Laurie MacDonald

Laurie MacDonald

Highest Rated: 97% 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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Movies

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23% 66% Men in Black: International Producer $80.0M 2019
97% 93% Free Solo Executive Producer $17.5M 2018
8% 23% Rings Producer $27.8M 2017
19% 37% Keeping Up With the Joneses Producer $14.9M 2016
72% 72% He Named Me Malala Producer $2.6M 2015
77% 75% Flight Producer $93.7M 2012
68% 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
27% 48% The Legend of Zorro Producer $45.4M 2005
55% 75% Just Like Heaven Producer $48.3M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Island Producer $35.8M 2005
20% 33% The Ring Two Producer $75.9M 2005
72% 63% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Producer $118.6M 2004
61% 74% 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
39% 45% Men in Black II Producer $192.4M 2002
28% 37% The Time Machine Executive Producer $56.7M 2002
77% 87% Gladiator Executive Producer $187.7M 2000
83% 73% The Mask of Zorro Executive Producer $93.8M 1998
43% 39% The Peacemaker Executive Producer $41.3M 1997
77% 79% Amistad Executive Producer - 1997
92% 79% Men in Black Producer $250.1M 1997
75% 42% The Trigger Effect Executive Producer $3.6M 1996
61% 58% Twister Executive Producer $241.7M 1996

TV

Credit
65% 48% The Slap Executive Producer 2015
59% 52% Crossbones Executive Producer 2014