Gigi Pritzker
Courtesy of MWM
United States

Madison Wells


Cofounder / CEO

Pritzker makes content that is high-minded (the 2021 doc “Ferguson Rises”), unapologetically commercial (2020 action-comedy “My Spy”) and at times a bit of both (2021 biopic “The Eyes of Tammy of Tammy Faye,” starring Jessica Chastain). The scion of one of the wealthiest families in the U.S. (her late father cofounded Hyatt Hotels), she launched the prodco Odd Lot Entertainment in 2001, and it went on to produce such films as “Rabbit Hole” (2010) and “Drive” (2011). In 2017, the company morphed into MWM (Madison Wells Media) and now goes by Madison Wells, a multi-platform entity involved in film, TV, interactive media, publishing and live entertainment. Its theater division has backed productions including “Seven Deadly Sins,” the Tony winner “Hadestown” and a Broadway revival of “Company,” starring Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk.


  • 21 BRIDGES
  • MY SPY


  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Madison Wells’ Gigi Pritzker Talks Company Mission to Champion ‘Badass Women’ and Overlooked Voices

Madison Wells’ Gigi Pritzker Talks Company Mission to Champion ‘Badass Women’ and Overlooked Voices

Gigi Prtizker’s Madison Wells banner has a new look, intended to reflect the company’s commitment to “spotlighting stories for, by and about badass women, as well as people who love pushing boundaries.”Founded in 2015 by Pritzker, Madison Wells’ focus has been on bringing meaningful stories to life via film, television, theatre and podcasting, with projects that have ranged from Broadway musicals "Million Dollar Quartet" and "Hadestown" to National Geographic’s limited series “Genius” to the immersive art experience “Nevermore Park.”The veteran...



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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