Jason Blum
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United States

Blumhouse Productions


Founder / CEO

Blum’s ability to generate big scares with tiny budgets became abundantly clear with 2007’s sleeper hit “Paranormal Activity,” which spawned one of Hollywood’s most successful fright franchises. The “Purge,” “Insidious” and “Sinister” series soon followed under his Blumhouse Productions banner. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” in 2017 delivered a zeitgeisty smash that comes along once a decade or so, winning its creator an Oscar for best original screenplay. Already a revolutionary film producer, Blumhouse is fast moving into TV with Joshua Green’s “Devil’s Bargain,” an insider account of Steve Bannon and Donald Trump’s fraught political alliance, and a Showtime series on fallen Fox News chief Roger Ailes, based on Gabriel Sherman’s 2014 book “The Loudest Voice in the Room.”




  • Vassar College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • New Power of New York
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Jason Blum Says He's Meeting With Women Directors After Claiming 'There Aren't a Lot'

Jason Blum Says He's Meeting With Women Directors After Claiming 'There Aren't a Lot'

Jason Blum took the opportunity at Wednesday's L.A. premiere of "Halloween" to clarify his comments about the availability of female directors that made headlines earlier in the day."I totally misspoke," Blum told Variety's Marc Malkin on the red carpet. "I made a mistake about it. Our audience is 55% women, the executives at the company we have are 50% women. I am passionate about hiring women, and I totally made a mistake in the way I represented that. We already work...


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