Mary Jane Skalski – Senior Advisor

Mary Jane Skalski

Mary Jane Skalski

MARY JANE SKALSKI is one of the most accomplished independent film producers working today. In 2003, she was cited as one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch,” and in 2004 she received the Independent Spirit Award for Producing. Her projects have consistently garnered critical acclaim and commercial success. She produced Tom McCarthy’s films The Visitor, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor (Richard Jenkins); The Station Agent, which received a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, three awards at Sundance, and three Independent Spirit Awards; Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler.  Skalski has produced Gregg Araki’s Gotham and Spirit Award-nominated Mysterious Skin; Adam Salky’s Dare; Peter Callahan’s Against The Current; and Julien Goldberger’s The Hawk is Dying, Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls and Jane Weinstock’s The Moment. Mary Jane was an executive producer of the Gotham and Spirit Award winner Pariah, and co-producer of the Cable Ace Award winning documentary Wonderland. In 2012, her film Hello I Must Be Going (director Todd Louiso) was selected as the opening night film of the Sundance Film Festival. She began her career at one of the foundational companies in the independent film resurgence in America, Good Machine, working on the early films of Nicole Holofcener, Ang Lee, and Ed Burns. Since 1997, she has served as an adjunct in the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University and regularly participates as an advisor at the Sundance Institute Lab for Creative Producing.


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