Skills: Special effects, producer
An accomplished Assistant Director and Producer, George Parra has worked on over 50 feature films, covering all genres from big action films such as Terminator 2, The Rock, and XXX, to studio classics such as Ghost, The Mask of Zorro and The Fast and The Furious. His success came from smaller, independent films, which have always been more appealing to him, such as Election and Sideways and recently The Descendants and Silver Linings Playbook. George Parra has collaborated both as an Assistant Director and a Producer, with acclaimed directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Alexander Payne, Peter Yates, Oliver Stone, James Cameron, Michael Bay, Rob Cohen, Martin Campbell, and David O. Russell. After Graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Film and Theatre, he began his illustrious career working on the hit films The Terminator and Peggy Sue Got Married. Shortly afterwards he became a member of the Directors Guild of America and worked his way into the studio system. George Parra’s career escalated when he was asked to produce his first feature film, Sideways, with his long standing associate, Alexander Payne. Sideways went on to receive five Academy Award nominations, one win, seven Golden Globe Nominations, two wins, as well as ninety one other award nominations, and grossing $270,000,000. worldwide. Now a member of the Producers Guild of America, he has been steadily producing a number of films for various companies, as well as developing his own projects, and recently Executive Producing Nebraska, directed by Alexander Payne, The Way Way Back starring Steve Carell, and the new David O. Russell film, American Hustle. In fact, George Parra has been Executive Producer on four Academy Award Best Picture nominees in the last three years – The Descendants (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Nebraska (2013), and American Hustle (2013). With 27 years film production experience, he has earned an impeccable reputation, covering all areas of physical production, and dealing with film budgets ranging from 1 million to 45 million dollars. His many years in the feature film business open up a vast catalog of accomplished directors and technicians, as well as a strong relationship with all the major bond companies, unions, and production vendors. Along with experience working in most major cities in the US, George Parra has also worked in Eastern and Western Europe, the South Pacific, and Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish. George currently resides in Malibu California, and also owns a home in Deer Valley, Utah.