has been actively developing, packaging and producing numerous studio and independent film and television projects while serving as an executive producer on both The Ring
and The Ring 2
. He is currently producing the comedies No Place Like Home
, starring Vince Vaughn
under the direction of Amy Heckerling
, and Balls of Courage
, to be directed by Jim Abrahams
; the dramatic thriller The Invisible
; and an as-yet-untitled untitled horror thriller written by Andrew Klavan.
Macari was previously at Fine Line Features/New Line Cinema where he was responsible for overseeing the development and production of projects for Fine Line Features. One of the projects he initially discovered while at Fine Line was the original Japanese feature Ringu. Among the other projects he handled during his tenure there were The Anniversary Party, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming, Kevin Kline, and Gwyneth Paltrow; and Human Nature, starring Patricia Arquette and Tim Robbins. He also covered various domestic and international film festivals and tracked independent feature films at all stages of production for potential domestic and international distribution.
Prior to joining Fine Line, Macari was an agent trainee at United Talent Agency where he worked with such clients as Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson, and Curtis Hanson. He is a graduate of Duke University, the University of Texas Law School, and the University of London - Kings College, in addition to being a member of the California State Bar.
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