Erica Huggins graduated with a double major in Anthropology and Documentary Film from Hampshire College. She then spent a year in China and Japan, teaching at Kobe College before she came back to the U.S. to work as a film editor.
She got hired by Interscope Communications, the predecessor of Radar Pictures, when they were looking to add some new, unconventional input to their production process. She landed the job of in-house producer thanks to her editing credits on films like John Waters’ Hairspray and Crybaby.
Huggins worked at Interscope Communications and Radar Pictures for over a decade producing movies including How to Deal, Gridlock’d, and What Dreams May Come which won an Oscar for visual effects.
She then moved on to become the co-president of production at Imagine Entertainment, where she oversees the production of films like Flightplan and J. Edgar as well as brings writers, directors, and ideas together to make a film.
She has many projects in the works right now, such as a movie with Will Smith and The Dark Tower, a film based on the Stephen King novels of the same name.
Watch this trailer of her upcoming film Rush, based on the real life rivalry of formula one racers, Niki Lauda and James Hunt.
Huggins will be speaking at this year’s The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, presented by UC San Diego Extension and The Atlantic Magazine. The conference will be held on October 2-4 at the Scripps Seaside Forum and the Qualcomm Institute (formerly known as Calit2) in La Jolla, California.
For more information on registration, visit atlanticmeetspacific.com.