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Years active
  
1995–present

Name
  
Jason Blum


Role
  
Film producer

Spouse
  
Lauren Schuker (m. 2012)

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Full Name
  
Jason Ferus Blum

Born
  
February 20, 1969 (age 55) (
1969-02-20
)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation
  
Film producer TV producer

Parents
  
Shirley Neilsen Blum, Irving Blum

Upcoming movies
  
Amityville: The Awakening, Ouija 2

Awards
  
Producers Guild of America Award - Stanley Kramer Award

Movies
  
Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Sinister, Whiplash

Similar People
  
Oren Peli, James DeMonaco, Bradley Fuller, Leigh Whannell, M Night Shyamalan

Profiles

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Jason Ferus Blum (born February 20, 1969) is an American film producer. Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions. He won the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for producing The Normal Heart, and was nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Whiplash.

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Early life

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Blum was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Shirley (Neilsen), an art professor, and Irving Blum, an independent art dealer. His mother was previously married to museum director Walter Hopps.

Career

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Blum worked for Bob and Harvey Weinstein as executive producer and later as independent producer for Warner Bros. He also was working as producing director at Ethan Hawke's Malaparte Theater Company. Blum is a 1991 graduate of Vassar College.

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He obtained financing for his first film as producer, Kicking and Screaming (1995), after receiving a letter from family acquaintance, entertainer Steve Martin, who endorsed the script. Blum attached the letter to copies of the script he sent around to Hollywood executives.

Blumhouse Productions

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In 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, which specializes in producing micro-budget movies. Some of the movies produced by Blum have been highly profitable. The horror film Paranormal Activity was produced for $15,000 and earned nearly $200 million. NPR's Planet Money did a special podcast about how Blum's production house gets its success.

Blum also produced Insidious (2010), Sinister (2012), The Purge (2013), and Creep (2014), all of which became potential franchises. In 2014, he served as an executive producer on the television film The Normal Heart, which went on to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, and the drama film Whiplash, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Personal life

On July 14, 2012, Blum married journalist Lauren A.E. Schuker in Los Angeles.

Blum is of Jewish descent.

References

Jason Blum Wikipedia


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