Heather Parry: A Socially Conscious Producer

Heather Parry never stops working. Even on her birthday. In 2016, only two weeks after being promoted to Live Nations Productions President, she spoke to Colin Hanks about funding the Eagles of Death Metal documentary. This documentary detailed the return of the famous band to Paris a year after a terrorist attack disastrously struck its 2015 concert in the Parisian capital. The documentary was completed and nominated for two Critics Choice Awards. The film came into the public sphere following the tragic Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting Las Vegas. Her own determination landed her a role behind the production and marketing of “A Star is Born” one of the hottest films of 2018.

You might not know, but she was behind some of Adam Sandler’s most well-known films from the 1990s. She had her start at MTV and through hard work was able to reach the position as Head of MTV News as well as President of Happy Madison Productions. Apart from “A Star is Born”, she produces films with low budgets that focus on bringing the artist’s story to light.

For example, she was behind “Believer”. This documentary revolves around the front-man of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, and his Mormon faith. He has worked to bring the Mormon Church and LGBTQ community of Utah together. Utah has one of the highest LGBTQ teen suicide rates in the country. Dan Reynolds has cooperated with Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Neon Trees, to try and create a concert to spread LGBTQ awareness in Utah. The Mormon Church is strongly opposed to homosexual behavior.

“Believer” was critically applauded at the Sundance Film Festival. It won 2nd place for festival favorite out of over 123 films. Heather Parry social consciousness is definitely seen in her production work.