Gigi Pritzker

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Gigi Pritzker
Born
Jean Pritzker

(1962-07-27) 27 July 1962 (age 58)
NationalityAmerican
EducationStanford University (BA)
OccupationFilm producer
Known forco-founder of Odd Lot Entertainment
Net worthUS$2.6 billion (September 2020)[1]
Spouse(s)Michael Pucker
Children3
Parent(s)Jay Pritzker
Marian "Cindy" Friend
FamilyThomas Pritzker (brother)
John Pritzker (brother)
Daniel Pritzker (brother)

Jean "Gigi" Pritzker (born July 27, 1962) is an American billionaire, and film producer. She is a member of the Pritzker family.

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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Pritzker was born to the wealthy Pritzker family in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Marian "Cindy" (née Friend) and Jay Pritzker.[3] 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,[1] later divesting many assets.[4][1][4] Pritzker graduated with a BA in anthropology from Stanford University.[5]

Career[edit]

After taking courses in documentary film making,[5] she co-founded - along with her friend Deborah Del Prete - the Culver City, California based film production and financing company Odd Lot Entertainment.[1][5][6] In 2010, Odd Lot produced the film Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman and in 2011, produced the film Drive starring Ryan Gosling.[7] 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.[7]

Filmography[edit]

All films, she was producer unless otherwise noted.

Film[edit]

Year Film Credit Notes
1989 The Phantom of the Opera Line producer
Simple Justice
1997 Hostile Intent Executive producer
1998 Ricochet River
2001 The Wedding Planner
2004 Mean Creek Executive producer
2005 Green Street
2007 Undead or Alive
Suburban Girl
Buried Alive
2008 The Spirit
2009 Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground Direct-to-video
The Open Road Executive producer
2010 Rabbit Hole
2011 From Prada to Nada
Drive
2013 The Way, Way Back Executive producer
Ender's Game
2014 Draft Day
Rosewater
2015 Mortdecai
2016 Hell or High Water Executive producer
2017 Landline
2019 Motherless Brooklyn
21 Bridges
2020 My Spy
TBA
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Thanks
Year Film Notes
2015 Everlasting Special thanks

Television[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes
2008 Living Hell Television film
2017 Sun Records Co-executive producer
2017−18 Genius Executive producer
2018 The Dragon Prince Executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Forbes profile: Jean (Gigi) Pritzker". Forbes. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ CNN Money: "The Pritzker Unveiling a Private Family" By Ford S. Worthy April 25, 1988
  4. ^ a b Chicago Tribune: "Pritzker family could soon own less than half of Hyatt" By Julie Wernau April 19, 2011
  5. ^ a b c New York Times: "A Movie Mogul Rising" By MICHAEL CIEPLY January 14, 2013
  6. ^ Crain's Chicago Business: "Gigi Pritzker's firm sees star rising in Hollywood" by Shia Kapos January 15, 2013
  7. ^ a b Chicago Tribune: "The Pritzker family tree" By Melissa Harris and Julie Wernau December 18, 2011

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