Lucy Fisher is an award winning film producer known for her work on The Great Gatsby, Memoirs of a Geisha and The Divergent Series. She is currently the Co-Head of Red Wagon Entertainment and has formerly served as Vice Chairman of Sony’s Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. In her time at Sony Pictures, the studio broke all-time domestic and worldwide industry box office records with movies she supervised such as Jerry Maguire, As Good as it Gets, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and Air Force One. Previously, Fisher served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Production at Warner Bros, where she shepherded such movies as The Fugitive, Gremlins, The Goonies, Space Jam, The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, The Witches of Eastwick, and Malcolm X, as well as Michael Moore’s directorial debut. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Fisher served as Head of Production at Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios.
In addition to her creative achievements, Fisher is widely considered a pioneer for women and working mothers in the entertainment industry. She was the driving force behind the on-site Warner Bros. Studio Children’s Center, which has since provided care for over 2,500 children and served as a prototype for day care centers at other studios.
Fisher’s many awards include the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the Hollywood Film Festival “Producer of the Year” Award, the Hollywood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Producing, two Crystal Awards from Women in Film, and the Friends of Cancer Research Advocacy’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.” She has been listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business.
After Fisher’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes, she and her husband Doug Wick became a pivotal force in diabetes funding and stem cell research. They co-founded “CuresNow” to advance regenerative medicine and co-chaired the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative (Proposition 71) which has since become the CIRM and has funded $3 billion for stem cell research in California. A cum laude graduate of Harvard, Fisher founded the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Program at her alma mater, and has served as a member on the Harvard Board of Overseers, as well as as its Vice Chairman. Currently, she serves on The Harvard Medical School’s Advisory Council on Medical Education, is a member of the Harvard Arts Resource Council and serves on the Producers Council Board of Delegates for the PGA.