Rachel Pfeffer, who has served as president of Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises since 1993, is exiting the company. Michael Nozik, president of Redford’s indie banner South Fork Pictures, will now run both companies, but sources said that the two companies will not merge. It’s not clear what Nozik’s new title will be.
Pfeffer, who is 8-1/2 months pregnant, has been producing “The Horse Whisperer” and will return to produce Steve Zaillian’s “A Civil Action” for Touchstone Pictures after she has her baby. Pfeffer is also attached as producer on several Wildwood projects that she has developed over the years.
Pfeffer would not comment; nor would Redford’s spokesman Stephen Rivers. Redford was on location in Montana, where he is producing, directing and starring in “The Horse Whisperer” and was unavailable to comment.
Before joining Wildwood four years ago, Pfeffer was an exec producer on “A Few Good Men” and a producer of “Malice” at Castle Rock Entertainment. While at Wildwood, she was an exec producer on “Grand Avenue,” which debuted on HBO.
Nozik, who met Redford while a producer of “Quiz Show,” joined the company in 1994 as president. South Fork launched a little over three years ago.