Mary Jane Skalski began her career at Good Machine where she worked on the early films of
Ang Lee, Ed Burns and Nicole Holofcener. As a producer, her credits include Bart Layton’s BIFA
awarded American Animals, four films with director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The
Visitor, Win Win and The Cobbler); Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin which premiered at the 2004
Venice Film Festival, the Fox Searchlight film Wilson, directed by Craig Johnson, Todd
Louiso’s Hello I Must Be Going which opened the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Adam
Salky’s Dare, Peter Callahan’s Against the Current, Julian Goldberger’s The Hawk is Dying, Jem
Cohen’s Chain and Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls. Mary Jane was an executive producer
on Pariah, Trick, Putzel, Before you Know It and Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year which was
the opening night film at the 2020 Berlinale.
Mary Jane’s films have screened at the Toronto, Venice, Berlin, Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals and have received numerous awards and nominations, including several appearances
on the National Board of Review ‘best of’ list, a BAFTA best screenplay win for The Station Agent
and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Richard Jenkins in The Visitor. Mary Jane
received the Independent Spirit Award for Producing in 2004 and was selected as one of
Variety’s Producers to Watch in 2003. She is a member of the Producing branch of the Academy
Mary Jane has served as an adjunct at Columbia University and New York University and regular
acts as an advisor at the Sundance Creative Producing and Catalyst Labs. In 2016 she served as
the Allesee Chair at Wayne State University. From 2013-2018 Mary Jane was the Senior Advisor
to Gamechanger, a financing entity focused exclusively on films directed by women.
Gamechanger’s inaugural slate of films included The Tale, The Invitation, Busters Mal Heart,
Love Song, Land Ho and The Strange Ones. Mary Jane continues in the role of Senior Advisor for
Mary Jane Skalski is currently the President of Production for Echo Lake Entertainment, a
production, management and financing company where, in addition to overseeing the
company’s slate, she is also producing a number of projects in film and tv.