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Jason Blum        

Film Producer; Founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions

Jason Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions. Since launching in 2000, Blum has produced some of the most profitable movies of all time. Blumhouse is a director-driven company that helps filmmakers like James DeMonaco, Scott Derrickson and James Wan tell genre stories that they are passionate about.

Through Blumhouse, Blum has produced films like the "Paranormal Activity" Franchise, "Insidious," "Sinister," "The Purge" and most recently, "The Gift."

Prior to launching Blumhouse, Jason served as co-head of the Acquisitions and Co-Productions department at Miramax Films in New York. At Miramax, he was instrumental in acquiring over 50 films including "The Others," "Smoke Signals," "A Walk On the Moon" and "The House of Yes."

Blum’s credits also include: "The Tooth Fairy," starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, "The Reader," for which Kate Winslet won an Academy Award; "Hysterical Blindness," starring Uma Thurman, which aired on HBO and garnered Thurman a Golden Globe Award; and "Hamlet" starring Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray, Sam Shepard and Kyle MacLachlan.

Blum began his career as the producing director of the Malaparte theater company, which was founded by Ethan Hawke. He currently is a member of the Academy, is on the Sundance Institute's Director's Advisory Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the New Group Theater in New York City.

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Spinning Horror Into Gold - NYTimes.com

The producer Jason Blum's winning movie formula relies on profit-sharing, and he's thinking about applying it to television.

Jennifer Lopez to Star in Jason Blum Thriller “The Boy Next Door ...

Jennifer Lopez has landed in Jason Blum's new micro-budget thriller, “The Boy Next Door,” that the “Paranormal Activity” producer will make under his first-look ...

Lena Dunham and Jason Blum to Offer Keynotes at SXSW Fest ...

Girls star Lena Dunham, producer Jason Blum and filmmaker Casey Neistat will headline daily Keynote sessions at the South by Southwest Film Conference ...

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