Jason Blum
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United States
2018

Blumhouse Productions

Jason
Blum

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.”

Career

  • INSIDIOUS
  • THE PURGE
  • GET OUT

Education

  • Vassar College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • New Power of New York
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10th Annual African American Film Critics Association Honors Quincy Jones and Jason Blum

10th Annual African American Film Critics Association Honors Quincy Jones and Jason Blum

The musical genius of Quincy Jones can be found in the uptempo swing of Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” and the infectious bassline of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” He produced the film “The Color Purple” and also composed its music, which earned him his seventh Oscar nod. A decade later, the Academy honored him with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.There are more credits, of course, including 2,900 songs recorded, 1000 original compositions, 51 film and television scores and 80...

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