Award Winning Television and Production

Schodorf Media is a Chicago based national television and video production agency specializing in producing content that engages audiences through narrative storytelling and branded content.

We are a team of creatives, producers, cinematographers and editors who thrive in bringing stories to life through film and video production. Over the past 15 years Schodorf Media has remained committed to providing our clients with the highest level of production for their projects that we also implement in our award-winning independent films; we call this cinematic storytelling.

Our content has aired on major network television including; ESPN, Discovery, NBA-TV, PBS, ASPIRE-TV and The Documentary Channel to name a few. Schodorf Media is proud to have garnered 19 Regional Emmy Nominations, 6 Emmy Awards, 11 Telly Awards and have worked with some of the best clients in the world. We are looking forward to the next chapter.

Brian Schodorf

Awards & Recognitions

2021

TELLY AWARD (GOLD) Television Directing
TELLY AWARD (GOLD) Television Writing
TELLY AWARD (GOLD) Government Relations
TELLY AWARD (GOLD) Movie Trailers
TELLY AWARD (SILVER) Editing
TELLY AWARD (SILVER) Cinematography
TELLY AWARD (SILVER) Archival Footage
TELLY AWARD (SILVER) Videography

2020

EMMY AWARD Single Spot Promotion (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY AWARD Documentary/Cultural (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY AWARD Writing (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY AWARD Photography (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Audio (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY AWARD Directing (Chicago/Midwest)
2020 EMMY NOMINATION Editing (Chicago/Midwest)

2016

EMMY NOMINATION Commercial Campaign(Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Commercial Campaign (Chicago/Midwest)

2015

EMMY NOMINATION Editing (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Directing (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Arts Programming (Chicago/Midwest)

2014

EMMY NOMINATION Writing (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Magazine Show (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Photography (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Graphics (Chicago/Midwest)
EMMY NOMINATION Editing (Chicago/Midwest)

2012

Distinguished Kansan of the Year – Brian Schodorf – Topeka Capital Journal
EMMY AWARD Cultural Documentary (Heartland Chapter)
TELLY AWARD (SILVER) Documentary
TELLY AWARD (BRONZE) Sports
TELLY AWARD (BRONZE) Music

2009

2009 EMMY NOMINATION Topical Documentary (Heartland Chapter)

Our Process

Pre-Production
Production
Post-Production
Distribution

In our first meeting we will dive right into understand your objectives, goals, and even your cinematic dreams – because with us it’s ok to think epic. From there, we assemble the team that will meet the goals of producing the highest quality production. Strategically we focus on developing the story that best communicates your message to the world.

Equity

We believe that an organization should reflect the culture and demographic makeup of the communities they serve. Too often we see companies in our regions benefiting from municipality incentives and resources without giving the communities back anything in return.

We understand that diversity and inclusion must be a priority for all organizations and implemented in the fabric of its DNA. We try to understand the history of discriminatory practices and oppressive policy’s that have shaped the makeup of the cities and towns that we live in today.

We speak out against oppression. We stand up for those oppressed. We are not afraid to raise our voice through video and film to tell the stories of the silenced and disenfranchised.

We make our stance on these issues very clear and try to instill those same principals in the day-to-day work we do and the projects we create.

Brian Schodorf
Executive Producer
Schodorf Media

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