Douglas Wick

Douglas Wick is an American film producer whose work includes producing the 2000 film Gladiator, Stuart Little, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Douglas Wick
Born
United States
Other namesDouglas Z. Wick
Doug Wick
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)
(
m. 1986)
Children3

Life and careerEdit

Wick is the son of actress Mary Jane (Woods) and United States Information Agency director Charles Z. Wick.[1][2] Following his cum laude graduation from Yale University, where he was a member of Wolf's Head Society, Douglas Wick began work for filmmaker Alan J. Pakula as his "coffee boy". In 1979, Wick would get his first film credit when he served as associate producer on Pakula's film Starting Over. Wick's first solo producing job came on the 1988 film Working Girl. His next film, Wolf, would reunite Wick with Mike Nichols, who directed Working Girl, before he went on to produce the 1996 film The Craft. The year of 1999 saw Wick produce both the critical-hit Girl, Interrupted and the box-office hit Stuart Little. The following year brought with it Wick's biggest success to date, Gladiator.[3] This film would net Wick an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA award all for "Best Picture". Also in 2000 Wick produced the Sci Fi hit Hollow Man. In the next few years Wick would produce Spy Game, Peter Pan (the first live action version of the J.M. Barrie classic tale),[4]:514 a successful Stuart Little sequel Stuart Little 2,[5] and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!.[4]:750 In 2005, Wick produced two more critical hits, Jarhead and Memoirs of a Geisha as well as two lesser successes Bewitched and another Stuart Little sequel Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild. Wick produced the moderate success of RV and a Hollow Man sequel Hollow Man 2 in 2006.

Wick and Red Wagon's most recent production was The Divergent Series, based on Veronica Roth's New York Times bestselling books. Divergent starred a cast of newcomers including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort, as well as Oscar winner Kate Winslet. It was followed by the sequels Insurgent and Allegiant, which also stars Naomi Watts and Jeff Daniels. Previously, Fisher and Wick produced The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan.[6][failed verification]

Wick has been married to Lucy Fisher since 1986, and together they have three daughters.[1] Wick is also best friends with bluegrass musician Dave Rawlings and frequently visits him at his home in Nashville.[7][failed verification]

Red Wagon EntertainmentEdit

Douglas Wick is the founder of Red Wagon Entertainment and Red Wagon Productions. In 2000, he expanded the company to bring in Lucy Fisher, his partner and wife.[8] Red Wagon Productions has been the production company on fifteen of the films Wick has produced, including: Girl, Interrupted; Spy Game; and Memoirs of a Geisha.

FilmographyEdit

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.

FilmEdit

Year Film Credit Notes
1979 Starting Over Associate producer
1988 Working Girl
1994 Wolf
1996 The Craft
1998 Hush
1999 Stuart Little
Girl, Interrupted
2000 Gladiator
Hollow Man
2001 Spy Game
2002 Stuart Little 2
2003 Peter Pan
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
2005 Bewitched
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Direct-to-video
Jarhead
Memoirs of a Geisha
2006 RV
Hollow Man 2 Executive producer Direct-to-video
2012 Lawless
2013 The Great Gatsby
2014 Divergent
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant
TBA
The Craft Post-production
As writer
Year Film Notes
2002 Stuart Little 2 Story
2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Direct-to-video
Story
Miscellaneous crew
Year Film Notes
1978 Comes a Horseman Assistant to director
Thanks
Year Film Notes
2010 How Do You Know Special thanks
2019 Lost Holiday

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Credit
2003 Stuart Little Executive producer

AwardsEdit

Academy Awards

  • Best Picture
    • 2000 Gladiator

Golden Globes

  • Best Picture
    • 1988 Working Girl
    • 2000 Gladiator

BAFTA Awards

  • Best Film
    • 2000 Gladiator

PGA Golden Laurel Awards

  • Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award
    • 2000

NATO ShoWest Producer of the Year

  • 2002

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Douglas Wick Biography (1955– )". Film Reference. Advameg. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Martin, Douglas (July 24, 2008). "Charles Wick, 90, former head of U.S. Information Agency". Americas. The New York Times. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Hughes, Candice (May 8, 2000). "Russell Crowe savors film success by working as much as possible". Santa Cruz County Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. p. A-8. Retrieved June 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b Ebert, Roger (2004). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 9780740747427. OCLC 57315976 – via Internet Archive. Douglas Wick.
  5. ^ Willis, John (2004). "Stuart Little 2". Screen World 2003. Screen World. 54. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 84. ISBN 9781557835284 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Scott, A. O. (May 9, 2013). "Shimmying Off the Literary Mantle: 'The Great Gatsby,' Interpreted by Baz Luhrmann". Movies. The New York Times (Movie Review). Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Wilkinson, Alec (September 20, 2004). "THE GHOSTLY ONES: How Gillian Welch and David Rawlings rediscovered country music". Profiles. The New Yorker: 78.
  8. ^ Career summary at curesnow.org Archived February 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Accessed April 5, 2010.

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