A Classy Broad
Dir: Anne Goursaud (Los Angeles, CA)
“A Classy Broad” chronicles the career of trailblazing Hollywood executive Marcia Nasatir of San Antonio, who broke through the glass ceiling back in the ’70s. At a time when gender inequality in Hollywood continues to make headlines, Marcia achieved success as a producer and as the first woman to serve as vice president of production at a major Hollywood studio—United Artists. DONE. NEXT!
Through interviews, stock footage, and Marcia’s own narrative, this “untold Hollywood story” unfolds, following Marcia’s career from lone female literary agent at The ZTiegler Agency where she represented writers like William Goldman, BUTCH CASSIDY and The SUNDANCE KID, Lorenzo Semple, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, PARALLAX VIEW, Robert Towne, CHINATOWN, to the studio United Artists where she became the first female vice-president in charge of production. At UA, Marcia championed films that have become American classics, including: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, ROCKY, CARRIE, COMING HOME, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE BLACK STALLION. Unceremoniously dismissed, she moved on to a career as an independent producer where she continued to fight for films that were difficult to make. She took on THE BIG CHILL, a film that had been turned down by seventeen companies and fought to get it financed. Larry Kasdan, the writer/director credits Marcia for getting his picture made.
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