President & CEO
Eric Schotz, President and CEO of LMNO Productions, is a nine-time Emmy-award winner whose innovative style and creativity has established him as one of the television industry's foremost producers/directors of non-fiction and reality-based programming.
Born in Micronesia on the Island of Yap, Schotz ultimately migrated to the United States. As soon as he saw a television with more than one channel, he knew this would be his calling. His extensive credits include executive producing the highly successful hidden camera series of specials for CBS, I Get That A Lot; the Lifetime Television series, Seriously Funny Kids hosted by Heidi Klum; The Little Couple for TLC, now in its fifth season; Unusual Suspects(Season 3) for Investigation Discovery and the special, True Life: I'm The Big Girl for MTV. In addition, Schotz has also served as executive producer on Wickedly Perfect and Fire Me…Please! for CBS and the nationally syndicated daily talk show, The Dr. Keith Ablow Show. He is currently in production on season two of Lifeguard! for The Weather Channel; Hollywood & Crime/Final Cut for Investigation Discovery; Cheating Vegas for Destination America; three episodes of the Nat Geo Wild series, World's Deadliest… and pilots for OWN, Lifetime Television and TLC.
Schotz began his career as a journalist in 1979 for a daily news program on KQED, the PBS television station in San Francisco. Soon after, he moved to KABC-TV in Los Angeles where in 1980, he played a key role in creating the highly successful magazine series, Eye on L.A which ultimately led to the long-running late-night ABC network series, Eye on Hollywood.
Schotz believes that Hollywood biographies are packed with white lies and never completely read... so it is important to note that he was not really born in or on Yap. He resides in the Los Angeles area with his first wife, who claims they have three children. He has plans to one-day travel to Micronesia with his entire family if the kids will just promise to shut their Yaps.
Speaking at: The “Constructed” Conundrum