Amanda Ladd-Jones / United States / 84 Minutes / English Language
Starring: Alan Ladd Jnr, Morgan Freeman, Ridley Scott, Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver
Amanda Ladd-Jones embarks on a journey to better understand her father, Alan Ladd, Jr.—known to friends and colleagues as Laddie—the understated studio chief and Oscar-winning producer behind STAR WARS, ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, POLICE ACADEMY, BRAVEHEART, THE OMEN, THELMA AND LOUISE, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, GONE BABY GONE, and a staggering 154 more. During his 50-year career, Laddie worked with world-famous filmmakers and actors—many of them becoming household names on his watch—and brought to life some of the most influential films of our time. Known for making risky choices, betting on talent, and resolutely trusting the directors he hired, Laddie created pioneering opportunities for women and minorities, both on-screen and behind the camera.