Finerman, Wendy 1957(?)–

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FINERMAN, Wendy 1957(?)


Full name, Wendy Joan Finerman; born 1957 (some sources say 1960) in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Irwin (an orthopedic surgeon) Finerman; married Mark Canton (a studio executive and producer), 1985 (divorced, 1999); married David Peterson (a financier); children: (first marriage) Dorothy, Henry, another child; (second marriage) one son, two stepchildren. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.S., economics.

Addresses: Office Wendy Finerman Productions, 10202 West Washington Blvd., David Lean #220, Culver City, CA 90232.

Career: Producer. Wendy Finerman Productions, Culver City, CA, founder, 1988. The Movie Channel, financial analyst in film acquisitions; Universal Television, business affairs executive; Tisch/Avnet Productions, vice president for development and production, 1985; University of Pennsylvania, member of the undergraduate executive board committee for the Wharton School.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best first feature, 1994, for I Like It Like That; Academy Award and National Board of Review Award (both with Steve Starkey and Steve Tisch), both best picture, PGA Golden Laurel Award (with Tisch, Starkey, and Charles Newirth), motion picture producer of the year, and Film Award nomination (with Tisch, Starkey, and Robert Zemeckis), best film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all 1995, for Forrest Gump; Childrens' Award (with Bruce Davey and Charles Sturridge), best children's film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1998, for Fairy Tale: A True Story.


Film Producer:

(With others) Hot to Trot, Warner Bros., 1988.

(With Steve Starkey and Steve Tisch) Forrest Gump, Paramount, 1994.

The Fan, TriStar, 1996.

Fairy Tale: A True Story (also known as Fairy Tale and Illumination ), Paramount, 1997.

Stepmom (also known as Class Divided and Good Night Moon ), Columbia, 1998.

Sugar & Spice, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Drumline, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

Film Executive Producer:

I Like It Like That (also known as Black Out ), Columbia, 1994.

Holy Matrimony, Buena Vista, 1994.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

In a Class of His Own, Showtime, 1999.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

One for the Money, UPN, 2002.