Marcia Nasatir - Creative Until You Die | THR

At UA, she helped to guide to fruition RockyCarrie and Coming Home (Jane Fonda thanked her in her Oscar acceptance speech) and unsuccessfully lobbied her superiors to make a little movie then known as The Star Wars. Later, as an independent producer, she championed The Big Chill and Hamburger Hill. "What I really love about movies is that you can make a difference," says Nasatir.


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In an industry rife with ageism, don't ask these luminaries — from Betty White to Don Rickles, Dick Van Dyke to Jerry Lewis, and Marcia Nasatir, all of them still artistically active in the industry (and photographed here exclusively for THR) — if they want to stop working. Says Cloris Leachman, "F— you."

The Hollywood Reporter: Creative Until You Die
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Written by Scott Feinberg (Marcia's essay)
Photography by Martin Schoeller

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Some things can’t get fixed. You work in an atmosphere where the guy beats up on women or doesn’t pay you the right amount or whatever? Move on,” Nasatir says. “You shouldn’t devote your time to being a whiner and complaining... It’s not as important as the work you do. You’ve got to believe that the work you do has value.
— Kate Kilkenny quoting Marcia Nasatir, BROADLY
At a time when Hillary Clinton is making history with her presidential run, a San Antonio woman is being celebrated for being a Hollywood trailblazer.
— Jeanne Jakle, San Antonio Express-News

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Marcia is unique because of the time - she broke the glass ceiling. She was singular and her talent and professional demeanor helped the chances for other women. She was solid, so respected, and so talented with her abilities to spot a good story, men started to change their minds about women in leadership.
— Anne Goursaud, told to Michelle Drown, Santa Barbara Independent

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Marcia Nasatir and Director Anne Goursaud discuss their documentary film, A CLASSY BROAD onstage at the infamous Castro Theatre in San Francisco


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Back in early 1970s Hollywood, there were no women at the head of the table. Top production teams for big movie makers like Paramount and Fox were made up of men. Until Marcia Nasatir. Now 91, Nasatir was the first female vice president of production in Hollywood back in the early 70s, for United Artists.

Takeaway Producer Alexandra Botti spoke to Marcia Nasatir about her life in Hollywood, the documentary, and what she hopes her legacy will look like.

Publisher, author, cowgirl, film executive, heroine. The words, “no” and “can’t” are not in Nasatir‘s vocabulary. A vibrant woman that was always willing to extend a helping hand in allowing others to follow their dreams Nasatir continues to work, inspire and forge ahead because that is who she is and the entertainment world is better because of her efforts.
— R.C. Samo,

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Her story, engagingly chronicled by Goursaud, should entertain and inspire a new generation of women who refuse to be stymied by the status quo.
— Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

Sojourn Docs interviews Marcia Nasatir and Director Anne Goursaud on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. 

Goursaud’s doc is obviously an admiring, up-close portrait of a brilliant and tenacious producer who had a tougher row to hoe that today’s female producers, coming up as she did in an era that was even more of a patriarchal system.
— Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere
A CLASSY BROAD chronicles the life of Texas born Marcia Nasatir, a trail blazer for women. She took the helm as vice-president of United Artists in the 1970s. Nasatir went from homemaker to book publisher to no-nonsense film producer. An inspiration to women, today at 89 she’s still working.
— Reel Life with Jane