Founded by Scott Sanders in 2007, Scott Sanders Productions (SSP) is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning theatre, film and television production company based in New York City.
In September 2016, the company became a subsidiary of Westfield Corporation — a global leader in the design, development and operation of iconic retail and leisure destinations located in many of the world’s leading financial, fashion, entertainment, and technology capitals including New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and soon Milan.
The team at SSP is responsible for integrating compelling new content, live events, entertainment, and innovative consumer experiences into Westfield’s worldwide collection of properties — with a focus on such flagship destinations as Westfield London and Stratford City in the United Kingdom, Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, and under the magnificent roof of the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City.
SSP was the lead producer, with Roy Furman and Oprah Winfrey, of the acclaimed 2016 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple. It was also the recipient of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance on NBC’S Today. The Color Purple will begin a national tour across the United States in October 2017.
In addition, SSP was the lead producer of the Tony Award-winning Cotton Club musical, After Midnight.
The company also co-produced the Tony-nominated, first-ever Broadway revival of Evita, starring Grammy-winning superstar Ricky Martin, Olivier Award winner Elena Roger and Tony winner Michael Cerveris. In 2010, The Pee-wee Herman Show was an overwhelming critical and box-office success during its limited Broadway engagement at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
SSP is producing the feature film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multiple Tony-winning hit Broadway musical In the Heights with The Weinstein Company.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a 2012 Walt Disney film, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, About a Boy), starred Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and CJ Adams.
MEET OUR TEAM
SCOTT SANDERS (Creative Head of Global Entertainment)
Scott Sanders won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical as lead producer of The Color Purple and the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
He is one of the entertainment industry’s most creative and prolific entrepreneurs, with a proven track record of producing quality entertainment properties for a variety of media. In addition to his credit as lead producer of the 11 Tony Award-nominated hit original 2005 Broadway production of The Color Purple, he is widely credited with the historic turnaround of Radio City Music Hall. Additional credits include Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, which won the 2002 Tony Award, and the HBO special of “Elaine Stritch: At Liberty,” which won two Emmy Awards, including one for Sanders for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special as well as the first ever Broadway revival of Evita, starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris. Sanders partnered with Queen Latifah in a groundbreaking music partnership to record and produce her first vocal album, The Dana Owens Album, which is approaching platinum sales status and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
He also produced the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance and pop star Josh Groban's Broadway debut in a concert version of Chess at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Sanders also launched film and television powerhouse Mandalay Entertainment with partner and chairman Peter Guber and served as president of Mandalay Television, executive producing six network series – in association with Columbia TriStar – including ABC’s “Cupid” with Jeremy Piven and the WB’s “Young Americans” with Kate Bosworth.
CAROL FINEMAN (Vice President, Theatrical Production/Producer – Global Entertainment)
Carol Fineman won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical as producer of The Color Purple and the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Carol was the head of the press department at The Public Theater under legendary producer George C. Wolfe for 11 years where she worked on such shows as Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk, The Tempest and Elaine Stritch at Liberty, both at The Public Theater and on Broadway. From 2002 to 2007, Fineman managed public relations for a variety of Broadway and off-Broadway productions at Carol Fineman Publicity, a firm she founded, and at Barlow-Hartman Public Relations. She was also producer of the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Worth Street Theater Company, which produced the first New York production of Christopher Shinn’s Four and the revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, starring Raúl Esparza.
JAMIE QUIROZ (Executive Assistant to Scott Sanders and Literary Manager – Global Entertainment)
Jamie joined Scott Sanders Productions in 2011, after working in the theater and literary departments at WME Entertainment for three years. Prior to that, she was a Fulbright Fellow and also interned in the literary department at 20th Century Fox.