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Paula Sue Kauffman Wiki Biography
Paula Sue Kauffman was born on the 12th December 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio, USA, and as Paula Wagner is known as a film producer, probably best recognized for producing such film titles as “Vanilla Sky”, “The Last Samurai” and “Mission: Impossible”, among many others. She is also known for being a talent agent. Her career has been active since 1971.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Paula Wagner is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Paula counts the total size of her net worth at the impressive amount of $50 million, accumulated through her successful career in the film industry.
Paula Wagner Net Worth $50 Million
Paula Wagner was raised in her hometown by her father, Edmund Jamison Kauffman, Jr., who was a businessman, and her mother, Sue Anna, who worked as an editor for a news magazine. Upon matriculation, she enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Paula’s professional career began in 1971, when she appeared as an actress in the production “Lenny” in New York, after which she continued to play in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and performed as a member of the Yale Repertory Theatre, which marked the beginning of an increase of her net worth. In no time, she decided to pursue further her career as a talent agent too, so she moved to Los Angeles, California and got a job at Creative Artists Agency. Paula worked there for 15 years, representing such Hollywood actors as Demi Moore, Val Kilmer, Kathryn Bigelow, Liam Neeson, Oliver Stone, Robert Towne, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise.
In 1993, Paula moved her career to the next level, as she established with Tom Cruise their own production company called Cruise/Wagner Productions (C/W). Since then her career has only gone upwards, as well as her net worth. The first film that they produced was “Mission: Impossible” (1996), which earned them the 1997 Nova Award for Most Promising Producers in Theatrical Motion Pictures. They also produced its sequels, “Mission: Impossible II” in 2000, and “Mission: Impossible III” in 2006.
In the new millennium, Paula continued to line up successes, producing such film titles as “Vanilla Sky” (2001), starring Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise, “The Last Samurai” (2003), and “War Of The Worlds” (2005), directed by Steven Spielberg. By the end of the decade, she was also the producer for the film entitled “Ask The Dust” in 2006, as well as the 2008 film “Death Race”. All of these projects added a considerable amount to her net worth. Additionally, during the late 2000s, she became the co-owner of United Artists Pictures, and during her tenure from 2006 to 2008, they released “Lions For Lambs” (2007), starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, and Bryan Singer’s “Valkyrie” (2008).
To speak further about her career, Paula founded her own production company – Chestnut Ridge Productions (CRP) – and made a solo debut as an executive producer with the TV film “Five” in 2011. She also produced the “Jack Reacher” film series, and most recently produced the 2017 film “Marshall”. Her net worth is certainly still rising.
Paula is also recognized for serving on the Board of the National Film Preservation Foundation, and she works as a professor at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, etc.
Thanks to her accomplishments in the film industry, Paula has won a number of recognitions, including the Excellence in Producing Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, and the Chicago International Film Festival’s Renaissance Award. She was also one of the presidents of the First-Time Directors Jury at the Venice Film Festival.
When it comes to speak about her personal life, Paula Wagner has been married to Rick Nicita, a producer and agent, since 1984. She was previously married to set designer Robin Wagner.
|Full Name||Paula Wagner|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Date Of Birth||December 12, 1946|
|Place Of Birth||Youngstown, Ohio, USA|
|Profession||Actress, Film producer|
|Education||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Children||Zachary Nicita, Jesse Nicita|
|Parents||Edmund Jamison Kauffman, Sue Kauffman|
|Siblings||Sally Hale, Susan Brooks|
|Awards||Costume Designers Guild Award for President's Award, Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, PGA Most Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures|
|Nominations||Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play|
|Movies||Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible II, Vanilla Sky, The Last Samurai, Jack Reacher, Without Limits, Death Race, Ask the Dust, Elizabethtown, Narc, The Eye, Suspect Zero, Out of Our Father's House|
|1||Hollywood is an artistic medium, it should be leading the way, but we're not. We're not reflecting culture strongly enough, we're lagging behind. Women aren't going away. I just think we have to understand that it's not female culture and male culture, it's culture - women bring something specific, men bring something specific, and films can incorporate and encompass all of it.|
|2||I had a really strong goal, and one day I changed it completely, but the change is what made me what I am today. It's as important to be flexible as it is to be goal oriented.|
|3||Let's make movies, not deals. Let's write movies, not scripts. -- on the need to streamline the development of movies|
|4||Studios will make a movie out of Tide (laundry soap) if they think it'll work. -- on the major studios' focus on franchises and branded properties|
|1||While an agent at CAA, she represented such top talent as Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Val Kilmer, Demi Moore, Liam Neeson, Robert Towne, and Kathryn Bigelow, among others.|
|2||Appeared as a co-star on the first TV mini-series, Loose Change.|
|3||Co-authored the feminist play Out of Our Father's House.|
|4||Began her career as an actress on and off-Broadway, including as a member of the original cast of the Broadway production of Lenny.|
|5||Was a member of the Yale Repertory Company.|
|6||Studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse.|
|7||Studied Acting at Carnegie Mellon University, and is now a Lifetime Trustee for the University and an adjunct faculty member for the Heinz School in the Masters of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program.|
|8||Announced that she will leave United Artists. [August 2008]|
|9||New chief executive of United Artists. [November 2006]|
|10||Tom Cruise's producing partner at Cruise/Wagner Productions.|
|Caught Stealing||executive producer announced|
|Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||2016||executive producer|
|Five||2011||TV Movie executive producer|
|Death Race 2||2010||Video executive producer|
|Mission: Impossible III||2006||producer|
|Ask the Dust||2006||producer|
|War of the Worlds||2005||executive producer|
|The Last Samurai||2003||producer|
|Shattered Glass||2003||executive producer|
|Hitting It Hard||2002||Video documentary short producer|
|The Others||2001||executive producer|
|Mission: Impossible II||2000||producer|
|Jammin'||2008||TV Series travel coordinator - 8 episodes|
|Murder in the First||1995||project consultant|
|Loose Change||1978||TV Mini-Series||Roxanne|
|Space Academy||1977||TV Series||Gina Corey|
|Great Performances||1978||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Imbalance||2010||Short special thanks|
|The Eye: Becoming Sydney||2008||TV Movie special thanks|
|The Eye: An Explosive Finale||2008||TV Movie special thanks|
|The Eye: Birth of the Shadowman||2008||TV Movie special thanks|
|The Eye: Shadow World - Seeing the Dead||2008||TV Movie special thanks|
|Narc: Shooting Up||2003||Video documentary short special thanks|
|Et la femme créa Hollywood||2016||Documentary|
|The Insiders on TheLipTV||2015||TV Series||Herself|
|JacK Waltzer: On the Craft of Acting||2011||Documentary||Herself|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty||2008||TV Special||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|Catering Impossible: M:i:III||2006||TV Movie||Herself|
|Mission: Explosive Exploits||2006||Video short||Herself|
|Mission: Remarkable - 40 Years of Creating the Impossible||2006||Video documentary short||Herself|
|'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, East Coast - Exile||2005||Video documentary short||Herself|
|'War of the Worlds': Revisiting the Invasion||2005||Video short||Herself|
|Silk and Armor: Costume Design with Ngila Dickson||2004||Video short||Herself|
|HBO First Look||2003||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Narc: Shooting Up||2003||Video documentary short||Herself - Executive Producer|
|Women on Top: Hollywood and Power||2003||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|A Look Inside: The Others||2002||TV Short documentary||Herself|
|Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2'||2000||Video documentary short||Herself|
|M:I-2 Mission Incredible||2000||Video short||Herself|
|2008||President's Award||Costume Designers Guild Awards|
|2001||Icon Award||Elle Women in Hollywood Awards|
|1997||Nova Award||PGA Awards||Most Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures||Mission: Impossible (1996)|
|2004||PGA Award||PGA Awards||Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures||The Last Samurai (2003)|