Ian Sander was born on November 22, 1947, and died on May 3, 2016.
He was a principal in Sander/Moses Productions,
Which he has both developed and served as an executive producer on over 300 hours of dramatic prime-time television programming.
He graduated with a B.S. from the University of Southern California and attending Loyola Law School, Sander began his career as an actor.
Ian toiled in both American and European television, movies and theater, including co-starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway show, “No Place to Be Somebody.”
While transitioning into production, Sander’s earliest producing credits include the theatrical film noir thriller “D.O.A.” and the feature “Everybody’s All American.”
Ian was Executive Producer and Director of the hit CBS drama Ghost Whisperer, and he has co-authored the show’s companion book, “Ghost Whisperer Spirit Guide.”
Sander has also co-created the award-winning Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side web series.
His other television executive producer credits include Profiler, The Beast, New York News, and For the People, all of which he also directed, and Brimstone.
Ian Sander was a producer of the Emmy Award-winning series “Equal Justice” and the Emmy Award-winning two-hour series pilot “I’ll Fly Away.”
When he was the executive producer of the series “I’ll Fly Away,” it was the recipient of many honors including: Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, Humanities Awards, Golden Globe Awards, The American Television Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards, Producers Guild of America Award, Directors Guild of America Awards, NAACP Image Awards, The Television Critics Association Awards and Anti-Defamation League Artistic Achievement Award.
For his honor of his achievements with the series, Sander was named “Television Producer of the Year” by the Producers Guild of America.
In television movie his executive producer credits are “Ali, An American Hero,” the Emmy Award–winning “Stolen Babies,” “Kansas,” “Chasing the Dragon”, which he directed, and “I’ll Fly Away: Then and Now”, which he also directed, and for which he garnered a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Dramatic Special by the Directors Guild of America.
Ian Sander passed away at 68 yrs old.