Before taking over the reins at Sony, Fisher was at Warner Bros. for 14 years where she served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Production. While there, she developed and supervised a broad range of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films, including The Color Purple, The Fugitive, Twister, Gremlins, The Goonies, Malcolm X, The Bridges of Madison County, Space Jam, Empire of the Sun, The Outsiders, The Witches of Eastwick, and The Secret Garden. She also shepherded the pickup of several independent films to be distributed by Warner Bros., including Michael Moore's debut film, Roger and Me.
After leaving the executive suite for Red Wagon Entertainment, Fisher's first producing effort with Wick was Stuart Little 2, the hit sequel to family favorite Stuart Little, which reunited director Rob Minkoff and stars Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis and Nathan Lane. Currently in worldwide release from Red Wagon is the live-action version of J.M. Barrie's beloved classic Peter Pan. Directed by P.J. Hogan, the film stars Jeremy Sumpter, the first boy to play the legendary leader of Neverland's Lost Boys, and Rachel Hurd-Wood as Wendy, along with Jason Isaacs, Lynn Redgrave, Olivia Williams and Ludivine Sagnier.
Fisher and Wick are currently in pre-production on the big-screen adaptation of the classic television series Bewitched, to be directed by Nora Ephron and to star Nicole Kidman. Also in pre-production is the long-awaited Memoirs of a Geisha based on the runaway bestseller, to be directed by Rob Marshall. Other upcoming high-profile projects for Fisher and Wick include Dreadnought, to star Vin Diesel, The Lone Ranger, and a hip hop remake of Bye Bye Birdie."
A graduate of Harvard University, Fisher began her career as a reader at United Artists before going to MGM, where she helped launch the film Fame. She moved up to Vice President of Production at Twentieth Century Fox and was subsequently named Head of Worldwide Production for Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios.
Considered a pioneer for women in the entertainment industry, Fisher has been honored with the 2002 Hollywood Film Festival's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Producing, the Crystal Award from Women in Film, and Premiere magazine's Icon Award. She was also listed as one of Fortune magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business, and named one of Mirabella magazine's 25 Smartest Women in America. In addition to her creative achievements, she was the driving force behind the on-site Warner Bros. Studio Children's Center, founded and serves as board member of the Peter Ivers Artist-in-Residency Program at Harvard, is an advisor to the Los Angeles Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and is Co-Founder of CuresNow, an organization focused on the promotion of regenerative medicine and stem cell research.
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