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LIKE ENTERTAINMENT aspires to tell stories that are bold, distinctive and entertaining, through content that is intelligent and inspiring.

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Who We Are

 
 
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Ivan Schwarz

Co-Founder & Producer, Like Entertainment, Inc.

Ivan has over 30 years of experience in the film and television industry. He was a Co-Producer on the HBO mini-series BAND OF BROTHERS and a Location Manager on ENTOURAGE, MY NAME IS EARL, THE COMEBACK, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, as well as on many other films and television projects. He has worked all over the world alongside top industry professionals, such as Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

In addition to his work at Like Entertainment, Inc., Ivan has been the President of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) since 2006. Upon joining the GCFC, Ivan began a statewide effort to create the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to promote filming in Ohio. His efforts came to fruition when Ohio implemented a biennial tax credit in July 2009.

With the tax incentive in place, Ivan has been instrumental in bringing to Cleveland many box office favorites such as Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, THE AVENGERS, FAST AND FURIOUS 8, DRAFT DAY, ALEX CROSS, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, DOG EAT DOG, TAKE SHELTER and KINGS OF SUMMER, MY BLIND BROTHER and THE LAND just to name a few. Under Ivan’s leadership, over 80 productions have shot in Northeast Ohio since 2009. Additionally, due to Ivan’s efforts, the state has earmarked $7.5 million for a standalone film school at Cleveland State University, the first in Ohio. Ivan continues to build a year-round, sustainable media industry through job creation and workforce development.

 
 

 
 
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Katia Schwarz

Co-Founder & Producer, Like Entertainment, Inc. 

Katia received her BA Honors degree from Oxford Brookes University in England and her MA from Chapman University in California. 

Katia was an Executive Producer on the 2017 film EXACT CHANGE – the story of boy meets girl inside one person, the journey of a trans-gender woman.

Katia has a background in theatre and directs locally in Cleveland. She has also worked as a production coordinator for a London-based commercial production company. Additionally, Katia spent ten years as a K-12 educator and also has extensive experience in non-profit management and development. Katia is originally from London and speaks both French and Spanish.

 
 
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Our Projects

 
 
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All Four Stars

LIKE ENTERTAINMENT is currently developing a television series based on Tara Dairman's popular middle grade series All Four Stars.

The series centers around 11 year old protagonist Gladys Gatsby as she secretly follows her dream to become a restaurant critic for one of New York City's biggest newspapers, all while navigating the ups and downs of middle school.

Learn more about the book series here.

 
 
 
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