Credits: First Man and The Hate U Give
Acclaimed producer WYCK GODFREY joined Paramount Pictures as President of the Motion Picture Group in January 2018.
In the past year, Godfrey has overseen the production and release of A Quiet Place, Book Club, and the sixth instalment of Mission: Impossible, which garnered the biggest-ever opening weekend for the franchise.
Prior to Paramount, Godfrey was partner at Temple Hill Entertainment, a film and television production company, since February 2006.
Alongside Marty Bowen, the company launched a number of successful film franchises, notably the Twilight saga and The Maze Runner trilogy.
As a producer, Godfrey’s films have grossed more than $6 billion dollars worldwide. The Twilight series established Bowen and Godfrey in the young-adult, movie-going demographic, where they continued as producers of such hits as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns from John Green’s books, and Dear John, Safe Haven and The Longest Ride from Nicholas Sparks’ work.
Following The Fault in Our Stars, Bowen and Godfrey launched the big screen adaptation of James Dashner’s sci-fi thriller, The Maze Runner, which earned $350 million dollars worldwide.
Most recently, Temple Hill released Damien Chazelle’s First Man, written by Josh Singer and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. The film, which chronicles Neil Armstrong’s historic mission to the moon, opened the 2018 Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim.
This year, the company also produced Love, Simon, directed by Greg Berlanti, George Tillman Jr.’s The Hate U Give, and Life Itself, written and directed by Dan Fogelman.