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Wyck Godfrey

Wyck Godfrey graduated from Science Hill in 1986 and was named most outstanding senior before he left to attend Princeton University.  Godfrey joined Paramount Pictures as the President of the Motion Picture Group in January 2018. He is responsible for the studio’s film operations from development to release, managing the Creative/Development Group, as well as overseeing Casting, Physical Production, Post Production, and Music.  At Paramount, Godfrey has overseen the production and release of the critically-acclaimed Elton John musical Rocketman, the hit horror film A Quiet Place, and the sixth installment in the 22-year running franchise Mission: Impossible, which garnered the biggest-ever opening weekend for the franchise and has earned over $760M globally to date. 

Prior to Paramount, Godfrey and producing partner Marty Bowen formed Temple Hill

Entertainment, a film and television production company, in February 2006. Together, they 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.

Godfrey began his career as a creative executive at New Line Cinema after graduating from Princeton University in 1990 with a B.A. in English Literature.  While at New Line, he worked on such hit films as The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, as well as films in the House Party and Nightmare on Elm Street series.  In 1995, he joined Horizon Pictures as Senior Vice President of Production, overseeing their slate of projects for 20th-Century Fox.

In 2006, Godfrey and Bowen’s first project at Temple Hill Entertainment was Catherine

Hardwicke’s The Nativity Story, a modestly budgeted movie that would lead to the company’s big break two years later, when Hardwicke would direct the first feature in The Twilight Saga. Twilight claimed a $400 million global take, and the movie spawned four sequels: New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Breaking Dawn - Part 2.  The series has now surpassed $3 billion in worldwide theatrical ticket sales.  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, adapted from John Green’s books, and Dear John, Safe Haven and franchises, Godfrey and Bowen have executive produced the FOX TV crime drama, Rosewood; the hit ABC drama, Revenge; David E. Kelly’s television adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes; and the upcoming Hulu adaptation of John Green’s novel, Looking for Alaska.