Gigi Pritzker
Courtesy of MWM
United States
2020

MWM

Gigi
Pritzker

Cofounder / CEO

While some producers may talk diverse slates and cross-platform pollination, Pritzker makes them happen with her diversified content company MWM (formerly known as Madison Wells Media and Odd Lot Entertainment), founded in 2001. Her most high profile projects are her features —  think recent releases such as writer-director-star Edward Norton’s noir mystery “Motherless Brooklyn,” the action-thriller “21 Bridges,” starring the late Chadwick Boseman, and Amazon’s “My Spy,” with Dave Bautista. But she also produced for the stage, including the Tony-winning musical “Hadestown” and Matthew Lopez’s “The Inheritance” (winner of two GLAAD Awards), mounted the immersive “Nevermore Park” in Chicago and turned the company’s podcast “Voyage to the Stars” into a successful comic book. On the TV front, she exec produced the Emmy-winning Netflix animated series “The Dragon Prince.”

Career

  • MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
  • 21 BRIDGES
  • MY SPY

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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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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