Stephanie Savage developed and is executive producer of the stylish drama Gossip Girl.
Savage began her career as vice president of development at Flower Films, Drew Barrymore's production company. While at Flower, she helped develop the feature films Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels and Donnie Darko. Savage then formed Wonderland Sound and Vision with her producing partner, director McG.
Wonderland's first film, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, grossed over $265 million worldwide. Wonderland also produced the shows Fastlane and The O.C., as well as The Mountain, which Savage wrote and executive produced with Shaun Cassidy and McG.
Savage developed The O.C. with creator Josh Schwartz, who gave Savage her first shot at a TV script with the episode "The Best Chrismukkah Ever." She moved on from Wonderland in 2005 and worked exclusively on The O.C. in seasons three and four. She executive produced the fourth season and wrote numerous episodes of the series.
She recently completed her first feature script, an adaptation of the Alloy Entertainment property The Au Pairs, for Flower Films and Warner Bros., and is set to produce Bright Lights, Big City, an adaptation of Jay McInerney's seminal novel and Josh Schwartz's first endeavor as a director.
The Canadian-born Savage first came to Los Angeles from the University of Iowa, where she taught film history and theory while working on her PhD. She is the published author of several scholarly articles on true crime, scandal and pornography.