In 2015, Cynthia Sikes Yorkin segued from actress into producing her first feature film, the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049; a project directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve and starring Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. The film garnered a total of five Academy Awards nominations, winning for Best Visual Effects and finally earning Roger Deakins a win for Best Cinematographer. She brought this project to Alcon Entertainment with her late husband and producing partner, Bud Yorkin, after acquiring the final rights from his former partner Jerry Perenchio in 2010. Cynthia helmed Blade Runner 2049 from beginning to end, ensuring its success to pay tribute to her late husband.
For her work on Blade Runner 2049, Cynthia Yorkin was honored with the 2017 Producer of the Year award from the Hollywood Film Awards. Cynthia is pleased to share her Blade Runner 2049 Journal with readers of Collider and on this website.
Cynthia Yorkin is currently developing several projects including a feature film, a television series and two limited series.