E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
KATHLEEN KENNEDY (Producer) has a record of achievement that makes her one of the most successful executives in the film industry today. Among her credits are three of the highest grossing films in motion picture history -- E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and The Sixth Sense, which she produced with Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen
and Frank Marshall, respectively.
She currently heads The Kennedy/Marshall Company along with director/producer Frank Marshall who formed the
company with Kennedy in 1992. In 1999 and 2000, three films produced by The Kennedy/Marshall Company were released. The first, Snow Falling on Cedars was directed by Scott
Hicks, award-winning director of Shine. It was followed by The Sixth Sense, which starred Bruce
Willis and received six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture. Next released was A Map of the World starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore. The Kennedy/Marshall Company also recently produced the IMAX film Olympic Glory. Forthcoming is Signs, starring Mel Gibson, which reunites Kennedy and Marshall with The Sixth
Sense director M. Night Shyarnalan.
In the summer of 1995, The Kennedy/Marshall Company released the
Marshall-directed Congo, which Kennedy produced with Sam Mercer, and The Indian in the Cupboard directed by Frank Oz and
produced by Kennedy, Marshall and Jane Startz.
That same year, Kennedy produced the Amblin Entertainment/Malpaso Production The
Bridges of Madison County, directed by Clint Eastwood, followed by Amblin Entertainment's Jan
De Bout - directed action thriller Twister, which Kennedy produced with Ian
Bryce in 1996. Kennedy also served as executive producer on the Spielberg
directed Jurassic Park sequel, The Lost World:
More recently, Kennedy produced (with Spielberg and Bonnie Curtis) A.I. Artificial Intelligence, as well as Jurassic Park 3. which she
produced with Spielberg and Gerald R. Molen.
Kennedy began a successful association with Steven Spielberg when she served as a
production assistant on 1941 . She went on to become his associate on Raiders of the Lost Ark, associate
producer of Poltergeist, and producer of E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial. While E. T. was becoming an international
phenomenon, Spielberg, Kennedy and Marshall were already in production on Indiana Jones and the Temple
of Doom , which she and Marshall produced with George Lucas.
In 1982, Kennedy co-founded Ambhin Entertainment with Spielberg and Marshall, for
which she produced or executive produced such films as The Flintstones, Hook, Always, Gremlins. Gremlins 2:
The New Batch, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Young Sherlock Holmes, The Goonies, In nerspace, The Money Pit,
batteries not included, Dad, Joe Versus the Volcano, Noises Off, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Cape
Fear and We're Back.
Kennedy also teamed with Spielberg, Marshall and Quincy Jones to produce The Color Purple,
which earned 11 Academy Award nominations in 1985 including Best Pictures. Later
that same year, Kennedy, Spielberg and Marshall produced 1985's highest grossing film, Back to the Future, and later
produced its two highly successful sequels, Back to the Future, Part II and Back to the Future, Part III.
In 1988, Kennedy again earned the distinction of top-grossing film of the year for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which she
produced with Marshall and Robert Watts. She then went on to produce Empire of the Sun with Spielberg and Marshall, which the National
Board of Review named Best Picture of the Year.
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