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Wendy Finerman

Wendy Finerman

Academy-Awarding winning producer Wendy Finerman produced Forrest Gump which became not only one of the highest grossing films of all time, but also won six Oscars, including Best Picture. That same year she also produced I Like it Like That, an independent feature film that also earned several honors, including the New York Film Critics Award for Best New Director and an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Finerman produced Stepmom, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris, released in 1998, Fairy Tale -- a True Story, released in 1997, which won a British Academy Award for Best Children's Film, and The Fan, starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes, released in 1996.

Finerman's most recent projects include Surrender Dorothy, a movie for CBS starring Diane Keaton and the feature film Drumline, directed by Charles Stone for Fox 2000. The film stars Nick Cannon and Orlando Jones.

Finerman also produced Sugar and Spice, which stars Marley Shelton, Mena Suvari, Marla Sokoloff and James Marsden. Finerman produced the Showtime original movie, In a Class of His Own, the Rich Donato story, starring Lou Diamond Phillips. This film won several awards for literacy and education in media.

Finerman is a graduate of the Wharton School and serves on their Undergraduate Executive Board. She is the mother of four young children.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Wendy Finerman Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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