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Mary Jane Skalski

Mary Jane Skalski

United States



Decision Maker 2008


Mary Jane Skalski is a producer based in New York City whose films have consistently been critically acclaimed and commercially successful.

She has also been highlighted as one of Variety’s Producers to Watch. Mary Jane produced Tom McCarthy’s film "The Visitor" which was released in Spring 2008 by Overture Films. 

Her previous collaboration with director Tom McCarthy was "The Station Agent" .  Skalski has also produced Gregg Araki’s "Mysterious Skin" , Julian Goldberger’s "The Hawk is Dying" , Jem Cohen’s "Chain" , Bart Freundlich’s "The Myth of Fingerprints" and "The Jimmy Show" directed by Frank Whaley.
Upcoming films include "Against the Current" directed by Peter Callahan and "DARE" written by David Brind and directed by Adam Salky.  Both films are currently in post production.

Mary Jane is an assistant adjunct faculty member in Columbia University’s Graduate Film Department. From 1993 to 1999 Skalski was part of the New York production company Good Machine where she acted in various capacities including the VP of Creative Affairs.   She also served as a consultant to Fortissimo Film Sales from 2001 to 2007.
In 2004 Mary Jane was awarded the IFP Producer Award. 



Next Wednesday is producer Mary Jane Skalski’s production company.  The company has produced "The Station Agent" , "The Visitor" , "The Hawk is Dying" , "The Jimmy Show" , and "Mysterious Skin" .