Amy Schewel

Producer & Archival Researcher

Amy Schewel, Producer & Archival Researcher

Classes taught:
Producing II

Amy is an archival producer, researcher and development consultant for documentary film, television and multimedia projects. Her credits include work on programs and series for HBO (ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS, 2019); SHOWTIME (PATRICK MELROSE, 2018); CNN (SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY, 2017); PBS (SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, 2016; American Masters: JUILLIARD; TONY BENNETT: THE MUSIC NEVER ENDS; Frontline: THE CHOICE ’96; THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS; American Experience: CLINTON); Spike Lee’s IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE; Moxie Firecracker’s BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD. Other projects include: HERB AND DOROTHY; CONSTANTINE'S SWORD; MARTHA & ETHEL; MTV News: Enough Is Enough Forum with President Clinton; UNRAVELED; REBIRTH; EMINENT DOMAINS NYC (for Vanity Fair); 50 YEARS - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (for Amnesty International USA) and others.

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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects
July 26, 2019

IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

One of our best jobs here at SVA's MFA in Social Documentary Program is advising our graduate students on their film ideas, helping them make their concepts strong. The idea stage can be invigorating, but successful films happen with thoughtful planning. We surveyed our esteemed faculty for suggestions on what filmmakers should consider as they embark on a new project. Read More
Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More