Wendi Murdoch is the co-CEO of Big Feet Productions, a film production company launched in 2008, and co-founder of Artsy, a startup that globally enables people to discover, learn about, and collect fine art.
Murdoch produced the feature film, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," which won the Golden Angel Film Award in 2011. She holds an MBA from Yale University's School of Management and currently serves on the boards of the American Film Institute and Yale School of Management. She also provides strategic counsel to News Corporation's interests in China.
Meet Wendi Murdoch
Location: New York Though a film producer by trade, Wendi Murdoch has dabbled in jewelry design through her collaborations with Ivanka Trump. Most recently Murdoch and Trump designed a Limited Edition Resin Cuff for Trump's jewelry line, inspired by Murdoch's movie "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan." The two previously teamed up with AHAlife when Murdoch curated Trump's Girl Up Bracelet.
Interests: Chinese contemporary art.
Background: Chinese American, TV executive, movie producer.
Why did you curate the Girl Up bracelet and what do you love about it? The Girl Up bracelet will benefit the United Nations' Girls Up Campaign, which raises awareness about and funds for adolescent girls in need, preparing them for the next generation of leadership.
Favorite meal: Dumplings.
Recent purchase: A new kitchen for my parents.
Book/film recommendation: The book Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I produced the film version.
Restaurant: Made in China at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing.
If I had $20, I'd... I would donate it to New York's public schools to benefit children.
Transformative travel experience: A trip to Jordan and the baptism of our kids at the river of Jordan.
Favorite neighborhood: The old part of Beijing where there are still many small hutongs.
Dream holiday: A sailing trip with my family and friends.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: To improve the quality of public education in the U.S.&
I wish people cared more about: The environment.
Recent aha! moment: Reading Kathy Freston's book Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World. You'll have your own aha! moment when you read it.
The world would be a better place if: People accepted their differences and were kind to each other.