DOUGLAS WICK is an award-winning motion-picture producer whose movies have earned more than $2 billion at the box office as well as 22 Oscar® nominations and seven Oscar® wins. Along with his partner Lucy Fisher, he is co-head of Red Wagon Entertainment. Wick and Red Wagon’s most recent production was Allegiant, the third in the international blockbuster trilogy Divergent. In 2013 Fisher and Wick produced The Great Gatsby, which was directed by Baz Luhrmann, starred Leonardo DiCaprio and won two Academy Awards®. Wick also produced Gladiator, the Ridley Scott-directed epic that won five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and became a worldwide cinematic phenomenon, winning two Golden Globes®, four BAFTAs, the Producers Guild of America’s Motion Picture of the Year Award, the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie and the AFI’s Movie of the Year. Wick also garnered a bevy of Academy Award® nominations and a Golden Globe® win for his first solo producing effort Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols. Wick’s Girl Interrupted won Angelina Jolie both an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe® for her breakthrough performance. Wick’s prior films also include the family hit Stuart Little, starring the first CGI leading man; Wolf, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer; The Craft, with Fairuza Balk; Spy Game, which paired Robert Redford and Brad Pitt under director Tony Scott; and Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man, starring Kevin Bacon.
In 2001 Wick expanded his Red Wagon Entertainment to bring in Lucy Fisher, former vice chairman of Sony’s Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group, as co-head. The first picture in their new partnership was Stuart Little 2, the sequel to the Wick-produced Stuart Little. Wick and Fisher went on to produce a wide range of motion pictures together including Jarhead, Peter Pan, Lawless and Memoirs of a Geisha, which was nominated for six Academy Awards® and won three Oscars®.
After graduating cum laude from Yale, Wick began his career as a production assistant for filmmaker Alan Pakula. He earned his first credit as associate producer on Starting Over.
Wick is the co-founder of CuresNow, an organization that promotes regenerative medicine and stem-cell research. In addition, he has been a co-chair of Prop 71, the successful Stem Cell initiative in California, which now awards $3 billion for stem-cell research in the state. He has also served on the board of trustees for the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles and the board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.
His many awards include the NATO ShoWest Producer of the Year award, the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, The Hollywood Film Festival Producer of the Year Award, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Producer of the Year, the Motion Picture Club’s Producer of the Year, The Saturn Award, the Los Angeles Father of the Year Award and Friends of Cancer Research Advocacy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
LUCY FISHER, former Vice Chairman of the Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group at Sony Studios, is an award-winning motion picture producer and co-head of Red Wagon Entertainment. Fisher’s most recent production was the international blockbuster THE DIVERGENT SERIES, the franchise based on Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestselling books. DIVERGENT, the first in the series, starred a cast of stellar newcomers including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort as well as Oscar winner Kate Winslet. It was followed by INSURGENT with Naomi Watts and ALLEGIANT with Jeff Daniels. Previously, Fisher produced THE GREAT GATSBY, which was directed by Baz Luhrmann, starred Leonardo DiCaprio, and won 2 Academy Awards.
During Fisher’s tenure as Vice Chairman at Sony, the studio broke all-time industry records for biggest domestic and worldwide grosses with films she supervised, which included MEN IN BLACK, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, AIR FORCE ONE, JERRY MAGUIRE, AS GOOD AS IT GETS and STUART LITTLE. After leaving the executive suite, Fisher partnered with Oscar®-winning producer Douglas Wick (GLADIATOR, WORKING GIRL), and together they have produced a wide range of critically acclaimed and popular movies including JARHEAD, LAWLESS, and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, which earned 3 Academy Awards.
Before moving to Sony, Fisher served for 14 years as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Production at Warner Bros., where she developed and supervised a diverse range of films including THE FUGITIVE, THE COLOR PURPLE, GREMLINS, THE GOONIES, MALCOLM X, SPACE JAM, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, THE OUTSDERS and THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. Fisher previously served as Vice President of Production at Twentieth Century Fox before being tapped as Head of Worldwide Production for Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios.
In addition to her creative achievements, Fisher is widely considered a pioneer for women and working mothers in the entertainment industry. She was the driving force behind the on-site Warner Bros. Studio Children’s Center, which has since provided care for over 2000 children and served as a prototype for day care centers at other studios.
Fisher’s many awards include the Producer’s Guild of America’s Award, David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, The Hollywood Film Festival “Producer of the Year” Award, the Hollywood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Producing, the Crystal Award from Women in Film, Premiere Magazine’s Icon Award, and Friends of Cancer Research Advocacy’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.” She has been listed as one of Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business.
After their youngest daughter was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, Fisher and Wick co-founded CuresNow, an organization which promotes regenerative medicine and stem cell research. She served as co-chair of Prop 71, the successful Stem Cell initiative in California, which now awards 3 billion dollars for stem cell research in the State of California.
A cum laude graduate of Harvard, Fisher has served on the Harvard University Board of Overseers and founded the Peters Ivers Visiting Artist Program there.
Fisher also currently serves as a delegate for the PGA’s Producers Council.