Jason Blum
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United States
2019

Blumhouse Productions

Jason
Blum

Founder / CEO

Blum has built an empire mining the zeitgeist for horror thrills with films such as “Get Out,” “The Purge” and “Upgrade,” but he went a little too far for today’s cultural climate with “The Hunt,” which was pulled from the schedule in August after its elites-hunting-deplorables sparked social-media outrage. It was a blip on an otherwise stellar year that brought an Oscar win for Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” and another round of highly profitable low-budget genre films, including “Ma,” “Happy Death Day 2” and “Glass,” and the miniseries “The Loudest Voices,” starring Russell Crowe as late Fox News chief Roger Ailes. Among the upcoming releases for his Blumhouse banner are remakes of “Black Christmas” and “The Invisible Man” and a dark cinematic reimagining of “Fantasy Island.”

Career

  • INSIDIOUS
  • THE PURGE
  • GET OUT

Education

  • Vassar College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • New Power of New York
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'The Hunt' Producer Jason Blum and Writer Damon Lindelof Speak Out: 'This Is Not a Dangerous Movie'

'The Hunt' Producer Jason Blum and Writer Damon Lindelof Speak Out: 'This Is Not a Dangerous Movie'

Universal and Blumhouse are ready to unveil "The Hunt," a satiric thriller that follows a group of liberal elites who try to track down and kill "red state" conservatives for sport, after canceling its initial theatrical release last year. In an interview with Variety, producer Jason Blum and co-writer Damon Lindelof argued that the film has been mischaracterized as biased towards Trump supporters and argued that it does not advocate violence."This is not a dangerous movie," Lindelof said. "This is...

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