Pamela Abdy recently ended her post as the President of Production at New Regency Productions where she managed the creative team and all feature development, production, and post-production. During her post at the company for the past 3 years, New Regency has released the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture Birdman, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Gone Girl directed by David Fincher, and Noah directed by Darren Aronofsky. Most recently, Abdy oversaw the release of one of 2016’s most honored films, The Revenant, directed by Iñárritu.
In addition to The Revenant’s box office success, the film also received twelve Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy); two Golden Globe awards, for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor; and awards and nominations from the DGA, SAG, ASC, ACE and ADG.
Abdy also recently oversaw the Academy Award®-nominated The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay and Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, directed by Walt Becker. She is waiting on the release of Assassin’s Creed, directed by Justin Kurzel, as well as Cure For Wellness, directed by Gore Verbinski.
Prior to New Regency, Abdy left her post as President of Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films where she procured, developed and produced features for the company’s diverse slate. She produced the action-adventure 47 Ronin, the hit comedy Identity Thief, Kill the Messenger directed by Michael Cuesta, and Endless Love directed by Shana Feste.
Previously, Abdy served as Executive Vice President of Paramount Pictures, where she oversaw the development and production of a number of films, including Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island; The Love Guru, which starred Mike Myers; Stop-Loss, which was directed by Kimberly Peirce and starred Ryan Phillippe; Drillbit Taylor, which was produced by Judd Apatow and starred Owen Wilson; World Trade Center, which was directed by Oliver Stone and starred Nicolas Cage; Aeon Flux, which was directed by Karyn Kusama and starred Charlize Theron; Freedom Writers, which was directed by Richard LaGravenese and starred Hilary Swank; and the Golden Globe®-winning film Babel, which starred Brad Pitt and was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. In addition, Abdy oversaw production on the Mark Waters-directed Mean Girls, which starred Lindsay Lohan.
Abdy started her career as an intern at Jersey Films while participating in the Emerson College internship program. She was hired as the receptionist and went on to become Danny DeVito’s assistant. From there, she rose through the company and ultimately became president where she associate produced Man on the Moon; co-produced Caveman’s Valentine; executive produced How High; and produced the film Garden State, which won an Independent Spirit Award® for Best First Feature Film and a Grammy® award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, TV, or other media.