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Michael Schaefer (producer)

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Nationality  German
Years active  1998-present
Occupation  Film producer
Upcoming movie  Alien: Covenant
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Nominations  Academy Award for Best Picture, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Movies  The Martian, Morgan, Child 44, Equals, Alien: Covenant
Similar  Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, Arthur Max

Michael Schaefer is a german film producer best known for the 2015 film The Martian.



In July 2012, after leaving Summit Entertainment, Schaefer was hired as the president of the Ridley Scott's company Scott Free Productions.

In 2015, Schaefer produced the science fiction film The Martian starring Matt Damon, which Scott directed. He received an Academy Award nomination for the film for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards along with Simon Kinberg, Scott, and Mark Huffam.


  • 1998: Beefcake (assistant producer)
  • 2001: Der Madendoktor (TV Movie, producer)
  • 2001: No Regrets (producer)
  • 2001: Mouse (Short, producer)
  • 2004: Annie & Boo (Short, producer)
  • 2006: Winterreise (co-producer)
  • 2013: Now You See Me (executive producer)
  • 2013: The Counselor (executive producer)
  • 2014: Exodus: Gods and Kings (producer)
  • 2015: Child 44 (producer)
  • 2015: Equals (producer)
  • 2015: The Martian (producer)
  • 2015: Concussion (executive producer)
  • 2016: Morgan (producer)
  • 2017: Alien: Covenant (producer)
  • 2017: Murder on the Orient Express (producer)
  • 2017: Newness (producer)
  • References

    Michael Schaefer (producer) Wikipedia

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