Walter Parkes is the co-founder and co-chairman of Dreamscape Immersive. Walter is a motion picture producer, writer and former studio head at DreamWorks Pictures, the motion picture studio that he and his wife and partner Laurie MacDonald ran from the company’s inception through 2005. Films produced or executive produced by Parkes include: The Men in Black series, Gladiator, Minority Report, Flight, Catch Me If You Can and many others. A three-time Oscar nominee and, as a writer with partner Lawrence Lasker, Parkes largely introduced the tech-thriller genre with the original screenplays for War Games and Sneakers. In total, films produced by Parkes have earned in excess of $7B in worldwide box office.
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