Wendy Finerman

Producer
Determined producer who recognized the potential of a novel by Winston Groom entitled "Forrest Gump" and nurtured the project for nine years until it was made into a boxoffice bonanza that went on to win six Oscars ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Producer (14)

Drumline 2: A New Beat 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Violet & Daisy 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

One for the Money 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

P.S. I Love You 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Surrender Dorothy 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Devil Wears Prada 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Drumline 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sugar & Spice 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fairytale - A True Story 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fan 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Like It Like That 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hot to Trot 1988 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

In a Class of His Own (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Determined producer who recognized the potential of a novel by Winston Groom entitled "Forrest Gump" and nurtured the project for nine years until it was made into a boxoffice bonanza that went on to win six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

Relationships

Mark Canton Producer

Husband
Finerman filed for divorce summer 1997

Dorothy Canton

Daughter
born c. 1989

Henry Canton

Son
born c. July 1991

Irwin Finerman

Father

David Peterson

Husband

EDUCATION

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1982
roomed with future studio executive Stacey Snider

Milestones

2014

Served as the executive producer on the TV movie "Drumline: A New Beat"

2007

Produced "P.S. I Love You"

2006

Was the producer of "The Devil Wears Prada"

1998

Served as a producer of the hit "Stepmom"

1997

Was a producer of "Fairy Tale - A True Story"

1996

Served as producer of the Ridley Scott-directed thriller "The Fan"

1994

Was producer of the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Forrest Gump"

1994

Debut as executive producer, "I Like It Like That"

1993

Got go ahead from Paramount to make "Forrest Gump"

1988

Debut as co-producer of feature, "Hot to Trot"

1988

Created her own production company

1985

Joined producer Steve Tisch at Steve Tisch Productions as VP of production and development

1985

Read the galleys for novel "Forrest Gump"

Was a business affairs executive at Universal Television

Grew up in Baltimore and Los Angeles

Worked at The Movie Channel in New York

Bonus Trivia

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She was the founder of Wendy Finerman Productions.

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