THE TEAM

DEBBIE PEARL - CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Debbie’s love for animals started when she was a young girl and has continued throughout her life.She is the owner and founder of Paws For Effect which was established in 1995. Combined with her love for children, she started Sugar Baby Entertainment a production company with the sole purpose of developing and producing children’s educational television and children’s movies. Currently we have 3 amazing shows in development!


With her company Paws for Effect she has compiled a huge list of credits working with such stars as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hanks, John Travolta, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Robert Downey Jr., just to name a few!


Additionally, Debbie started Dream Fetchers a non-profit organization where she brings movie star dogs to visit and work with sick and underprivileged children, something she is very passionate about. Debbie is constantly striving to make a difference in not only the film world but the world in general.


KEVIN G. SCHMIDT - WRITER/PRODUCER

Formerly best known as chubby child star in the blockbuster Cheaper by the Dozen films or as “Noah Newman” on the #1 daytime drama The Young and the Restless . Kevin co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect , Catch That Kid with Kristin Stewart, and Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel . His TV roles include dramas such as NCIS , BONES , Without a Trace , and CSI:NY ; to quirky comedies HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and USA’s Monk . In addition to acting, Kevin, has written, produced, and directed projects from music videos to TV pilots to feature films.


RAZ CUNNINGHAM - PRODUCER/WRITER

Raz Cunningham is one of the showrunners of LEGO’s YouTube show, Rebrickulous. He has worked in film and television for over 10 years as a writer, director and producer. Raz began his career working as a production intern at NBC's LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN w here he learned the ins and outs of television and logistics. After several years at NBC he joined the successful indie film production company Forensic Films, Inc., in downtown Tribeca where he gained vast experience in film working as the personal assistant to the Executive Producers.


After his time with Forensic Films, he began to work as a freelance producer and production manager in New York, working on several films and functioned as a consultant to several indie film companies and projects. His work has taken him up and down the Northeast and has. In 2012 he directed the indie comedy WANDER MY FRIENDS. Recently, his credits include the upcoming thrillers NOVEMBER CRIMINALS (starring Ansel Elgort, Catherine Keener and Chloe Moretz, JACK GOES HOME, directed by Thomas Dekker and starring Rory Culkin, Britt Robertson & Natasha Lyonne, the award winning documentary BREW HAMPSHIRE, the upcoming documentary LOST CIRCUS and the PBS Mystery Comedy Series THE COBBLESTONE CORRIDOR. He just wrapped Production on HELLO GOODBYE ELEPHANT starring Kentucker Audley and Cannes Un Certain Regard Award winner Suzanne Clement.