27 July 1962
|Education||Stanford University (BA)|
|Known for||co-founder of Odd Lot Entertainment|
|Net worth||US$2.6 billion (September 2020)|
Marian "Cindy" Friend
|Family||Thomas Pritzker (brother)|
John Pritzker (brother)
Daniel Pritzker (brother)
Pritzker is co-founder of the film production and financing company Odd Lot Entertainment. Films she has produced include Rabbit Hole, Drive, and Hell or High Water. She has also produced for TV, including The Dragon Prince, which won the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Children's Animated Series.
Pritzker was born to the wealthy Pritzker family in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Marian "Cindy" (née Friend) and Jay Pritzker. Her maternal grandfather was Prague-born jurist Hugo Friend. Her father diversified the Chicago-based family business, the Marmon Group - along with his brothers Robert Pritzker and Donald Pritzker. They created the Hyatt Hotel chain in 1957 and owned Braniff Airlines from 1983 until 1988, later divesting many assets. Pritzker graduated with a BA in anthropology from Stanford University.
After taking courses in documentary film making, she co-founded - along with her friend Deborah Del Prete - the Culver City, California based film production and financing company Odd Lot Entertainment. In 2010, Odd Lot produced the film Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman and in 2011, produced the film Drive starring Ryan Gosling. In November 2013, Odd Lot released Ender's Game a film co-starring Harrison Ford, and based on Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel.
Pritzker also develops and produces live stage productions - along with her partner Ted Rawlins - through their company Relevant Theatricals. Relevant Theatricals produced the play Million Dollar Quartet.
All films, she was producer unless otherwise noted.
|1989||The Phantom of the Opera||Line producer|
|1997||Hostile Intent||Executive producer|
|2001||The Wedding Planner|
|2004||Mean Creek||Executive producer|
|2007||Undead or Alive|
|2009||Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground||Direct-to-video|
|The Open Road||Executive producer|
|2011||From Prada to Nada|
|2013||The Way, Way Back||Executive producer|
|2016||Hell or High Water||Executive producer|
|The Eyes of Tammy Faye|
|2008||Living Hell||Television film|
|2017||Sun Records||Co-executive producer|
|2018||The Dragon Prince||Executive producer|
- "Forbes profile: Jean (Gigi) Pritzker". Forbes. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
- Milligan, Mercedes (2020-07-26). "Daytime Emmy Awards: 'Dragon Prince,' 'Ask the Storybots' & 'Last Kids on Earth' Win Key Animation Categories for Netflix". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
- CNN Money: "The Pritzker Unveiling a Private Family" By Ford S. Worthy April 25, 1988
- Chicago Tribune: "Pritzker family could soon own less than half of Hyatt" By Julie Wernau April 19, 2011
- New York Times: "A Movie Mogul Rising" By MICHAEL CIEPLY January 14, 2013
- Crain's Chicago Business: "Gigi Pritzker's firm sees star rising in Hollywood" by Shia Kapos January 15, 2013
- Chicago Tribune: "The Pritzker family tree" By Melissa Harris and Julie Wernau December 18, 2011