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Stephen P. Jarchow is a media and real estate investor. He has been involved in the production and/or distribution of over 250 motion pictures and television series. He has been a principal in over 100 real estate ventures.


Mr. Jarchow received a BBA, MS and JD all with Honors from the University of Wisconsin.  He practiced tax and real estate law and subsequently was a partner with Lincoln Property Company, an international real estate development company. He also served as a senior managing director with an investment banking firm. He is a CPA and a member of the Wisconsin and Texas Bar Associations.


Mr. Jarchow has advised clients and/or made real estate investments in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Russia.  Together with his business partner, Paul Colichman, he has invested in a variety of media businesses, including cable and streaming networks serving the LGBTQ and other underrepresented audiences.


Mr. Jarchow is the author of four books on real estate taxation and finance published by John Wiley & Co.  He co-wrote the Tax Management Portfolio on Taxation of Foreign Governments (IRC Section 892) as well as numerous articles on business taxation.  He compiled and edited “Graaskamp on Real Estate” which summarized the groundbreaking real estate investment work of the late Professor James A. Graaskamp.  This book is considered one of the best books ever written on real estate. 


Mr. Jarchow served on the Board of Visitors of the UW Business School and the UW Law School as well as the Communications Arts Board.  He served on the Board of the UW Alumni Association. He is a member of the Dean’s Circle of the UW School of Business and the Bascom Hill Society. He served for over a decade as a Trustee of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.


Mr. Jarchow’s motion picture, “Departures” received the Academy Award ® for Best Foreign Language Film.  Mr. Jarchow and Mr. Colichman produced “Gods and Monsters” directed by Bill Condon and starring Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave, which received three Academy Award ® nominations (winning for Best Adapted Screenplay), four Golden Globe nominations (winning for Best Supporting Actress), three Independent Spirit Awards, and numerous other international accolades including Best Picture from the National Board of Review.  


Mr. Jarchow is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been nominated for five Emmy Awards ®.  He won a Daytime Emmy Award ® in 2021 for “Girls Voices Now” a documentary series about the challenges faced by young women of color in Los Angeles.

(c) 2018 Stephen P. Jarchow

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