Steven J. Wolfe is a seasoned film producer and president of Sneak Preview Entertainment, the Production and Talent Management company currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.
He has produced a diverse range of films throughout his career including Fox Searchlight’s sleeper hit 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Searchlight’s, OUR FAMILY WEDDING with Forest Whitaker and America Ferrara, MISS MARCH for Fox Atomic; PHAT GIRLZ (also for Searchlight) with Mo’Nique; A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS for Warner Premiere; Sony Classic’s, TWIN FALLS IDAHO, the debut feature of the Polish Brothers and the Sundance Film Festival hit, RELAX IT’S JUST SEX! with Jennifer Tilly, Lori Petty and Mitchell Anderson.
Along with, THE SECRET LIVES OF DORKS, he just completed producing a screen adaptation of David E. Talbert’s best-selling novel, BAGGAGE CLAIM, starring Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Adam Brody, Taye Diggs and Trey Songz, for Fox Searchlight Pictures. THE SECRET LIVES OF DORKS marks Wolfe’s third film with director Salomé Breziner and his sixth film with Academy Award® nominated actress Jennifer Tilly. Previously Wolfe and Breziner did the off-beat romance TOLLBOOTH, which world premiered at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival as well as FAST SOFA. with Jake Busey, Jennifer Tilly, Crispin Glover, Natasha Lyonne and Eric Roberts.
He also produced, BEAUTIFUL LOSER , the award winning CIVILIZAITON OF MAXWELL BRIGHT; HELLBENT;CIRCUIT; THE CLEAN & NARROW; BIRD OF PREY; ONLY YOU, starring Andrew McCarthy, Kelly Preston and Helen Hunt; David Beaird’s SCORCHERS, starring Faye Dunaway, James Earl Jones, Emily Lloyd, Denholm Elliott, Jennifer Tilly and James Wilder; and MY MOM’S A WEREWOLF.
Other producing credits include supervising producer on NIGHT CLUB and DEATH ROW GAME SHOW, Associate Producer on HUNK, Production Manager on TOMBOY and the critically acclaimed MY CHAUFFEUR during his seven year tenure at Crown International Pictures.
His vast production background includes diverse credits on such films as MISS LONELYHEARTS, CREATURE, CHATTERLY II, OCTAVIA, EXTERMINATOR II, THE LOST EMPIRE, WEEKEND PASS, MY TUTOR, THE PATRIOT, LIES, SPACE RAIDERS, as well as numerous short films and commercials. Wolfe is currently developing THREE FACES OF EVE with Lesley Ann Warren, written by Jack Plotnick, HICKEY, by Alex Grossman, H.Y.D.E., HOSTILE ELEMENT and MADAME PSYCHOSIS, as well as a sequel to RELAX IT’S JUST SEX! with the original cast of the Sundance Film Festival favorite.
Originally from Massachusetts, Chris Hazzard studied film production at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. While there, he interned with the New York office of Revolution Studios and for two years on the Film Unit of Saturday Night Live.
His experience at NYU sparked his interest in producing and upon graduation he left New York for Los Angeles to attend the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. Two years later, Chris graduated from the Stark Program and began assisting Steven Wolfe, Producer and CEO of Sneak PreviewEntertainment. He joined Sneak Preview just before their film 500 DAYS OF SUMMER was released by FOX SEARCHLIGHT and while they were in production on OUR FAMILY WEDDING. Chris became instrumental in shaping the story through the editorial process on Sneak Preview’s next project THE SECRET LIVES OF DORKS, a teen comedy, along with aiding in overseeing the physical production of the film. Chris became a Co-Producer on THE SECRET LIVES OF DORKS and was promoted to Director of Development where he is heavily involved with finding new scripts and developing Sneak Preview’s current slate as projects move closer toward production. Chris Co-Produced the company’s next film BAGGAGE CLAIM, which was released by Fox Searchlight in September of 2013.
Gints Krastins joined Sneak Preview Entertainment as a Production Accountant in 2004 upon receiving his MBA degree in Finance from Concordia University Wisconsin.
He was quickly promoted to the position of Director of Finance Administration in 2007. In addition to handling and overseeing the company’s multiple subsidiaries and corporate accounting procedures, he also functions as the Auditor and Head Accountant on all of Sneak Preview’s feature film projects; staffing, and overseeing all the company’s financial interests and cost analysis for studios, investors and completion bonds involved in the various projects. Gints is also skilled in accounting and reporting for projects with domestic and international tax incentives. His film credits at the company include: 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, BAGGAGE CLAIM, OUR FAMILY WEDDING, MISS MARCH, PHAT GIRLZ, A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS, THE SECRET LIVES OF DORKS and BEAUTIFUL LOSER. In addition, he has served as lead production accountant on such feature films as I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, SOMEONE MARRY BARRY, ALIEN ABDUCTION and HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS.
Originally from Latvia, he speaks Latvian, English and Russian.