Marcia Nasatir, Pathbreaking Studio Exec and Producer, Dies at 95

Marcia Nasatir, Pathbreaking Studio Exec and Producer, Dies at 95
Marcia Nasatir, the pathbreaking studio executive and producer, died on Tuesday at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s Country House and Hospital, according to an individual with knowledge. Nasatir was 95.

Nasatir broke the glass ceiling and became the first female vice president of production at United Artists in the 1970s. She worked on box office hits like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Rocky,” “Coming Home,” “Three Days of the Condor,” “Carrie” and “F.I.S.T.” She also worked at Orion Pictures and Johnny Carson’s production company before branching out as an independent producer.

In 1974, Nasatir was a literary agent with an impressive client roster that included top screenwriters like William Goldman, Robert Towne, Lorenzo Semple Jr. and director Sydney Pollack. Nasatir then got a call from Mike Medavoy, then the senior VP of production at United Artists, who offered Nasatir a story editor job. She agreed to take the job
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