Hurd pacts for 3 years at Par

Gale Anne Hurd has entered into a non-exclusive, three-year agreement to develop and produce films for Paramount Pictures.

Hurd, whose pact with Universal Pictures ended July 31, is the first female producer to enjoy success in the largely male-dominated action-adventure genre with such films as “Aliens,””The Terminator,””The Abyss” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

She will move her Santa Monica-based production company, Pacific Western Prods., to the studio’s lot in February.

Reached Monday, Hurd credited studio chairman Sherry Lansing as one of the strongest reasons for entering into the deal with Par.

“Sherry Lansing is running a studio with experience as a producer,” Hurd said. “She values producers. A lot of the studios think producers are the least important part of the package, but Sherry knows how much a producer really does.”

For Paramount, Hurd is working on several action-adventure films, including “Firestorm,” being developed by Michael Beckner and Jim Gorman, and “Global PD,” being written by Richard Outten.

Hurd just wrapped production on the science fiction adventure film “The Penal Colony.”

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