Born on 20 February 1969, Jason Ferus Blum film producer. The CEO and founder of Blumhouse Productions and also an American film producer has won outstanding awards for his contribution to the film industry. One of these awards was the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. This award was given to him because of the “The Normal Heart”, which he produced. He was also nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, and this was as a result of “Whiplash”, a movie he produced.
Film Producer Career
As an executive producer, Jason Blum worked for Bob and Harvey Weinstein, where he released outstanding movies. However, he later moved on to Warner Bros where he worked as an independent producer. In 1991, he graduated from Vassar College, and during his active years as a producer, he was working as a production director at the well known film company, Ethan Hawke’s Malaparte Theater Company.
As a producer, his first film was Kicking and screaming, a 1995 movie. He got financing for this film through a letter from Steve Martin, who is an entertainer and a family acquaintance. Steven Martin endorsed the script. This letter helped Blum a lot, as he attached it to script copies he sent circulated to executives of Hollywood.
He was beginning to gain momentum in his career, and in the year 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, a producing company that was focused on producing movies of little budget. This company started becoming successful, as some of the movies he produced became popular and made lots of cash. It will interest you to know that one of Blum’s movie which was produced for just $15,000 was highly profitable, making nearly $200 million. This movie is non but the horror film Paranormal Activity. There was an exceptional podcast made by NPR’s Planet Money on how Blum’s production became successful.
There were several other productions by Blum, all of which became potential contracts. Some of these productions are Insidious, which was produced in 2010, Sinister, produced in 2012, The Purge released in 2013, and Creep produced in 2014.
The television film “The Normal Heart” was shot in 2014, and he served as an executive producer. This film was well recognized, and it even went as far as receiving an award, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. The drama film, Whiplash, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.