MARY PARENT (Producer) reunites with Legendary Pictures and producers Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni after producing Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi adventure “Pacific Rim.” She also recently produced Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic, “Noah” under her own banner, Disruption Entertainment, which has a first look deal at Paramount Pictures. Parent also produced the upcoming “SpongeBob Squarepants,” movie as well as the currently-in-production “Monster Trucks,” directed by Chris Wedge (“Ice Age”).
Parent founded her first production company, Stuber/Parent, with fellow filmmaker and colleague Scott Stuber, in 2006, working exclusively with Universal Pictures, where the pair had just served as the studio's vice-chairmen of worldwide production from 2003-05.
During their eight years at Universal, five of which they spent running production before ascending to vice-chairmen, the pair was responsible for many of the studio's critically acclaimed and commercially successful films.
Those projects include Peter Jackson’s “King Kong,” Sam Mendes’ “Jarhead,” Ron Howard’s 2001 Oscar®-winning Best Picture, “A Beautiful Mind,” Gary Ross’ Oscar®-nominated “Seabiscuit,” Howard’s biopic, “Cinderella Man,” Steven Spielberg’s Oscar®-nominated “Munich,” the boxoffice hits “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers,” “The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy”, Judd Apatow’s comedy hit, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “The Mummy” franchise, the “American Pie” franchise, Peter Berg’s critically-acclaimed “Friday Night Lights,” and many others. In less than a decade, Stuber and Parent supervised over 90 films between them, more than twenty of which grossed over $100 million domestically.
Working with Stuber under their own production banner, Parent produced the comedy “You, Me and Dupree” starring Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson; director Berg’s Middle East thriller “The Kingdom” with Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman; another comedy, “Role Models” with Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott; and the romantic comedy “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins,” which starred Martin Lawrence and James Earl Jones.
Parent next landed at MGM as the studio’s Motion Picture Group Chairman and co-CEO, where she shepherded such projects as the Kevin James hit comedy, “Zookeeper,” the reboot of John Milius’ 1984 actioner “Red Dawn,” the comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine,” the Joss Whedon-scripted thriller “The Cabin in the Woods” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” Trilogy, the latter a co-venture with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Before her stint at Universal, Parent worked at New Line Cinema as Vice President of production, responsible for such films as Gary Ross’ “Pleasantville,” “Set It Off” and “Trial and Error,” projects on which she also served as executive producer. A native of Santa Barbara, Parent earned a B.A. in business from USC before beginning her career as an agent trainee at ICM.
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