Veteran film executive, producer and screenwriter. Parsons produced more than 150 theatrical features and three TV series in addition to supervising vast numbers of genre pictures as the production head of Monogram Studios and Allied Artists. He began as a newspaperman and moved into the entertainment industry as the publicity director of Monogram Pictures. Before long Parsons was churning out screenplays for B Westerns--nearly 20 in a five-year period--many starring a bright young talent named John Wayne. He went on to personally produce over 40 films, including some titles in the popular Charlie Chan and Bowery Boys series.