Independent film and television producer Wendy Finerman founded WENDY FINERMAN PRODUCTIONS in 1988. In 1994, she became the first solo female producer in the history of the Academy to have received an Oscar for Best Picture for “Forrest Gump”. The film won a total of six Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture Drama, and is one of the highest grossing films of all time. Her extensive list of credits includes “Fairy Tale – A True Story” which earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Children’s Film, “P.S. I Love You,” “Drumline,” “Stepmom,” and Academy Award nominated “The Devil Wears Prada.”
Collectively, all of her films have grossed 1.5 billion dollars in international theatrical release and earned 140 award nominations. Upcoming film projects include “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” based on the bestselling children’s book by Kate DiCamillo, and “Flawed,” based on Cecilia Ahern’s novel. Wendy is a graduate of the Wharton School and has served on the Wharton School of Business Executive Undergraduate Board for over eleven years. She also works with the Gary Sinise Foundation honoring our country’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.