Laurie Parker

Producer
Independent producer whose brief career has been closely allied with independent production companies and avant-garde filmmakers. Parker studied at the DGA's unit production manager/assistant director trainee program ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1957

Filmography

Producer (9)

The Vintner's Luck 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Twelve Mile Road 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In the Cut 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Sebastian Dreamt 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rough Magic 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trance 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Rapture 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (2)

We Don't Live Here Anymore 2004 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

In the Cut 2003 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)
Executive (2)

Cold Feet 1989 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

(Production Executive)

Biography

Independent producer whose brief career has been closely allied with independent production companies and avant-garde filmmakers. Parker studied at the DGA's unit production manager/assistant director trainee program before joining Samuel Goldwyn Company in the mid-1980s. Moving to Island Alive, where she rose to vice president of marketing and later vice president of production, she was involved in the domestic marketing of such small, independent gems as "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985), "She's Gotta Have It", "Down By Law" and "Mona Lisa" (all 1986), and supervised the filming of "Crusoe" (1989) in Africa. Joining Avenue Entertainment as vice president of production in 1987, Parker began her creative relationship with director Gus Van Sant as executive in charge of production of his award-winning "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989). Her first feature as an independent producer was Van Sant's moving portrait of street hustlers "My Own Private Idaho" (1991). She reteamed with Van Sant for the lackluster film rendering of Tom Robbins' celebrated novel "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" (1994).

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

D Guild of America

1984
member of the unit production manager/assistant director trainee program

Milestones

1991

Produced first feature, "My Own Private Idaho"

1991

Executive produced first feature, "The Rapture"

1989

Left to become an independent producer

1987

Joined Avenue Entertainment as vice president of production and acquisition

1986

Promoted to vice president of production of Island Pictures, based in London

1985

Joined Island Alive working on advertising and publicity

Interned at Samuel Goldwyn Company; hired full-time three months later to work on distribution of "Another Time, Another Place" (1983) and "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984)

Appointed vice president of marketing after company retitled Island Pictures

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