Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis (born August 30, 1965) is a screenwriter and an executive producer. She is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, NC and University of Texas at Austin and attended UCLA's prestigious film school. She has written scripts for Alexander (2004), Night Watch (2006 in U.S.), Pathfinder (2007) and Shutter Island (2010). She has also served as an executive producer for the television series Birds of Prey and Bionic Woman. She is also the founder of the pro-union website Hollywood United and was involved as a peacemaker in the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.
Year Film Credit
2002 Birds of Prey Executive producer, writer for episodes "Slick" and "Premiere"
2004 Alexander Screenwriter
2006 Night Watch Screenwriter (English language version)
2007 Pathfinder Screenwriter
Bionic Woman Executive producer, writer for the episode "Pilot"
2009 Avatar Executive producer
2010 Shutter Island Screenwriter, executive producer
Other writing roles
Laeta Kalogridis wrote a spec script about Joan of Arc titled In Nomine Dei. She sold the script to Warner Bros. in April 1994, but a film was not produced. Kalogridis has also been involved in writing the following planned films:
March 1995: Writer of early script for X-Men (2000)
Late 1999: Uncredited work on Scream 3
September 2000: Screenwriting credit for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
September 2003: Rewrite of the Wonder Woman live action film adaptation of the superheroine for Warner Bros.
January 2005: Remake of The Lone Ranger for Columbia Pictures
November 2005: Borgia, an ImageMovers film about a powerful family in 15th century Rome
February 2006: The Dive, director James Cameron's planned film about the freediver Francisco "Pipin" Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre
January 2007: Battle Angel, director James Cameron's planned film based on the manga Battle Angel Alita
October 2007: Rewrite of the vampire film Darksiders for New Line Cinema
Adapting the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell for DreamWorks
Involvement with strike
Laeta Kalogridis became involved as a peacemaker in the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, working with writers and producers to reach a solution. The New York Times reported her involvement, "Ms. Kalogridis and her friends... had become a pipeline to the guild members holding out for sizable gains, whose support would be needed if any deal was to be reached."
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