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Winick at a Tadpole screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, 2002
Gary Scott Winick

(1961-03-31)March 31, 1961
DiedFebruary 27, 2011(2011-02-27) (aged 49)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Education AFI Conservatory
OccupationFilm director, film editor, film producer
Years active1986–2010

Gary Scott Winick (March 31, 1961 February 27, 2011) [1] was an American filmmaker whose movies as a director include Tadpole (2002) and 13 Going on 30 (2004), and who also produced such films as Pieces of April (2003) and November (2004) through his New York City-based independent film production company InDigEnt.



Born in Manhattan, New York City, Gary Winick attended Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in that borough, [1] graduating in 1979.[ citation needed ] A 1984 graduate of Tufts University, [2] he went on to receive Master of Fine Arts degree from both the University of Texas at Austin and the AFI Conservatory. [3]

Winick directed the films Out of the Rain (1991), Tadpole (2002), 13 Going on 30 (2004), and the live-action remake of Charlotte's Web (2006). [4] His final films were Bride Wars and Letters to Juliet . [5] He produced such films as Pieces of April (2003) and November (2004) through his New York City-based independent film production company InDigEnt, founded in 1999. [6]


Winick died in Manhattan on February 27, 2011, following a years-long battle with brain cancer. He was 49 years old. [7] [1]


1989 Curfew YesNoNo
1991 Out of the Rain YesNoNo
1995 Sweet Nothing YesYesNo
1998 The Tic Code YesNoNo
2001 Sam the Man YesYesNo
2002 Tadpole YesYesStory
2004 13 Going on 30 YesNoNo
2006 Charlotte's Web YesNoNo
2009 Bride Wars YesNoNo
2010 Letters to Juliet YesNoNo


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