August 30, 1965 |
Winter Haven, Florida
Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis (born August 30, 1965) is an American screenwriter and an executive producer. 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. 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.
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.
|2000||Dracula 2000||Special thanks|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Executive producer, writer for episodes "Slick" and "Premiere"|
|Night Watch||Screenwriter (English language version)|
|Bionic Woman||Executive producer, writer for the episode "Pilot"|
|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
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. Kalogridis has also been involved in writing the following planned films:
- March 1995: Writer of early script for X-Men (2000)
- Late 1999: Uncredited work on Scream 3
- September 2000: Screenwriting credit for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
- September 2003: Rewrite of the Wonder Woman live action film adaptation of the superheroine for Warner Bros.
- January 2005: Remake of The Lone Ranger for Columbia Pictures
- November 2005: Borgia, an ImageMovers film about a powerful family in 15th century Rome
- February 2006: The Dive, director James Cameron's planned film about the freediver Francisco "Pipin" Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre
- January 2007: Battle Angel, director James Cameron's planned film based on the manga Battle Angel Alita
- October 2007: Rewrite of the vampire film Darksiders for New Line Cinema
- Adapting the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell for DreamWorks
Involvement with strike
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."
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- "Laeta Kalogridis - Hollywood's Hottest Screenwriter, and Producer". March 28, 2010.
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