Jon Favreau
Dan Doperalski for Variety
United States
2021

Fairview Entertainment

Jon
Favreau

Favreau put himself on the map a quarter of a century ago as the writer/director/star of a $250K movie about Hollywood hipsters looking for love (1996’s “Swingers”), but these days he spends most of his time behind the camera making big-budget, effects-heavy fantasies like “The Lion King” and “The Jungle Book.” His latest is “The Book of Boba Fett,” a Disney+ series set in the “Star Wars” universe that he directed several episodes of and executive produced. It’s a spinoff of the “Star Wars” series he created, “The Mandalorian,” which was the streaming service’s breakout hit after its 2019 launch. The show has earned 39 Emmy nominations for its first two seasons and has helped pioneer the use of virtual production with help from studios like Epic Games.

Career

  • THE JUNGLE BOOK
  • THE LION KING
  • THE MANDALORIAN

Education

  • Queens College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • TV Producers Impact

Philanthropy

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Jennifer Beals Didn't Know She Was in 'The Book of Boba Fett' Even When She Was Making It (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Beals Didn't Know She Was in 'The Book of Boba Fett' Even When She Was Making It (EXCLUSIVE)

For more than a year, Jennifer Beals ("The L Word," "Flashdance") has been dying to talk with anyone outside her family about her role on the new "Star Wars" series "The Book of Boba Fett.""I wanted to tell everybody and I couldn't tell anyone," she says to Variety in her first interview about the show.Fans have known next to nothing about the Disney Plus series — which is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and frequent episode director Robert...

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