Alumni-Produced Film Receives Best Picture Oscar Nomination

Story posted January 24, 2012

Steve '70 and Paula Mae Schwartz were co-executive producers of last year's The Tree of Life from director Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and has been announced as a nominee for a Best Picture Academy Award.

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Brad Pitt in "The Tree of Life." Photo: Merie Wallace and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Additional big news for the Schwartzes and their production company Chockstone Pictures came last week when it was announced that Chockstone and Nick Wechsler Productions purchased the rights to acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy's first-ever spec script, The Counselor.

In 2009, Steve, Paula Mae, and colleague Nick Wechsler produced the film adaptation of McCarthy's novel The Road, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Other recent projects from the Schwartzes and Chockstone include the upcoming Cogan's Trade, also starring Pitt.

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