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Hunt Lowry

For the past five years Hunt Lowry served as the CEO/President of Gaylord Films and its specialty division, Pandora, with which he structured a long-term co-financing and production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. Under the deal, Lowry produced the box office hits A Cinderella Story, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray; What a Girl Wants, starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth and Kelly Preston; A Walk To Remember, starring Mandy Moore and Shane West; Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, starring Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn and Sandra Bullock; and White Oleander, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger and Robin Wright Penn. Lowry also produced The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Cypher, Grind, and Welcome to Collinwood, starring William Macy, Sam Rockwell and George Clooney.

Lowry is currently in post-production on the family drama Dreamer, starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, set in the world of thoroughbred horseracing.

Lowry also executive produced the critically acclaimed film Donnie Darko. The film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize as well as three Independent Spirit Awards.

Prior to his tenure at Gaylord Films/Pandora, Lowry had a first look producing deal at Walt Disney Pictures where he produced such films as The Kid and Instinct. He also produced Hounded for the Walt Disney Channel.

Lowry also produced A Time To Kill, First Knight, Revenge, My Life, The Last of the Mohicans, and Only The Lonely (with John Hughes). In addition, Lowry produced Career Opportunities, Top Secret, Get Crazy, and associate produced Airplane (with Jerry Zucker). Lowry's television executive producer credits include HBO's Baja Oklahoma and Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for CBS. He also produced Dream West, a CBS mini-series. His telefilms include His Mistress, Wild Horses and Surviving for ABC Theatre.

A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lowry attended Rollins College and Wake Forest University. In 1976, Lowry came to Los Angeles to visit his older brother, Dick, who was studying at the American Film Institute at the time. Once in Los Angeles, Lowry fell in love with film, and decided to abandon his plan to study medicine and stay in Los Angeles. He lives in Hancock Park with his screenwriter wife Christine, their son Oliver and daughter Libby.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

Cypher
Grind
Career Opportunities
A Cinderella Story
Duma
A Walk to Remember
Airplane!
White Oleander
Hunt For Justice
What a Girl Wants
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