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Robert Sertner has developed and produced series television, low-budget theatricals, and over 125 movies for television, enjoying a reputation of delivering consistently high-rated high-concept entertainment with much sought-after talent including directors, writers, authors and actors. He has produced projects starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Hillary Swank, Kristen Bell, Steve Buscemi, Courtney Cox, and Pierce Brosnan, among many others.
Sertner began his show business career in the mailroom of Dick Clark Productions, later moving to Orion Television, where he produced his first half hour comedy pilot for NBC. In 1988 Sertner formed von Zerneck/Sertner Films, which rapidly grew to become one of the leading independent suppliers of long-form entertainment in the world, with an international library of over 100 titles.
Sertner switched his sights from long-form to series television in 2010 on NO ORDINARY FAMILY for ABC Studios. Next came ABC’s hit drama REVENGE, followed by multiple pilots, including MISTRESSES, which ran for four seasons on ABC. That was followed by another hit series, QUANTICO; which he followed up with four seasons of the Peabody Award-winning series, UnREAL, which was nominated for multiple Emmy awards and which also enjoyed phenomenal critical acclaim.
Sertner’s past long-form successes include the record-shattering teen docudrama THE PREGNANCY PACT, which premiered as one of the highest rated movies in Lifetime’s history; as well as another record-breaking success: GIRL, POSITIVE, a multiple award-winning drama about the tragedy of teen AIDS, for which he won an inaugural Television Academy Honors Award.
Over the years, Robert Sertner has produced some of television's most ambitious projects, many of which enjoyed both critical and commercial success. Sertner has also been involved with many non profit boards, including AIDS Project Los Angeles, and he has been an active political fundraiser. He currently resides in Park City, Utah with his partner Steve.
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