Wendy Japhet

Executive Producer: Descendants 2
Wendy Japhet is executive producer of “Descendants 2,” the sequel to the global smash hit Disney’s “Descendants” that introduced audiences around the world to the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains. Japhet has executive produced multiple award-winning films, including “An Education,” “The Brothers Bloom” and “I’m Not There,” as well as action hits such as “The Italian Job” reboot and “Pain & Gain.” Her executive roles at various studios led to her producing Paramount Pictures’ “Without A Paddle” and “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” as president of De Line Pictures; The Walt Disney Company’s “The Christmas Tree,” which was Sally Field’s directorial debut; “Beautiful” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus” as head of Fogwood Films; and Fox’s “Contact” as executive vice president of production for Lynda Obst Productions. In addition to her studio roles, Japhet served as president of Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures. She also produced the independent feature film “Skating to New York.” Japhet graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She began her career in New York working on PBS/WNET’s “The Dance In America” series, and later for Jim Henson’s “The Muppets” and BBC’s “Frontline.” Shortly thereafter she moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides, to begin working on feature films.