Cheryl Miller Houser, Co-Director and Producer, Generation Startup

Cheryl Miller Houser started her career developing and producing feature films, including David O. Russell’s first movie Spanking the Monkey, winner of the Sundance Audience Award. She has produced several award-winning social issue documentaries including Children of Darkness (PBS), a film about children with mental illness that was nominated for an Academy Award, and Trust Me (Showtime) about an interfaith camp in rural North Carolina founded the summer after 9/11. She has helped create and produce hundreds of hours of TV for broadcasters such as the Discovery Channel,

She has helped create and produce hundreds of hours of TV for broadcasters such as the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History Channel, A+E, Lifetime, Food Network, Discovery ID, and Travel Channel, including 90 episodes of Dr. G: Medical Examiner, the top-rated show on Discovery Health and the pilot for the hit Travel Channel series Hotel Impossible. In 2013 Cheryl launched Creative Breed, a full-service, multi-platform production company, to create engaging stories across all media that provide uplift and positive impact.

Generation Startup is the company’s most ambitious project to date. Mad Genius Tips, a popular web series Cheryl created for Food & Wine Magazine, was nominated for a James Beard Award, the highest honor in the food world. Cheryl holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University.

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