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Can a music-industry insider make real documentaries? This Live Nation exec says yes

To a person standing on the street, little distinguishes the pair of sleek, green-gray structures that make up Live Nation’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. But Heather Parry says that there’s definitely a difference between the two buildings — and that her office is in the good one.

As head of Live Nation Productions, the entertainment behemoth’s recently launched film and television division, Parry oversees a growing slate of music documentaries, including this summer’s “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” about Sean “Diddy” Combs and his Bad Boy label, and “Five Foot Two,” a behind-the-scenes portrait of pop superstar Lady Gaga that’s set to premiere Friday on Netflix.

When Parry comes to work, though, she doesn’t sit next to the executives in charge of Live Nation’s touring and ticketing businesses. She’s with the talent managers in the company’s so-called Artist Nation wing.

“I literally have Gaga’s manager to my right and Miley Cyrus’ to my left,” she said the other afternoon, pointing with pride in either direction. “I see them every day in the kitchen or the hallway.” And sometimes closer than that.

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