Welcome to the home of Producer Donna Smith
Donna Smith began her career as Production Coordinator on RAGING BULL and quickly rose through the ranks, serving as Production Manager, Line Producer and Producer on notable projects that included THE TERMINATOR. Smith was tapped by Universal Pictures to serve as President of Physical Production and Post Production; becoming the first woman to serve in that role for a major Hollywood studio.
Universal – President of Physical Production and Post Production
During Smith’s seven-year tenure at Universal, more than 120 titles were released under her leadership including; Academy Award Winner, SCHINDLER’S LIST, JURASSIC PARK, BABE, SCENT OF A WOMAN, CASINO, BACKDRAFT, BACK TO THE FUTURE, APOLLO 13 and WATERWORLD.
Completion Bonds Executive
Following her executive role at Universal, Donna entered the world of completion bonds, having established a sterling reputation as a “highly bondable” producer. Donna served as CEO/President for the Entertainment Coalition, a management entity formed to coordinate full-service completion bond and insurance services for the entertainment industry worldwide. Under Donna’s leadership, the company handled such titles as CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE; THE NUTTY PROFESSOR; BATMAN & ROBIN; LA CONFIDENTIAL; ARMAGEDDON; LETHAL WEAPON and THE MATRIX TRILOGY. BIO CONTINUED – READ MORE
“The glass ceiling exists in all industries, but as the first woman in ‘Hollywood’ to be in charge of physical production for a major studio, I’m pleased to report that supervising millions of dollars, juggling egos, learning the meaning of gender and running the daily operation of movie-making, can be handled by a woman — and I’m having a ball!”