A Movie Producer Is Born

March 19, 2019

Heather Perry was born in Macungie, Pennsylvania in 1979 and graduated Colorado State University in 1993. Her career started with a position at West Coast News Division immediately after graduation with the MTV network. In the span of three years, Heather Perry would find herself promoted to Chief of the entire West Coast News Division and would produce “The Longest Yard” with Adam Sandler and “Get Rich or Die Trying” with 50 Cent. She also would go on to a position as Head of Department of Film Production for Happy Madison Productions. At Happy Madison Productions she would produce “The House Bunny,” “Just Go With It,” “That’s My Boy,” and “Pixels” in the span of ten years.

Heather Perry

In 2015, Heather Perry over the course of a weekend left Happy Madison Productions to work in the lead role overseeing Live Nation Entertainment. With more influence as the President of a company, this time would see a shift in her work to more documentaries. Her first film at this new company was “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)” released in 2017 and it followed a personal story about the attack performed at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris two years prior. This same interest in musical artist related documentaries would pop again when she produced a documentary about Lady Gaga called “Gaga: Five Foot Two” in 2017 as well as “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story” a story about Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

Heather Perry would call on Lady Gaga again to star in “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper in 2018. Because of her extensive history working in fil production Heather Perry was able to bring a diverse and powerful range of talent to the film. “A Star Is Born” won the Academy Award for “Best Original Song” for “Shallow” as well as being nominated in seven other categories. In the future, Heather Perry dreams of doing a documentary about David Bowie’s life.

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