LEROY SCHECTER (Executive Producer) was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn in 1927. At the age of 15, after Pearl Harbor, he joined the National Guard. At seventeen, he joined the United States Navy and served during World War II. He has been a prominent figure in the steel industry for over sixty years, owning companies such as American Strip Steel and Marino Ware Industries. Schechter developed his companies into one of the largest manufacturers of steel building products in the United States. His business philosophy focuses on servicing the needs of the customer, which led to the forming of his trucking company, Norbet Trucking.

Schecter has an extensive and impressive real estate portfolio including trophy properties at 15 Central Park West and The Rothschild Mansion in New York City. In 2001, he created the LeRoy Schecter Foundation. He has pledged 90% of his assets to his foundation to aid those stricken with poverty. Schecter was introduced to the entertainment industry as a co-producer of Woody Allen's most recent Broadway production "Relatively Speaking."