Gigi Pritzker
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MWM Studios


Co-Founder / CEO

Gigi Pritzker founded MWM Studios in 2001, and she has since turned her passion for literary storytelling into a production company with an impressive list of credits.

Pritzker’s personal credits as producer include the Oscar-nominated “Rabbit Hole,” starring Nicole Kidman; Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water” starring Jeff Bridges; the Sundance festival hit “The Way Way Back,” starring Steve Carell; Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, “Rosewater”; the sci-fi film “Ender’s Game,” and “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling.

Pritzker is part of a consortium that launched STX Entertainment, a next-generation film studio, for which she continues to serve on the board of directors. STX specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content, with direct passage into the China market. She also develops and produces live stage productions through her company MWM Live, including the Tony Award winning “Million Dollar Quartet.”

MWM Studios premiered its TV series “Genius” in 2017 on the NatGeo network, telling the tale of a young Albert Einstein and the obstacles that brilliance can create in everyday life. The series earned 10 Emmy nominations and a second-season renewal.

A committed philanthropist, Pritzker holds a position on the Sundance Institute board of Trustees, is the founder and vice chair of Project&, a member of the board of the Goodman Theatre of Chicago, and serves on the advisory board of the Harold Ramis Film School.


  • MWM Studios
  • STX Entertainment


  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact

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Gigi Pritzker's Oddlot Acquires Romantic Comedy 'Septillion to One'

Gigi Pritzker's Oddlot Acquires Romantic Comedy 'Septillion to One'

Gigi Pritzker's OddLot Entertainment has acquired the movie rights to the romantic comedy script "Septillion to One" with plans to fast track the project into production.The script, written by Adam R. Perlman (“The Newsroom”) and Graham Sack (“The Morgan Principle”), centers on an overzealous former FBI agent who has been relegated to the fraud unit of the Texas State Lottery. He begins investigating a beautiful woman, who had inexplicably defied all odds and hit the lottery jackpot three times, and...



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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