|Ethnicity Iranian Jewish|
Name Bob Yari
Role Film producer
|Occupation Film Producer|
Ex-spouse Mary Apick
Years active 2001–present
|Full Name Babar Yaghoubzadeh|
Born May 30, 1961 (age 61) (1961-05-30) Tehran, Iran
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
Education University of California, Santa Barbara
Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Motion Picture
Movies Crash, The Illusionist, Find Me Guilty, The Painted Veil, Hostage
Similar People Cathy Schulman, Robert Moresco, Paul Haggis, Mark R Harris, Don Cheadle
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Film
Academy Conversation: Papa Hemingway in Cuba
Bob Yari (Persian: باب یاری; born May 30, 1961) is an Iranian-born American film producer.
- Academy Conversation Papa Hemingway in Cuba
- LGF variant Bob Yari Productions DEJ Productions Bulls Eye Entertainment logo 2002 2004
- Film credits
LGF variant / Bob Yari Productions / DEJ Productions / Bull's Eye Entertainment logo (2002-2004)
Yari was born to a Jewish family in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in New York City, and studied cinematography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Producers of the film Crash won the Best Picture at the 78th Academy Awards. Although Yari received screen credit as one of the producers of Crash, the Producers Guild of America refused to designate him as a producer to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the purpose of nominating producers of the film for the Best Picture Oscar. Yari sued both the Academy and the Guild in the Los Angeles Superior Court and lost at the demurrer stage. The trial court's decision was affirmed by the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District on March 25, 2008.