Heather Parry

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Heather Parry
Born1971 (age 51–52)
Alma materColorado State University
Occupation(s)TV and film producer
Years active1993–present
Known forPixels (2015), The House Bunny (2008), A Star Is Born (2018)

Heather Parry (born 1971) is an American television and film producer. She is best known for Pixels (2015), The House Bunny (2008), and A Star Is Born (2018).[1][2]

Background and early career[edit]

Heather Parry grew up in Macungie, Pennsylvania. She attended and graduated from Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania in 1989.[3] Parry graduated from Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colorado. While a graduate student at Colorado State University, Parry began her career in the entertainment industry with an internship on The Dennis Miller Show.[4]

Career[edit]

MTV (1993–2005)[edit]

Parry was the West Coast Bureau Chief for MTV News from 1993 until 2005. In 2005, she co-produced Get Rich or Die Tryin’ starring 50 Cent and The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler for MTV Films.

Happy Madison Productions (2005–2015)[edit]

From 2005 until 2015, Parry was head of film development and production at Happy Madison Productions, founded by Adam Sandler, and produced four movies for the company, The House Bunny in 2008, Just Go with It in 2011, That's My Boy in 2012, and Pixels in 2015.

Live Nation Productions (2015–2019)[edit]

In December 2015, Parry was named president of film and television production at Live Nation, where she oversaw production of four documentaries, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends), Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story and Gaga: Five Foot Two (all in 2017) and Believer in 2018.

In December 2018, Parry was put on leave by Live Nation following publication of an exposé by Variety, reporting results of a four-month long investigation into her alleged workplace abuse and verbal harassment toward employees.[5] Live Nation hired an outside firm, Paul Hastings LLP, to conduct an internal investigation.[6] On February 21, 2019, Parry was fired from Live Nation Productions.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Believer Producer
2018 A Star Is Born Executive Producer
2018 The After Party Executive Producer
2017 Gaga: Five Foot Two Producer Documentary
2017 Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Producer Documentary
2017 Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) Producer Documentary
2015 The Ridiculous 6 Executive Producer
2015 Pixels Executive Producer
2012 That's My Boy Producer
2011 Just Go with It Producer
2008 The House Bunny Producer
2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Co-Producer
2005 The Longest Yard Co-Producer
2003 MTV Album Launch Executive Producer - 1 episode Television Series
2003 Limp Bizkit Executive Producer
2002 Movie House Producer Television Series
2002 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave Supervising Producer Television Movie Documentary
2001 Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Mexico City Producer Video Documentary
1997 Rage Against the Machine Producer: Live in Concert Video Documentary
1995 "The Ghost of Tom Joad", Rage Against the Machine Producer Music Video
1994 Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos Field Producer Television Movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steele, Anne (October 30, 2018). "With 'A Star Is Born,' Live Nation Gains Hollywood Clout". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. ^ “Gazette Day:A Star is Born’ Locks in 8 Oscar Nominations, Executive Producer Heather Parry Talks Trusting Artists to Tell Their Story”
  3. ^ Longsdorf, Amy (June 23, 2015). "Macungie native Heather Parry uses determination and skill to help bring together family action adventure film 'Pixels". The Morning Call. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ Longsdorf, Amy (February 4, 2011). "I like to run things". Morning Call. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  5. ^ Maddaus, Gene (2018-12-21). "Live Nation Productions Chief Heather Parry Put on Leave Amid Verbal Abuse Claims (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  6. ^ “A Star Is Born Producer Leaves Live Nation Following Abuse Allegations”
  7. ^ https://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-heather-parry-leaves-live-nation-20190222-story.html "Entertainment executive Heather Parry leaves Live Nation after allegations of bullying,"] The Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2019
  8. ^ “Emmy Awards:"NOMINEES FOR THE 40th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED”
  9. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (March 28, 2019). "GLAAD Media Awards: 'Love, Simon,' 'Vida,' 'Queer Eye' Among Winners". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  10. ^ Baltin, Steve (October 18, 2017). "How Heather Parry Is Helping Live Nation Bring Lady Gaga, Puff Daddy And More To The Screen". Forbes. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  11. ^ “2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Full Winners List — Updated Live”
  12. ^ “Hermes Creative Awards: Platinum Award Winners”
  13. ^ “2017 Hollywood Film Awards: The Complete List of Winners”

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