Early Career[edit | edit source]
|Residence||Los Angeles, CA|
|Education||Colorado State University|
|Occupation||President of Production, Film and Television|
|Employer||Live Nation Productions|
|Works||A Star is Born, Gaga: Five Foot Two, Believer, Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story|
Parry joined MTV in 1993 and went on to become the West Coast Bureau Chief for MTV News. She worked with a variety of the world's top artists during this time and made plenty of connections along the way. She quickly established herself as someone with drive and a motivation to achieve almost anything to which she sets her mind.
In addition to co-producing "Get Rich or Die Tryin’," Heather Parry also co-produced Adam Sandler's "The Longest Yard." No matter what challenges stood in her way, Parry viewed each one as a learning experience and stepping stone to an even better future. She worked for MTV until 2005 when she decided to pursue other opportunities.
Happy Madison Productions[edit | edit source]
After leaving MTV, Heather Parry joined Happy Madison Productions, a production company founded by Adam Sandler in 1999. Parry worked as the head of development and produced some of the world's most well-known comedy films, including "Go with It," "That's My Boy" and several more. Parry played a big part in the direction of many of Adam Sandler's movies during the ten years she spent working with his production and development company, and she smiles when thinking of those years.
Joining Live Nation[edit | edit source]
When Parry's time at Happy Madison Production came to an end, she moved forward to become a producer for Live Nation Productions. The film company tasked Parry with overseeing several famous documentaries, such as "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" and "Gaga: Five Foot Two."
Many of the world's leading film and documentary experts credit Parry with making those productions a massive success. When it comes to making documentaries featuring world-famous stars, Parry looks beyond the hype to find what makes them tick and what makes them human. By using that approach, Parry makes celebrities relatable by revealing the sides of them the public has never seen.
Believer[edit | edit source]
In Believer, Parry directed a documentary that explored the ways the Mormon Church views and treats members of the LGBT community. Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds wanted to use the film as an opportunity to bring attention to the way church officials act toward LGBT members. Many people believe the behavior of the church contributes to high teen suicide rates. Parry told Reynolds that he is in a unique position to influence change and to encourage the church to reconsider its current stance.