Jason Blum
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United States
2021

Blumhouse Productions

Jason
Blum

Founder / CEO

Blum made headlines in July 2021 when Universal enlisted him to produce a trio of sequels to the 1973 horror blockbuster “The Exorcist,” budgeted at $400 million and distributed both theatrically and used as subscriber bait for the studio’s Peacock streaming service. He was a logical choice for the job, having established himself as the 21st century’s leading purveyor of onscreen scares with a string of horror franchises, including “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious” and “The Purge,” as well as more esoteric offerings such as his feminist reimagining of “The Invisible Man” (2020). He’s earned a trio of Oscar nominations for best picture (2014’s “Whiplash,” 2017’s “Get Out,” 2018’s “BlacKkKlansman”). In October 2021, he premiered the second quartet of films in his “Welcome to the Blumhouse” anthology for Amazon Prime.

Career

  • THE INVISIBLE MAN
  • THE PURGE
  • GET OUT

Education

  • Vassar College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • New Power of New York
  • TV Producers Impact
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Ethan Hawke's 'The Black Phone' Shifts to Summer Release

Ethan Hawke's 'The Black Phone' Shifts to Summer Release

Blumhouse's upcoming horror film starring Ethan Hawke has delayed its release to summer 2022.Originally scheduled for Feb. 4, "The Black Phone" will now hit theaters on June 24. Directed by Scott Derrickson, "The Black Phone" follows a 13-year-old boy named Finney Shaw who is kidnapped by a killer and taken to a soundproof basement where no one can hear his screams. According to the film's logline, "When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he...

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