Scott A. Stone, the founder and driving force behind Stone & Company Entertainment, has created and produced more than fifty television series that have aired in nearly every country in the world. A consummate collaborator, Stone recently completed production on his Emmy® nominated Showtime sports documentary series A Season With and his multiple award-winning Nickelodeon series, Paradise Run. He is currently in production on Quibi’s highly touted adult reboot of Stone’s classic kids’ series, Legends of the Hidden Temple, two yet-to-be announced series, and Executive Producing his first podcast, Fear NOT!, based on Dr. Barry Glassner’s national bestselling book, The Culture of Fear.
Stone’s cutting-edge programs include the Emmy® nominated The Mole and BrainSurge, along with iconic classics like: The Man Show, The Joe Schmo Show, Loveline, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Popstars, and Shop ‘til You Drop. He is also known for having a keen eye for talent, having introduced America to Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Kristen Wigg, Nicole Scherzinger, Josh Henderson, and Greg Kinnear, to name a few. Other series created and produced by Stone include: The Mole, Top Design, NYC Prep, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, First Class All the Way, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, I Propose, Curl Girls and Gimme Sugar. Stone also produced the feature film Children of the Corn 2, the first release by Dimension Films. (Full credits below)
In his spare time, Stone, moonlights as an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the President of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, and dad to his two teenage sons.
Stone began his career while attending USC, working for Academy Award® winning documentarian, Charles Braverman. His first television job, at the ripe age of 19, was finding financing for and producing Braverman’s documentary, Nixon: Checkers to Watergate. He went on to work with Braverman producing the popular Showtime cable series The Big Laugh Off and What’s Up America?.
Just one year out of USC, Stone started his first production company, SamStone Productions. A year later he sold the company to start-up TV syndicator, Telepictures, where he worked for eight years as a studio executive launching such shows as The People’s Court, Love Connection and Thundercats, rising to Senior Vice President.
Stone left what was then Lorimar-Telepictures to start his own production company producing two shows he co created, the Emmy winning children’s series, Fun House, and the anthology horror series, Freddy’s Nightmares, based on the Nightmare on Elm Street films.
Since then, Stone has stayed in continuous production running three successful companies: Stone Television, Inc. (1988-1990), Stone Stanley Entertainment (1990-2004), and Stone & Company Entertainment (2004 - current), creating nearly 2500 episodes of television and specials airing on 28 different networks, making him one of the most prolific producers in television.
Stone also sits on several community boards including: the Alumni Advisory Counsel of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, and Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. He credits his partner, artists Gary Frederick Brown, and their two young sons with helping to keep his sensibilities on the cutting edge.