Charles Schreger

Charles Schreger

Joined Stern 2018

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 920
New York, NY 10012


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Charles Schreger is a leading expert and innovator in the distribution of Intellectual Property--including feature films, television series, documentaries, reality programming and sports--to broadcasters, streaming services and movie theaters in the United States and around the world. From 1990 to 2020, Charles was President of HBO Enterprises, President of Programming Sales and Executive Vice President and special assistant to the CEO.

In addition, he worked closely with their HBO and Time Warner senior management on various strategic initiatives. Prior to HBO, Charles served as Senior Vice President and assistant to the CEO of the Samuel Goldwyn Company, and at Columbia Pictures as Senior Vice President, film acquisitions and President, Triumph Films at Columbia Pictures, a joint venture between Columbia and Gaumont.

As a member of the senior management team at HBO, he was integral to the marketing and distribution of HBO in the United States as well as the creation and operation of affiliated HBO channels around the world. Charles negotiated and oversaw dozens of ground-breaking licensing, co-production and joint venture agreements, and his division annually generated more than $500 million. Among the media companies with whom he has completed significant licensing and brand transactions are: Amazon, Sky Broadcasting, Tencent, Bell Canada, Netflix, Lionsgate, MGM, Gaumont, NBC, Canal +, A&E, OSN, MBC, Yes, BET, BBC, ITV, Fox Network, RAI, Channel 4, Tohokushinsa, Telecinco, ProSieben, Canal+ and Antena3, Foxtel and the Nine Network in Australia, to name only a few. In addition, he worked closely with the HBO and Time Warner senior management on strategic initiatives.

Prior to HBO, Charles was president of a theatrical distribution division of Columbia Pictures and a senior executive with independent production companies, where he gained intimate knowledge of studio and independent film and television production.

Charles is currently advising U.S. and international broadcasters, producers and media companies. He consults with rights owners in valuing profit participation and film librarians. He is an adjunct professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business, a visiting professor at the American University in Dubai, where he teaches Global Media Economics, and an adjunct professor at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business where he teaches Industry Analysis, the Ground Floor and the Business of New Media.

Before entering the entertainment industry, Charles was a journalist and staff writer with Variety and the Los Angeles Times. He speaks frequently at industry conferences and comments on the media and entertainment industries for Bloomberg News and NPR Marketplace.

Courses Taught

  • Entertainment & Media Industries