Mary Parent is an American film producer. She started out as a former studio executive and then as an executive producer of the 1996 crime action film, Set It Off. She donned the same job in a few more films, including Trial and Error (1997), Pleasantville (1998), The Kingdom (2007), and
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008). In 2006, she co-produced Anthony Russo’s romantic comedy film, You, Me and Durpree, Mary was also the producer of David Wain’s comedy film,
Role Models in 2008.
In 2013, she has produced the sci-fi monster film,
Pacific Rim and its sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, which is slated to release in February 2018. Mary also worked on several hit films like Godzilla (2014), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and many more. She has been the co-founder of the Disruption Entertainment, a major film and TV production company that had its first-look deal with California’s Paramount Pictures. Mary is a former Chairperson of the media company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Worldwide Motion Picture Group.
She also worked for Universal Studio as the President of Production, and was responsible for the success of several films like Serenity (2005), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Meet the Fockers (2004), and many more. In 2004, she was named Vice Chairman of Universal Pictures’ Worldwide Productions, together with Scott Stuber. She took the 28th place on The Wall Street Journal’s list of 50 Women to Watch 2008. Mary is currently working on the production of Michael Carney’s Same Kind Different of Me, which will be released this year. She is also working on the upcoming films Anubis (2018), Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong (2020), and Beyblade (TBA).