Modi Wiczyk is co-founder and co-CEO of leading independent entertainment company MRC, with businesses spanning television, film, and nonfiction. MRC also owns a majority stake in Civic Center Media, and has a minority investment in T-Street, a film and television studio from acclaimed writer/director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman.
MRC’s divisions include:
MRC Television, one of the largest independent TV studios in North America, with projects that have been nominated for 111 Emmy® Awards and 21 Golden Globe® Awards. Current series include: “Ozark,” from Chris Mundy and starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner, on Netflix; “The Great,” from Tony McNamara, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, on Hulu; “The Shrink Next Door,” starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd and from director Michael Showalter and writer Georgia Pritchett for Apple TV+; “The Terminal List,” for which Chris Pratt stars and executive produces alongside director Antoine Fuqua, for Amazon Prime Video; and “Shining Girls,” starring Elisabeth Moss for Apple TV+. The studios’ upcoming projects include the Rian Johnson series “Poker Face,” with T-Street and starring Natasha Lyonne for Peacock; “Hello Tomorrow!” starring Billy Crudup for Apple TV+; “Time Bandits” from executive producer Taika Waititi; and “Ted”, a live-action series based on Seth McFarlane’s feature film released by Universal Pictures with MRC Film, for Peacock. MRC Television series also include “The Outsider,” “Counterpart,” and groundbreaking series “House of Cards,'' among others.
MRC Film is a leading independent studio known for championing singular filmmakers and emerging directors to make high-quality distinctive films and for its selective investments in major studio films, which have collectively earned more than $6 billion in the worldwide box office and received accolades, including 12 Academy Award® nominations and 11 Golden Globe® Award nominations.
Recent films include “Persuasion,” starring Dakota Johnson for Netflix and “Jerry and Marge Go Large” starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening from director David Frankel for Paramount+. Upcoming projects include: “Saltburn,” written and directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, “G20,” starring Oscar and Emmy Award-winner Viola Davis, “The Blackening” from filmmaker Tim Story, “The Mothership,” starring Halle Berry, and the “Untitled Cord Jefferson Film” from writer and director Cord Jefferson and starring Jeffrey Wright.
Past films include the highest grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, “Ted,” the Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominated “Knives Out,” the Oscar® nominated “Baby Driver,” Oscar-winning “Babel,” and the comedy “The Lovebirds.” MRC Film has co-financed films including “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” the “Peter Rabbit” franchise, the second and third installments of “Hotel Transylvania,” “22 Jump Street,” “Think Like a Man Too,” and “Fast & Furious 7.”
MRC Non-Fiction works with a diverse group of artists to develop, finance, and produce feature documentaries and docuseries for global audiences. Projects include Edgar Wright’s debut documentary feature “The Sparks Brothers” about the legendary American rock/pop duo, as well as “The Last Rider,” which chronicles the story of cyclist Greg LeMond, from acclaimed director Alex Holmes. Upcoming projects include “Girl You Know It’s True,” documentary based on the whirlwind career of the lip-syncing frontmen of Milli Vanilli and the “Untitled Sly Stone” project following the story of groundbreaking artist Sly Stone, founding member of Sly and the Family Stone.
Wiczyk co-founded film and television studio MRC with co-CEO Asif Satchu in 2006, which expanded to acquire additional business and operate under the name Valence Media in 2018, before rebranding to MRC in 2020. Prior to MRC, Wiczyk was a partner at the Endeavor Agency and headed production at Summit Entertainment. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.