D.J. Gugenheim grew up in New York, Israel and Florida. At 16, Gugenheim moved to LA by himself and studied theater and business at UCLA where he won the Gilbert Cates award for outstanding production for a multimedia version of Fahrenheit 451. After graduating Gugenheim worked at a think-tank in DC, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and on Capitol Hill. Gugenheim returned to LA to work for filmmaker Joel Zwick (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING) on FAT ALBERT. Gugenheim then went on to work at CAA and Paramount Vantage while they made THERE WILL BE BLOOD and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. He also ran development at Universal based Captivate Entertainment where he was the executive on multiple projects including BOURNE LEGACY. Before joining Andrew Lauren Productions in April 2015, D.J. was the Executive Vice President of Production of Lotus Entertainment where he Executive Produced KIDNAP as well as NOVEMBER CRIMINALS with Sacha Gervasi, Chloe Moretz and Ansel Elgort. Today, with Andrew Lauren Productions, D.J. is producing Claire Denis’s English Language debut, a sci-fi film with Robert Pattinson and Juliet Binoche as well as separate projects with José Padilha, Sam Esmail, Taylor Sheridan and Anne Hathaway. In 2014, St Martin’s Press published his debut book – SEXUAL FITNESS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PUMP WHILE YOU HUMP TONE WHILE YOU BONE AND SHRED IN THE BED.