Michele Wolkoff most recently led development for The Mark Gordon Company as Head of Film, where she oversaw a robust slate of over 40 projects. In her role, she shepherded book adaptations and developed ideas from scratch with writers, including The Nutcracker, which is set-up at Disney. Prior to that, Michele ran Bazelevs, the production company for Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov. While at Bazelevs, Michele served as an Executive Producer on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox and produced Apollo 18 for Dimension Films.
Before joining Bazelevs in 2010, Wolkoff worked at Universal Pictures for seven years, where she was Director of Development, managing the studio’s relationship with international productions. Wolkoff oversaw deals with Cha-Cha-Cha (Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu’s production company) and Fernando Meirelles’s O2 Filmes. She also supervised the development and production of a number of films for the studio, including The Other Boleyn Girl and Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre. Wolkoff started at Universal in 2003 as the creative assistant to then Universal Chairman Stacey Snider.
Wolkoff began her career in the world of advertising as an Account Executive at McCann-Erickson, where she managed the ongoing production of the award-winning MasterCard “priceless” campaign. Wolkoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film from The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with high honors”.