Cathy Schulman
OccupationFilm producer
Years active2000–present

Cathy Schulman (born 1965) is an American film producer.

A graduate of Yale University, Schulman's screen credits include Isn't She Great, Sidewalks of New York, Employee of the Month, Crash, The Illusionist, Darfur Now and Dark Places. She was the executive producer of the Lifetime TV series Angela's Eyes, which went on to be distributed worldwide.

The film Crash earned Schulman a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Film. She won the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Film for the movie. She is the CEO and President of Welle Entertainment,[1] a development and production company committed to producing film, television, and media that appeals to diverse audiences, with an emphasis on women and girls.[2]


She was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit
2000 Isn't She Great Associate producer
2001 Sidewalks of New York
2002 You Stupid Man
2003 Tears of the Sun Associate producer
2004 Employee of the Month
2005 Thumbsucker Executive producer
2006 The Illusionist
2011 Salvation Boulevard
2013 Horns
2014 The Voices Executive producer
When the Game Stands Tall
2015 Dark Places
2016 The Edge of Seventeen Executive producer
2017 The Space Between Us Executive producer
The Foreigner
2019 Five Feet Apart
2022 The Woman King
TBA Machine Man
Production manager
Year Film Role
2016 Bad Moms Executive in charge of production
Year Film Role
1996 Manny & Lo Special thanks
1998 The Misadventures of Margaret Thanks
2015 Parched The producers wish to thank
Hardcore Henry Special thanks


Year Title Credit Notes
2006 Angela's Eyes Executive producer
The Papdits Executive producer Television pilot
2022 The First Lady Executive producer


  1. ^ "Welle Entertainment".
  2. ^ Busch, Anita (February 2, 2017). "Producer Cathy Schulman Launches Welle Entertainment, Co-Ventures With Primary Wave". Deadline Hollywood.