Jennie Lew Tugend

Jennie Lew Tugend

Producing Instructor

Professional Experience:

  • Lethal Weapon – Associate Producer
  • Scrooged – Associate Producer
  • Lethal Weapon 2 – Co-producer
  • Radio Flyer – Co-producer
  • Lethal Weapon 3 – Co-producer
  • Tales from the Crypt – Co-producer
  • Free Willy – Producer
  • Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home – Producer
  • Free Willy 3: The Rescue – Producer
  • Masters of Horror – Executive Producer
  • One Missed Call – Producer
  • Local Boys – Producer
  • Return to Me – Producer
  • Star Kid – Producer

Education & Background:

  • Los Angeles City College
  • Trippon School of Design

A film veteran in the Hollywood movie business, Jennie Lew Tugend’s expertise bridges film and TV development, production, financing, marketing and distribution. She has produced or co-produced some of the industry’s most memorable franchises: Free Willy, Lethal Weapon and HBO’s Tales From the Crypt. Ms. Tugend is the former Co-President of Kadokawa Pictures USA and she is an active member of the Producer’s Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.

Courses Taught:

  • In Charge: The Producer Makes the Film (F381)
  • Art of Creative Producing (GH258)


  • Award of Excellence – Star Kid – Film Advisory Board


  • Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
  • Producers Guild (PGA)