Lucy Barzun Donnelly launched her company etc.films after developing and coproducing Peter Hedges’ Academy Award-nominated Pieces of April with John Lyons. Under the etc.films banner, she produced The Go-Getter by writer-director Martin Hynes starring Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone and Lou Pucci which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in June, 2008; she produced and is currently in post-production on Grey Gardens, a drama based on the lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little Edie” Beale starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange for HBO films.
Lucy graduated from Georgetown University with an honors degree in English Literature. After college, she worked in television in New York—at 60 Minutes, The Evening News, The Late Show with David Letterman and with CBS sports, helped produce the broadcast of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Lucy began her film career at Miramax films working on the Academy marketing campaigns for Shakespeare in Love and Life is Beautiful. She joined John Lyons in 1999 to run development for his newly formed Kalkaska Productions where she worked on Austin Powers in Goldmember and several other features from 1999-2004. She and Joshua Astrachan have just founded Trademark Films.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2008