Wolfgang Glattes was born on the North Coast of Germany just before World War II. He went to school and graduated in Essen, before moving to Munich at age 19 to study architecture at Munich Technical University. He studied industrial design in Stockholm and Paris, but it was the movie business that brought the turning point in Glattes’s career.
He found himself working as third assistant director on the film “Jack of Diamonds” when he returned to Munich. He made a quick leap up the ladder, by the end of the film he was first assistant director. From then on he worked steadily on American productions in Europe, including the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and Bob Fosse’s spectacular musical film “Cabaret”, where he met his future wife, Fosse’s Assistant Choreographer Kathryn Doby. He moved to New York in 1976 and then to Los Angeles in 1979.
Wolfgang Glattes worked on over 40 feature films in his over 40 years in the film industry. He was producer on “U.S. Marshals”, “Power” and “All That Jazz”, amongst others.
Wolfgang is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and still lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kathryn.