The ouster of Heather Parry from the highest filmed content material job at Stay Nation Productions leaves a number of high-profile tasks in limbo — together with a David Bowie IMAX expertise and a TV sequence concerning the mothers who raised rock stars.
In her capability as filmed content material head, Parry was the music big’s ambassador to Hollywood. She notably facilitated dwell efficiency parts for Bradley Cooper’s Academy Award nominated “A Star is Born,” and had quite a few tasks on her growth slate.
Stay Nation declined to touch upon its manufacturing slate. Parry’s termination was introduced on Thursday, following a weeks-long inside investigation into allegations of office bullying on the firm. Executives Ryan Kroft, Matt Stein, and Chad Wasser will proceed day-to-day operations in her place.
Chief amongst Parry’s tasks was a feature-length IMAX expertise constructed across the music and aura of David Bowie, one particular person with information of the venture informed Selection.
Two unscripted tasks surrounding up-and-coming singers are additionally in varied phases of manufacturing. One facilities round Noah Cyrus, the youthful sister of pop sensation Miley, who has loved chart success with buzzy singles like “Make Me” and counts 4.eight million followers on Instagram. A model of that movie was screened for producers just lately however has not but set a launch technique in favor of a stronger edit, a person with information of that movie stated.
The second follows Kim Petras, a German-born trans pop singer who first hit the viral streaming charts with the one “I Don’t Need it All.” The Petras movie is claimed to be in a lot earlier phases of growth.
Lastly, a long-gestating venture from Foo Fighters rocker and govt producer Dave Grohl is left on the desk. The venture hails from his mom Virginia, who wrote a candy memoir-style guide of interviews titled “From Cradle to Stage: Tales from the Moms Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.” The guide options conversations with the moms of Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Amy Winehouse, members of Haim and Michael Stipe. A rep for Grohl had no touch upon the state of the venture.
“Heather Parry might be leaving Stay Nation, efficient instantly,” the corporate stated in an announcement. “Stay Nation is dedicated to the Stay Nation Productions division and to our pipeline of artist-driven tasks.”
Parry got here to Stay Nation after a decade as an govt at Completely satisfied Madison Productions, Adam Sandler’s firm. In December Selection completely interviewed 23 former workers of Stay Nation and Completely satisfied Madison, most of whom declined to offer their names, about working with Parry. One former Stay Nation worker, Wynn Wygal, described Parry as an “emotional terrorist.” Learn Selection’s full report on her exit right here.
Jem Aswad contributed to this report.