jim Broadbent and Rupert Grint. He supervises ongoing co-productions of Lassie for TF1 and Germany’s ZDF, George of the Jungle with Singapore’s August Media for Teletoon in Canada as well as a new series of Noddy, a co-production with Gaumont Animation for France Television.
Doug has more than twenty-five years of domestic and international feature film and television production and distribution experience. He served as VP of Sales and Co-Production for MGM International Television, VP of Marketing and Co-Production at Twentieth Century Fox International Television in Paris and Senior VP of Sales and Co-Production at HBO Enterprises.
As CEO of Splendid Television his production of James Dean won James Franco and Michael Moriarty Golden Globes for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. His production of Victoria and Albert starring David Suchet, Jonathan Pryce, Diana Rigg, Nigel Hawthorne and Peter Ustinov was nominated for multiple Emmy awards.
Doug is a member of the Board of Directors of BAFTA/NY and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is an honors graduate of Princeton University.