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Who is Isa Dick Hackett
Isolde Freya Dick was born on 15 March 1967, in Greenbrae, California USA, and as Isa Dick Hackett, is a writer as well as a producer, best known for her work with the company Amazon. She has helped to produce numerous films and television projects, based on the written works of her father, novelist Philip K. Dick. Some of her production work includes “The Adjustment Bureau”, “Man in the High Castle”, and “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”.
The Net Worth of Isa Dick Hackett
How rich is Isa Dick Hackett? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry. She’s also helped to adapt her father’s written work to other media, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Father – Philip K. Dick
Isa’s father Philip was a writer, best known for his work in the science fiction genre, but his stories often explored other themes such as politics as well as philosophy. His main stories were about alternative universes, authoritarian governments, monopolistic corporations and altered states of consciousness. His written work often drew upon actual life experiences when it came to drug abuse, identity, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences. His alternative history novel entitled “The Man in the High Castle” earned him critical acclaim early in his career, as he was given a Hugo Award for Best Novel. He then followed it up with numerous science fiction novels including the 1974 novel “Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said” which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel. With a serious of religious experiences during this period, he started to explore theology, the nature of reality, and philosophy. He published a total of 44 novels and 121 short stories which appeared in various science fiction magazines; some of his most popular works include “Blade Runner”, “Blade Runner 2049”, “Minority Report” and “The Adjustment Bureau” which were all made into films that were successful critically as well as commercially. His novel “Ubik” is named as one of the 100 greatest English language novels published since 2003.
Career in the Entertainment Industry
While Isa didn’t really want to pursue a similar career to that of her father, it is known that she was greatly inspired by his work, and would later find a career in the entertainment industry. This led her to an idea of helping promote, spread and preserve the legacy of her father by producing film adaptations of his works. She started writing as well, to help adapt the books into formats fit for the screen, and while films such as “Minority Report” or “Blade Runner” were already adapted, she worked on other popular novels of her father.
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One of her first projects was the 2011 film entitled “The Adjustment Bureau”, based on the short story called “Adjustment Team”, and starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, who discover that chance events in their life are actually controlled by an advanced intelligence network. In 2015, Hackett worked on adapting “The Man in the High Castle” into a television series, and which is an alternative take on history. During this time, it was the Axis powers that won World War II and divided the US into the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States. One of her latest works is the anthology series “Electric Dreams” also written by her father.
Sexual Misconduct Controversy
Following the revelations of sexual misconduct committed by film producer Harvey Weinstein in acts that spanned over 30 years, numerous women from various industries also came forward with their own cases. For Weinstein, over 80 women in the film industry accused him of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual assault to which he denied that any of it was non-consensual. Due to the issue, he was removed from The Weinstein Company which was renamed to Lantern Entertainment. He was also expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is currently on bail while investigations are ongoing.
On Isa’s side, she came forward and told “The Hollywood Reporter” that Amazon programming chief Roy Price sexually harassed her during the 2015 San Diego Comic-con. According to her, he aggressively asked for sex in a taxi, it being the first time they had met, and after she had told him that she was a lesbian and had a family; Amazon executive Michael Pauli was in the taxi with them at the time. Later in the evening, while she was talking to other Amazon executives, Price yelled into her ear “anal sex!” After the report was released, Amazon conducted an internal investigation, and fired Price.
For her personal life, it is known that Hackett mentioned that she is a lesbian. She is married and they have children though she doesn’t share any more details, partly due to a lack of any online or social media presence on her part. She manages the company Electric Shepherd Productions, which is named after her father’s written work “Electric Sheep” – the company has its own Twitter page which promotes its recent projects. During an interview, she mentioned that one of the best adaptations of her father’s work was “A Scanner Darkly”, which was adapted as an animated film starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson. It is set in a near future dystopia where there is a drug addiction epidemic, despite society being under intrusive high tech surveillance by the police.
Source: Affair Post