Meyer Shwarzstein is currently President of Brainstorm Media, an independent production and distribution company he founded in 1995. He has been directly involved in the development, finance and production of dozens of films. In addition to theatrical films, he has produced movies, series and specials for Chiller, DIRECTV, EPIX, Hallmark, Hulu, Ion, Lifetime, Oxygen, PBS, Showtime, Sony, Syfy, and TV One.
Shwarzstein has been directly involved in the marketing and distribution of over a thousand movies. At Brainstorm, Shwarzstein handled various rights for many companies including Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Company, Roadside Attractions, Music Box Films, and Shout! Factory.
Before forming Brainstorm, Meyer Shwarzstein headed up worldwide distribution for indie distributor Image Organization, foreign distribution for Atlantic Releasing, pay TV for MGM/UA, non-theatrical for Films Inc. and video for Record Shack of Cleveland. Prior to entering the movie business, Schwarzstein was general manager of Triad, a Chicago-based rock and roll magazine. He studied mechanical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.