Eric Schotz
President & CEO
Anvil 1983

Eric Schotz, president and CEO of production company Anvil 1893, 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.

Schotz currently serves as executive producer of the renowned Kids Say The Darndest Things starring Tiffany Haddish, in production for CBS and airing in 2021. He also executive produced the series’ 1990s run for CBS, as well as the 2019 version for ABC.

Schotz has created and executive produced such hit series as The Little CoupleUnusual SuspectsMurder BookKiller Confessions and Speaking for the Dead, as well as I Get That A Lot and Fire Me… Please, both for CBS, and Celebrity Boot Camp and Guinness Book of World Records Primetime, both for FOX. His extensive credits also include History’s documentary series DB Cooper: Case Closed and Transition of Power: The Presidency.

Schotz began his career as a journalist in 1979 for a daily news program on KQED, the PBS television station in San Francisco. He then moved to KABC-TV in Los Angeles where 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.