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Stephanie Savage
Born1969 (age 52–53)
Notable worksFastlane
The O.C.
Gossip Girl
Years active2002–present

Stephanie Savage (born 1969) is a Canadian screenwriter and television producer. Savage is best known for developing The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007) from the novel series, and being an executive producer of the Fox series The O.C.. In 2010 Savage and creative partner Josh Schwartz created Fake Empire Productions, a production company producing their TV series, films and music.[1]


Savage graduated from the University of Toronto in 1990 with a B.A. in English and Cinema Studies, then from the University of Iowa in 1993 with an M.A. in Film History and Theory. While writing her PhD dissertation for the University of Iowa she moved to Los Angeles, and in 1995 was offered a position at Drew Barrymore's production company Flower Films.[2] Here she dabbled in scriptwriting, handling production rewrites for Charlie's Angels, and met the film's director McG. The two later formed production company Wonderland Sound and Vision in 2001.

In September 2016, Savage was announced as an executive producer for the then-upcoming Dynasty reboot series.[3][4]



Title Year Credited as Notes
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 Associate
Endless Love 2011 Yes
Fun Size 2012 Yes
No Cameras Allowed 2014 Executive Documentary


The numbers in directing and writing credits refer to the number of episodes.

Title Year Credited as Network Notes
Creator Director Writer Executive
Fastlane 2002–03 No No No No Fox Producer
The O.C. 2003–07 No No Yes (12) Yes Supervising producer (Season 1);
Co-executive producer (2005–06: 5 episodes);
Executive producer (2006: 3 episodes)
The Mountain 2004–05 No No Yes (2) Yes The WB
Gossip Girl 2007–12 Developer No Yes (12) Yes The CW
Valley Girls 2009 Yes No Yes Yes Backdoor pilot: series not picked up;
Proposed spin-off to Gossip Girl
Ghost Angeles 2011 No No No Yes NBC Unaired television pilot
Georgetown 2011 No No No Yes ABC Unaired television pilot
Hart of Dixie[5][6] 2011–15 No No No Yes The CW
The Carrie Diaries 2013–14 No No No Yes
Cult 2013 No No No Yes
The Astronaut Wives Club[7] 2015 Developer No Yes (2) Yes ABC
Broad Squad 2015 No No Yes Yes ABC Unaired television pilot
Dynasty 2017–present Developer No Yes (1) Yes The CW
Runaways 2017–19 Yes No Yes (3) Yes Hulu
Nancy Drew 2019–present Developer No Yes (1) Yes The CW
Looking for Alaska 2019 No No Yes (2) Yes Hulu Miniseries
Gossip Girl 2021 No No No Yes HBO Max
Maverick TBA TBA TBA TBA Yes The CW Pre-production


The numbers in writing credits refer to the number of episodes.

Title Year Credited as Notes
Writer Executive
Charlie's Angels: Animated Adventures 2003 Yes (6) No
Gossip Girl: Chasing Dorota 2009 No Yes

See also


  1. ^ "Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage launch production company, Fake Empire". Entertainment Weekly's
  2. ^ "U of T alumnae sisters Stephanie and Erika Savage share insider knowledge of film and music industries". U of T News. University of Toronto. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; O'Connell, Michael (September 30, 2016). "Dynasty Reboot in the Works at The CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 30, 2016). "Dynasty Reboot Set At the CW With Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Rachel Bilson To Star In The CW's Hart of Dixie Pilot - TVLine". TVLine.
  6. ^ Tierney Bricker (1 February 2011). "The CW orders four pilots, including new Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage project - Zap2it - News & Features". Zap2it. Archived from the original on 8 March 2011.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Space Age Drama 'Astronaut Wives Club' Gets 10-Episode Order For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2014-02-13.