Gigi Pritzker
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United States
2018

MWM Studios

Gigi
Pritzker

Co-Founder / CEO

Pritzker founded MWM Studios in 2001, turning her passion for literary storytelling into a production company with an impressive list of credits. Releases include the Oscar-nominated “Rabbit Hole,” starring Nicole Kidman; Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water,” starring Jeff Bridges; Sundance hit “The Way, Way Back,” starring Steve Carell; sci-fi film “Ender’s Game,” with Harrison Ford; and “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling. Pritzker is part of a consortium that launched STX Entertainment, where she serves on the board. Through the company’s arm MWM Live, she develops and produces stage productions, including the Tony-winning “Million Dollar Quartet.” In 2017, MWM Studios premiered its TV series “Genius” on Nat Geo, earning 10 Emmy nominations and a second-season renewal.

Career

  • THE WAY WAY BACK
  • RABBIT HOLE
  • HELL OR HIGH WATER

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Listen: Producer Gigi Pritzker on Staying Nimble and Embracing Risk

Listen: Producer Gigi Pritzker on Staying Nimble and Embracing Risk

A few years ago, veteran indie film producer Gigi Pritzker had a stroke of "Genius."Pritzker had been trying for years to get a movie biopic of Albert Einstein off the ground but the script and other elements never quite gelled. She eventually realized the problem was that Einstein's remarkable life was too unwieldy for a two-hour format. But it was ripe for execution as a limited TV series.Welcome to "Strictly Business," Variety's weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about...

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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“While I didn't get it directly from her, It would be Anais Nin, " Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage."”

What or who inspires you?

“My mother. Sounds cliche but she is a focused, smart, sassy and brilliant 93-year old with impeccable taste. She got a tattoo at 90 with seven of her grandchildren because she wanted to see what it was all about. How cool is that?!”

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