Heather Parry And Her Leadership Brings Spotlight To Live Nation Productions

Heather Parry, the president of Live Nation Productions, is one of the creators of a new breed of documentaries: critical music documentaries. On her second month at work, she already landed a big project: teaming up with a collaboration with Colin Hanks, an actor/director from Happy Madison Productions. After almost twenty months at work, they finished “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis”, a music documentary that talks about Eagle of Death Metal’s 2015 Bataclan tragedy. This documentary was nominated for two Critics Choice Awards.

Before “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis” even premiered, Heather Parry is known for her other projects, such as a Lady Gaga film called “Gaga: Five Foot Two” which was released on Netflix. Parry is also one of the minds behind Puff Daddy Bad Boy Records’ “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”. She is also involved in the production of the 2015 animated film called “Pixels”. But Parry and Live Nation’s most successful project yet is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s box office movie “A Star Is Born.”

As soon as she heard the news about the movie “A Star Is Born“, Heather Parry called Dave Bugliari, who is Bradley Cooper’s agent. Parry asked how Live Nation can help in the movie’s marketing strategy. Because of this call, Parry was invited to Marth Stewart’s dinner party which happened in Bill Gerber’s house. Herber is one of the producers of the film. and Parry managed to pitch her ideas to him. This is one of the examples of her making opportunities for Live Nation.

Live Nation Productions has a lot of assets that can promote movies, such as their music festivals. In between sets, playing “A Star Is Born” trailer helped in promoting the film. Even Warner Pictures President of Worldwide Marketing, Blair Rich, believes that Parry and her Live Action Productions were instrumental in expanding the global audiences.

Ann Scango Talks About The Importance Of Art In The Modern World

Ann Scango is a visual artist and sculptor who lives and works in Texas. She wrote an article on her blog recently about the issues that are holding back art education in the United States. She started out by talking about a Ted Talk Mae Jemison gave in 2002 where she expressed concern about where art education is going in this country. She thinks it is critical that people stand up and start creating a legacy of art for future generations.

Mae Jemison said that the main issue is that the American culture puts a dividing line between science and art. This separation has always been around in one form or another but modern society needs to try a different approach. She said that the truth is that arts and science are connected in many ways and trying to draw a clear line between them makes little sense.

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Ann Scango works with 3D creations and texturally complex artwork. She founded the Scango Collection in 2016 and is its art curator. She also held a Firestar Austin Fellowship from 2010 to 2015. She likes to combine different industrial materials together in unique and dynamic ways. She finds the resources she needs for her art throughout Austin such as mulch which she dug out of her garden and twigs she has found at Zilker Park. The main material she uses is polyurethane foam.

She says that she has been making art since she was a child. Ann Scango’s childhood was partially spent in the garden getting her clothes very dirty and partially spent using her mom’s art supplies drawing pieces of art. She is an environmentalist and from a very young age started deeply caring for the environment and wanting to protect it. Her artwork reflects this as she uses many natural substances in what she creates.