Mary Parent (born 1968) is an American film executive, and founder and President of Disruption Entertainment, Inc. -- a company with a first-look deal at Paramount Pictures. She was formerly the Chairperson of Metro Goldwyn Mayer's Worldwide Motion Picture Group. She was a former President of Production for Universal Studios. There, she was responsible for Meet the Fockers, The Bourne Supremacy, Serenity, and other films. In 2004, Parent and Scott Stuber were named Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production for Universal Pictures. In 2005, Universal inked a production deal with the duo under the shingle Stuber/Parent Productions. Under Stuber/Parent, she has produced such films as Role Models (2008), Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008), The Kingdom (2007), and You, Me and Dupree (2006). She produced Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim and is currently producing the Darren Aronofsky epic Noah.
She is set to produce the new SpongeBob film, which is slated for release in 2015.
Parent worked at New Line Cinema in the 1990s.
In 2008, Parent placed 28th on The Wall Street Journal's' "50 Women to Watch 2008" list.