President, Scott Sternberg Productions, Los Angeles
Emmy Award Winning producer Scott Sternberg is CEO and Founder of Scott Sternberg Productions.
Based at Raleigh Studios Hollywood, Scott Sternberg Productions specializes in unscripted programming. Currently the company is in production with a third season of On The Case with Paula Zahn for Investigation Discovery, Scream Queens, which he created, for VH-1, Disaster in the Gulf for Discovery and the new Peter Bart, Peter Guber talk series In The House for Starz.
Sternberg is currently in production on the third season of the highly popular show, Raw Nerve with William Shatner for A&E/Bio, The Chris Isaak Hour also for A&E/Bio and a fourth season of game show Catch21 for GSN. Just added to the slate is the music series Live from Daryl's House which he executive produces with Daryl Hall. Sternberg was also seen on camera as an expert judge on Fox Reality’s original series Gimme My Reality Show, as well as serving as an expert on Fox News, CNN and HLN.
Recently completed projects from Scott Sternberg Productions include a third season of the hit series The Academy (Fox Reality), The Singing Office with Mel B and Joey Fatone (TLC), a second season of That’s The Question (GSN), Shootout with Peter Guber and Peter Bart for AMC and the international celebrity news hit Hollywood Uncensored.
In 2007 Scott Sternberg Productions produced the much hyped reality show Hey Paula, a Bravo original series on Paula Abdul, and a first season of The Academy, the first show ever to go behind the scenes of the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s training program. In addition Sternberg launched Seduce a Celeb, the first full-length interactive reality dating show for the web at GoFish.com.
Sternberg has a rich pedigree in unscripted programming that incorporates game, reality and talk formats. Most recently the reality series Spying On Myself for A&E and My First Time for TV Land. Among Sternberg’s past game show credits are Wheel of Fortune 2000 for CBS and Jep, the kids’ versions of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, as well as Go For It, Hollywood Squares, Rock and Roll Jeopardy, Love Connection, The Gong Show and its interactive version Extreme Gong.
In addition to Shootout Sternberg has produced a number of successful talk and variety shows, most recently including the industry insider series Square Off for TV Guide with Brian Lowry of Variety and Andy Wallenstein of Hollywood Reporter. He has produced Flash Forward with Deborah Norville for VH-1, Talk or Walk for Tribune Entertainment, Great Pretenders for ABC Family and Before They Were Stars for ABC, NBC’s The Road to Hollywood as well as The Suzanne Somers Show, The Kenny Rogers Show and the bilingual Paul Rodriguez Show for Univision.
In 1998, Sternberg founded Spanglish Entertainment to produce Spanish language television series for Telemundo and Univision. Spanglish produced Buscando Pareja (The Dating Game), Los Recien Casados (The Newlywed Game) and the sitcom hits Solo en America (One Day At A Time) and the original comedy Los Beltran.
Some of Sternberg’s awards include an Emmy for Best Informational Series for his work as producer/director of PBS’ A Special Class with…; a Cable Ace Award for the talk show Remember with Roy Firestone; and an NAACP Image Award nomination for the special Mike Tyson: Portrait of the People’s Champion. In 2006 Sternberg produced a two hour primetime telethon for St. Louis’ CBS affiliate, KMOV, and Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis. The first of its kind event helped KMOV raise $3.4 million for the charity and earned the station NAB’s Service to America Partnership Award presented in recognition of KMOV’s commitment to serving its community.
Scott Sternberg is regularly called upon by the national media for unscripted commentary and has provided expert analysis for Fox News, TV Guide Channel, USA Today, The Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Emmy Magazine and more. He is also a regular contributor of opinion pieces for TV Week, Broadcasting & Cable and Multi-Channel News.
Scott Sternberg Productions is full service multi-media production company. In addition to traditional programming the company also produces and develops content for online distribution. Shootout was the first show ever to be streamed in long-form on Yahoo!
Scott Sternberg Productions has had brand development arrangements with Electronic Arts, XM Satellite Radio Inc., Variety, and Conde Nast publications.
Prior to forming Scott Sternberg Productions in 1991, Sternberg served as executive vice president of Guber-Peters Television from 1987-1991. While there, he oversaw all development and production of network, first-run syndication and cable programming.
He has also produced several popular regional shows that include Montana Live, Good Morning Vail, ShopVail and Shop New Orleans.