New York Film Academy Guest Speakers
Pam Abdy is the current President of MGM’s Motion Picture Group and oversees the development, production, and post-production for all MGM and Orion films. Abdy is currently developing a multitude of films such as Fiddler on The Roof, Project Hail Mary, and Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives, amongst others.
At her previous position, Makeready Films/eOne, the company financed and produced Queen & Slim from director Melina Matsoukas and writer Lena Waithe and A Million Little Pieces from director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Previously, Abdy served as President of Production at New Regency, where they released the acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning Birdman, David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, Adam McKay’s Academy Award-winning The Big Short, and Iñárritu’s The Revenant in 2016, which received twelve Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.
Prior to New Regency, Abdy was the President of Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films at Universal and began her career as an intern/ receptionist at Jersey Films while participating in the Emerson College internship program and went on to become Danny DeVito’s assistant. From there, she ultimately became President and produced several films including a Garden State, which won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Film and a Grammy award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album.
She is a member of the Producers Guild of America and serves as a member on the Executive Board of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Garden State, Queen & Slim, 47 Ronin, Stop-Loss, A Million Little Pieces