Hunt Lowry '73

Distinguished Graduate 2013
CEO/President, Roserock Films
Burbank, CA

Hunt Lowry is the CEO/ President of Roserock Films located on the Warner Bros. lot. He has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. for feature films and facilitated a strategic partnership between Warner Bros. and Abu Dhabi for the establishment of a Warner Bros. theme park, hotel, and theaters in Abu Dhabi along with a film company and interactive games fund with Warner Bros.
He and Bill Gerber are producing Outlaw Blues (remake of a 1977 Peter Fonda film) for Warner Bros. Hunt is currently developing several feature film projects including John Grisham’s bestselling novel The Testament, with producer Mark Johnson and Myst based on the best-selling PC video game. He was a producer on the film Pure Country 2: the Gift released in 2010 by Warner Bros. and an executive producer on the Robert Rodriguez project Shorts, released in 2009 by Warner Bros. His other recent credits include producing the standup comedy films Thou Shalt Laugh 1, 2, 3 and 4; Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (Dreamworks) starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning; and the critically-acclaimed Duma (Warner Bros.) directed by Carroll Ballard about a boy and his pet cheetah in South Africa.

Prior to the formation of Roserock Films, Hunt served as CEO/ President of Gaylord Films and its specialty division, Pandora, for four years. There, he structured a long-term co-financing and production deal with Warner Bros., and under the deal, produced the box office hits A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray; What a Girl Wants starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth and Kelly Preston; A Walk To Remember, starring Mandy Moore and Shane West; The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood starring Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn and Sandra Bullock; and White Oleander starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger and Robin Wright Penn. Lowry also produced The Blue Collar Comedy Tour starring Jeff Foxworthy, the sci-fi thriller Cypher starring Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu, the teen skateboard comedy Grind, and Welcome to Collinwood with William Macy, Sam Rockwell and George Clooney.

Hunt also executive produced the critically acclaimed film Donnie Darko starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle and Patrick Swayze. The film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize as well as three Independent Spirit Awards.
Prior to Gaylord Films/ Pandora, Hunt had a first look producing deal at Walt Disney Pictures where he produced such films as Disney’s The Kid starring Bruce Willis and Jon Turtletaub’s Instinct starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland. He also produced Hounded for the Walt Disney Channel.

He also produced A Time To Kill directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Ashley Judd; First Knight directed by Jerry Zucker and starring Sean Connery, Richard Gere, and Julia Ormond; Revenge starring Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn and Madeline Stowe; My Life starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman; The Last of the Mohicans directed by Michael Mann and starring Daniel Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe; Only The Lonely (with John Hughes) directed by Chris Columbus and starring John Candy. In addition, Lowry produced Career Opportunities, Top Secret, Get Crazy, and associate produced Airplane starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty. Hunt’s television executive producer credits include HBO’s Baja Oklahoma and Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for CBS. He also produced Dream West, a CBS mini-series. His telefilms include His Mistress, Wild Horses and Surviving for ABC Theatre.

Hunt received the Oklahoma Film ICON Award from the deadCENTER Film Festival in June at the Myriad Gardens Grand Lawn. Actor Wes Studi presented the award to Hunt, which was followed by a free outdoor screening of their masterpiece film, The Last of the Mohicans. Historian Bob Blackburn led a discussion with Hunt and Wes Studi at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art during the deadCENTER Film Festival weekend. Lowry is the second Casady graduate to win the ICON award. Oscar winner Gray Frederickson '55 received the inaugural award last year along with actor James Marsden.

In 2007, Hunt received the IDA's Pinnacle Award, which recognizes dyslexic individuals who have made significant achievements in their field and are role models for others with dyslexia.

After graduating from Casady, Hunt attended Rollins College and Wake Forest University. In 1976, he went to Los Angeles to visit his older brother, Dick, who was studying at the American Film Institute at the time. Once in Los Angeles, Hunt fell in love with film and decided to abandon his plan to study medicine and stay in Los Angeles. He lives in Hancock Park with his screenwriter wife Christine, their son Oliver and daughter Libby.
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