Powerhouse movie producer Mary Parent has her historic home in Los Angeles’ famously celebrity-packed Laughlin Park enclave available at $8.9 million. The Legendary Entertainment vice chairman, who has had an important hand in a slew of blockbusters including the “Pacific Rim” franchise, purchased the property in late 2007 for just under $6 million from super-producer John Wells.Built in 1915 and currently configured for four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in nearly 6,900 square feet, the white-stucco Spanish Colonial-meets-English Tudor villa was...
Parent produced Legendary’s most recent box office success, “Kong: Skull Island,” which grossed $567 million worldwide, as well as Alejandro G. Inarritu’s conceptual virtual reality installation Carne y Arena. The VR exhibition, which simulates the harrowing struggle of immigrants and refugees who are apprehended crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, debuted at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was installed this summer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Under Parent’s watch, Legendary also completed production on director Steven DeKnight’s “Pacific Rim Uprising,” starring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, which is slated for release by Universal Pictures next year. She’s also overseeing two other big-budget productions, “Skyscraper,” with Dwayne Johnson, and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
Parent is developing a slew of new projects, including “Bad Blood,” to be written and directed by Adam McKay and to star Jennifer Lawrence.
Prior to Legendary, Parent had co-founded Disruption Entertainment, where she was a producer on Inarritu’s Oscar-nominated epic “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, and earlier produced “Pacific Rim,” “Godzilla” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.”
She was formerly the motion pictures group chairman at MGM and before that was vice chairman of worldwide production with Scott Stuber at Universal Pictures, overseeing such films as “Meet the Fockers” and “The Bourne Supremacy,” before the two formed their own production company.