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      Laurie MacDonald

      Laurie MacDonald

      Highest Rated: 98% Free Solo (2018)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Rings (2017)

      Birthday: Dec 19, 1953

      Birthplace: Not Available

      Laurie MacDonald began her career as a television documentary and news producer in San Francisco. She later joined Columbia Pictures where she served as a Vice President of Production. After four years, she and her husband, screenwriter, and producer Walter Parkes started their own production company. Together they produced the "Men In Black" film series, "Flight"(2012), "Gladiator" (2000), "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), "The Ring" (2002), "The Mask of Zorro" (1998) and many others. In total, films produced, or executive produced by MacDonald and Parkes have grossed over $6B globally. MacDonald became a co-head of Amblin Entertainment in 1994 and after only two years was named a co-presidents for the feature division of newly formed DreamWorks Studios. In 2008, she and Parkes left DreamWorks Studios for an overall producing deal under their namesake company Parkes + MacDonald where they produced "The Trial of Chicago 7", written by Aaron Sorkin. MacDonald and Parkes later formed a partnership with ImageNation Abu Dhabi for the development and production of films in the international market. Under this alliance, they produced films along with two feature length documentaries, "He Named Me Malala" (2015) and "Free Solo" (2018), the latter of which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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      Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald at arrivals for FLIGHT Premiere at 2012 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL Closing Night Gala, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 14, 2012. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald at arrivals for FLIGHT Premiere at 2012 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL Closing Night Gala, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 14, 2012. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, producers Laurie MacDonald, Walter Parkes on set, 2004, (c) Paramount

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      89% 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 Executive Producer - 2020
      23% 66% Men in Black: International Producer $80.0M 2019
      98% 93% Free Solo Executive Producer $17.5M 2018
      8% 23% Rings Producer $27.8M 2017
      20% 37% Keeping Up With the Joneses Producer $14.9M 2016
      73% 72% He Named Me Malala Producer $2.6M 2015
      77% 75% Flight Producer $93.7M 2012
      67% 70% Men in Black 3 Producer $179.0M 2012
      42% 42% Dinner for Schmucks Producer $73.0M 2010
      32% 49% The Uninvited Producer $28.6M 2009
      38% 56% The Burning Plain Producer $200.4K 2008
      65% 84% The Kite Runner Executive Producer $15.8M 2007
      86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Producer $52.9M 2007
      87% 74% The Lookout Executive Producer $4.6M 2007
      28% 48% The Legend of Zorro Producer $45.4M 2005
      54% 75% Just Like Heaven Producer $48.3M 2005
      40% 63% The Island Producer $35.8M 2005
      21% 33% The Ring Two Producer $75.9M 2005
      72% 63% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Producer $118.6M 2004
      61% 73% The Terminal Producer $77.0M 2004
      96% 89% Catch Me if You Can Executive Producer $164.4M 2002
      71% 48% The Ring Producer $128.6M 2002
      21% 30% The Tuxedo Executive Producer $50.2M 2002
      38% 45% Men in Black II Producer $192.4M 2002
      28% 37% The Time Machine Executive Producer $56.7M 2002
      79% 87% Gladiator Executive Producer $187.7M 2000
      84% 73% The Mask of Zorro Executive Producer $93.8M 1998
      46% 39% The Peacemaker Executive Producer $41.3M 1997
      78% 79% Amistad Executive Producer - 1997
      91% 80% Men in Black Producer $250.1M 1997
      73% 43% The Trigger Effect Executive Producer $3.6M 1996
      63% 58% Twister Executive Producer $241.7M 1996

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Slap Executive Producer 2015
      59% 53% Crossbones Executive Producer 2014