Jedd Wider & Todd Wider
Producers, Wider Film Projects
Wider Film Projects is a film production company formed by Emmy Award winning producers Todd Wider and Jedd Wider to develop film projects that have social and political resonance.
In the past seven years, they have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films. In 2008, they executive produced Taxi to the Dark Side, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary and the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. They have also produced Beyond Conviction (2006) which premiered at the LA Film Festival, won the Audience Award at the Woodstock Film Festival, appeared at the Viennale, the Leeds Film Festival and the Reel Women’s Film Festival, won the PASS Award by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, had its broadcast premiere on MSNBC and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the TODAY show; What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2007 and Silver DOCS and was widely released nationally at the end of 2007, becoming one of the highest grossing documentaries of 2007; A Dream in Doubt ( 2007) which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, winning a Grand Jury Honorable Mention, appeared at Lincoln Center, New York, in 2007, where it was an Official Selection of the Independents Night by the IFP, won the Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, won Best Documentary at the Arizona International Film Festival, was sponsored by POV/PBS and was broadcast on POV; Kicking It (2008) narrated by Colin Farrell and which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and had its worldwide broadcast premiere on ESPN; and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) which had a special screening at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and its worldwide festival premiere at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival, was released theatrically throughout the United States by Magnolia Pictures in the Fall of 2010, had its broadcast premiere on A&E Television Networks and was nominated for Best Documentary by the PGA, WGA and DGA and the Emmy Awards. Wider Film Projects currently has numerous feature documentary projects in pre-production and post-production.
Prior to his career as a producer, Dr. Todd Wider was a reconstructive surgeon. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986, and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1990. As a surgeon, he was active in helping the passage of the Women’s Health and Cancer Act of 1998, also called The Janet Law (named for a patient of his), federal legislation signed into law by President Bill Clinton, that mandated insurance coverage for breast cancer reconstruction. Wider was active with Senator Al D’Amato and Diane Feinstein in lobbying for this federal legislation. He also was a volunteer surgeon for Victims Services, an organization providing surgery to victims of abuse, and was a volunteer surgeon at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City.
Jedd Wider is also a hedge fund partner at a major international law firm in New York representing many of the largest hedge funds and global institutional investors investing into private investment funds. He graduated from Princeton University in 1989, and Tulane School of Law in 1992. He is the Producer of Mixing Nia (1999), a feature motion picture which premiered on HBO and Assistant to the Producer of Woman in the Wind (1987) a film starring Colleen Dewhurst which premiered on A&E.
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