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director , Producer , writer , film company executive

Jerry Sanford Schafer, American film company executive, producer, writer, director. Appointed Commander National Constable Association, 1985. Member American Society of Composers, National Counter Intelligence Association (invited), National Orchestra Leaders Association, Kentucky Colonels Association (invited), Nevada Motion Picture and television Board (appointed to advisory committee by Governor Richard Bryan 1987), Directors Guild American.

Background

Schafer, Jerry Sanford was born on July 4, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Sidney S. and B. Schafer.

Education

Student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1951-1954.

Career

Stuntman Hollywood (California) studios, 1952-1956. Episodic television writer, assistant to production chief Four Star Productions, North Hollywood, California, 1956-1959. Writer, producer, director The Legend of Billy the Kid Republic Studios, 1958.

Writer, producer, director worlds fair presentation American Pavillion, The Quick Draw Theatre, Seattle and New York City, 1962, 66. Writer, producer, director musical comedies, wrote 30 original songs with music by Max Showalter Go For Your Gun, London, 1962. Writer, producer, director museum comedy shows, wrote 33 origianl songs with music by Shorty Rogers That Certain Girl, Las Vegas, 1967.

Writer, producer, director museum shows Belle Starr, London, 1968. Writer, producer, director museum shows, wrote 30 original songs with music by Steve Allen The Piece-Full Palace, Las Vegas, 1969. Writer, producer, director World's Fair presentation in American Pavillion Cowboys, Cowgirls & Kata, Osaka, Japan, 1970.

President Sanford International Entertainment, Inc., Las Vegas, since 1978. Freelance writer, producer, director, since 1981. Entertainment director Del E. Webb Corporation, Las Vegas, 1961-1969.

Lecturer, visiting professor University Nevada, Las Vegas, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Avocations: tennis, music, cooking.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Writer, producer, director: (feature films) Tonight for Sure, 1959, The Little People, 1960, Along Came Jasper, 1961, Like It Is, 1972, Not My Daughter, 1972, The Low Price of Fame, 1973, wrote 8 original song lyrics, Shortcut to Terror, 1975, Horace & Fred, 1976, Fists of Steel, 1988 (museum productions) On Stage with Judy Garland, An Evening with Pat Boone, Presenting Mr. Jack Benny!, Betty Grable/A Musical Musical!, Robert Goulet the Camelot Prince, The Polly Bergen Show, Brenda Lee on Stage!, Girls a la Carte, C'est la Femme, Speaking of Girls, 1964, Eddie Fisher/Almost Alive, (stage productions) The Blackhawk Gunfighters, 1963. Producer, director, 1962-1969, Soul Follies, Flower Drum Song, Under the Yum Yum Tree, The Ziegfield Follies, High Button Shoes, Anything Goes, over 100 television specialists, 1983-1987, and over 25 television shows in video with editing facility.

      Writer numerous orignal songs with Shorty Rogers, Steve Allen and Max Showalter. Creator interchangeable mobile video editing facility, since 1989.

Membership

Appointed commander National Constable Association, 1985. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, National Counter Intelligence Association (invited), National Orchestra Leaders Association, Kentucky Colonels Association (invited), Nevada Motion Picture and television Board(appointed to advising committee by Governor Richard Bryan 1987), Dirs. Guild American.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, music, cooking.

Connections

Children: Mark, Morgan, Martin, Aaron, Erik. Married Marianne Marks, October, 1979.

father:
Sidney S.

mother:
B. Schafer

spouse:
Marianne Marks

children:
Aaron Schafer

Morgan Schafer

Mark Schafer

Erik Schafer

Martin Schafer