Home / About / Advisory Council / Cathy Schulman Cathy Schulman Share Page Emeritus Advisory Council Cathy Schulman is a veteran producer and film executive. Currently President of Mandalay Pictures, where she oversees the company’s studio and independent pictures, Schulman’s background includes executive jobs at studios and production companies as well as the Sundance Institute, where she was co-director of programming in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Schulman has produced and overseen numerous films including CRASH, for which she won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2006. Active in the industry, Schulman is the President of Women In Film, a Board Member of Film Independent, a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Producer’s Guild of America; a USC Stark Program producer’s mentor and teaches graduate level film producing at UCLA and the Dodge College of Film Media and Arts at Chapman University, where she was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Film (to compliment her B.A. degree from Yale University).