WEEK IN WOMEN: Mary Parent honored with PGA’s Selznick Award – Brandy McDonnell reports

0 Flares 0 Flares ×

Film producer Mary Parent will be honored with the Producers Guild of America’s 2022 David O. Selznick Achievement Award. She will accept the honor at the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards March 19 at the Fairmont Century Plaza.

“I am very humbled to be recognized alongside so many legendary producers who have received this honor before me right down to the award’s namesake, David O. Selznick.  The films they have produced not only impacted cinematic history but also global culture in ways only true storytelling can achieve. As the PGA continues to further and protect the craft of producing, I am thankful for its existence as well as all the many talented and creative individuals I have been so fortunate to work with. Without my trusted team of colleagues, success would not be possible,” said Parent in a statement.

Parent is the vice chairman of worldwide production at Legendary Entertainment, where she oversees all aspects of film. She has been actively involved in films amassing more than $20 billion at the global box office.

She most recently produced critically acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, featuring an all-star cast, as well as the monster mashup Godzilla vs Kong, a larger-than-life sequel bringing together two venerable movie franchises.

The Producers Guild of America’s Selznick Achievement Award recognizes producers for their outstanding body of work in motion pictures. The honor has a rich and distinguished history with past recipients including such legendary producers as Steven Spielberg, Barbara Broccoli, Gale Anne Hurd, Brian Grazer, David Heyman, Kevin Feige, as well as Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares ×

Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.