Laeta Kalogridis

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Laeta Kalogridis
Born (1965-08-30) August 30, 1965 (age 50)
Winter Haven, Florida

Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis (born August 30, 1965) is an American screenwriter and an executive producer.[1] She has written scripts for Alexander (2004), Night Watch (2006 in U.S.), Pathfinder (2007) and Shutter Island (2010). She also served as an executive producer for the television series Birds of Prey and Bionic Woman. Kalogridis and her writing partner Patrick Lussier wrote the screenplay for the fifth film in the Terminator series, Terminator Genisys, for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.[2] She is also the founder of the pro-union website Hollywood United and was involved as a peacemaker in the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.

Early life[edit]

Kalogridis was born in Winter Haven, Florida. She is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina and University of Texas at Austin and attended UCLA's prestigious film school. She is of Greek descent; her grandparents emigrated from Kalymnos in the early 20th century.[3]


Year Film Credit
2000 Dracula 2000 Special thanks
2002 Birds of Prey Executive producer, writer for episodes "Slick" and "Premiere"
2004 Alexander Screenwriter
Night Watch Screenwriter (English language version)
2007 Pathfinder Screenwriter
Bionic Woman Executive producer, writer for the episode "Pilot"
2009 Avatar Executive producer
2010 Shutter Island Screenwriter, executive producer
2013 White House Down Producer
2015 Terminator Genisys Co-screenwriter, executive producer
TBA Altered Carbon Screenwriter, producer

Other writing roles[edit]

Laeta Kalogridis wrote a spec script about Joan of Arc titled In Nomine Dei. She sold the script to Warner Bros. in April 1994, but a film was not produced.[4] Kalogridis has also been involved in writing the following planned films:

Involvement with strike[edit]

Kalogridis became involved as a peacemaker in the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, working with writers and producers to reach a solution. The New York Times reported her involvement, "Ms. Kalogridis and her friends... had become a pipeline to the guild members holding out for sizable gains, whose support would be needed if any deal was to be reached."[14]


  1. ^ "Laeta Kalogridis". IMDb. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Laeta Kalogridis And Patrick Lussier Set To Script New 'Terminator' -". 
  3. ^ "Laeta Kalogridis - Hollywood's Hottest Screenwriter, and Producer". March 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Michael (1994-04-06). "Warners rekindles Arc tale". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  5. ^ Galloway, Stephen; Donna Parker (1995-03-30). "4 top ICM agents walk, undertake own Endeavor". The Hollywood Reporter (Nielsen Company). 
  6. ^ Dunkley, Cathy (2000-09-28). "Voight joins 'Tomb Raider' family". The Hollywood Reporter (Nielsen Company). 
  7. ^ Dunkley, Cathy (2003-09-28). "Scribe is 'Wonder' woman". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  8. ^ Goldsmith, Jill (2005-01-09). "Finding gold in Classic fare". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Michael (2005-11-02). "Betting big on 'Borgia'". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  10. ^ "Cameron taps 'Dive' writer". Variety (Reed Business Information). 2006-02-26. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  11. ^ Thompson, Anne (2007-01-09). "Cameron sails 'Avatar'". The Hollywood Reporter (Nielsen Company). 
  12. ^ Garrett, Diane (2007-10-07). "Kalogridis to revamp 'Darksiders'". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  13. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2009-10-22). "Kalogridis to adapt 'Ghost in the Shell'". Variety. 
  14. ^ Cieply, Michael (2008-02-08). "In True Hollywood Fashion, Rescuers Script a Possible Ending for a Strike". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 

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