|Occupation||Motion picture producer, computer scientist|
Lori McCreary (born in Antioch, California) is an American motion picture producer and computer scientist. She is CEO of the production company Revelations Entertainment, which she co-founded with actor Morgan Freeman.
McCreary graduated from UCLA with a degree in Computer Science. While still in college, she co-founded software company CompuLaw, now a part of Aderant.
McCreary's appreciation for the stage play Bopha! inspired her to go into motion picture production. Actor Morgan Freeman was signed to direct the film. Later, the pair partnered in the formation of Revelations Entertainment in 1996 with a mission to produce entertainment that reveals truth. As Revelations CEO, McCreary produced The Magic of Belle Isle, directed by Rob Reiner. Before that, she produced Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, with Freeman starring in the long-awaited portrayal of Nelson Mandela and co-starring Matt Damon.
She is currently Executive Producer of CBS's hit series Madam Secretary starring Téa Leoni. She is also Executive producer of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, the highest-rated series in NatGeo's history, as well as the expansion series The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman. She was the Executive Producer of Discovery Science's Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman, Utilizing the latest work at NASA, the series explores how astrobiology, string theory, quantum mechanics and astrophysics are pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the universe.
McCreary's additional producer credits include Mimi Leder's Thick as Thieves with Antonio Banderas and The Maiden Heist starring Christopher Walken, William H. Macy, Marcia Gay Harden and Morgan Freeman. Revelations also co-produced Along Came a Spider for Paramount Pictures.
In July 2005, Revelations Entertainment teamed with Intel to form a new digital entertainment company, ClickStar. ClickStar officially launched their site on December 15, 2006, where it was the first website to legally make a movie (Revelation's 10 Items or Less) available for download while it was still in theaters.
McCreary sits on the Board of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and as of June 2014, was elected along with Gary Lucchesi. McCreary still holds this post. She is the Founder of the PGA's Motion Picture Technology Committee and sits on the Producers Council of the PGA and on the Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers. She is also a member of The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). In addition, she was profiled by The Hollywood Reporter in its 100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood issue.