Rachel Winter is an independent feature film and television producer whose credits include the Academy Award®-nominated film DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner.
Winter, with longtime friend and fellow producer Robbie Brenner, brought the film to screen following its legendary decades-long journey through development and multiple iterations of filmmakers and actors. The film went on to receive six Academy Award® nominations including best picture, winning three of them including lead actor for McConaughey and supporting actor for Leto. The film also received accolades from the Producers Guild of America, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics Choice Awards, and Winter and Brenner received the Hamilton Award in the producing category.
Most recently, Winter produced the indie drama STEALING CARS, which features an ensemble cast including William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Mike Epps, Felicity Huffman, Paul Sparks and Emory Cohen. The film premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, winning the festival’s Zeitgeist Award. Her upcoming film projects include Universal Pictures’ untitled LEBRON JAMES biopic, which she will produce with James and his manager Maverick Carter as well as KRYSTAL, a sophisticated comedy to be directed by William H. Macy. She is also developing, with Terence Winter (THE WOLF OF WALLSTREET, “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Sopranos”) the feature film adaptation of the bestselling novel “Murder Machine: A True Story of Murder, Madness and the Mafia,” by Gene Mustain and Jerry Capeci.
Her previous credits include executive producing BROOKLYN RULES starring Alec Baldwin and Scott Caan, and Randall Harris’ WAYWARD SON starring Harry Connick, Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Pete Postlethwaite. She also produced Julien Nitzberg’s BURY ME IN KERN COUNTY, the micro-budget indie starring Judson Mills and Mary Lynn Rajskub, which won the narrative prize at SXSW and THE LATHER EFFECT starring Connie Britton, Peter Facinelli, Tate Donovan and Eric Stoltz.
On the television side, Winter has a first-look deal with A&E Studios. Her TV projects include executive producing alongside prolific author Anne Rice, an adaptation of Rice’s hugely popular “The Sleeping Beauty” erotic trilogy for Televisa USA. She will also executive produce with Felicity Huffman, a one-hour drama which follows a special agent with the FBI and her terrorist threat-response squad. Huffman will also star in the project, which is set up at Sony. Through her A&E deal, she also has two drama series set up at the History Channel.