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Jon Jashni

Jon Jashni

Jon Jashni is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Legendary Pictures, a feature film co-production and co-financing company partnered with Warner Bros. in a five year, twenty-five picture deal. The company's projects include Batman Begins, Superman Returns, 300 and Where the Wild Things Are. Prior to joining Legendary, Jashni was President of Hyde Park Entertainment where he was a producer on the company's Shopgirl and "Dreamer. He also recently produced a remake of Irwin Allen's classic event film The Poseidon Adventure (now known as "Poseidon) with Wolfgang Petersen directing.

Jashni, in 2002, was a producer of the $140 million-grossing romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey. Additional active projects, in partnership with filmmaker Kevin Burns and 20th Century Fox, include reinventions of Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants.

Of the films Jashni has been involved in producing, three of those films have garnered a total of four Academy Award nominations. The critically acclaimed The Hurricane ($101M gross) garnered a Best Actor nomination for its star Denzel Washington. Anna and the King ($109M gross) received two nominations and the aforementioned Poseidon, one ($180M gross).

His involvement in Anna and the King stemmed from his collaboration with director Andy Tennant Ever After ($87M gross). Jashni oversaw the development and production of that film as a senior 20th Century Fox production executive charged with generating all-quadrant movies such as Fantastic Voyage (developed with Roland Emmerich) and Silver Surfer (based on the Marvel comic character). Prior to that, Jashni was partnered with industry powerbroker Irving Azoff in the Warner Bros.-based production company Giant Pictures. Their association resulted in the production of The Hurricane, Jack Frost and The Ink Well. Jashni partnered with Azoff after a stint as a Columbia Pictures production executive where he was involved in the development and production of such films as Groundhog Day, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Mo' Money, Stephen King's Sleepwalkers and Fools Rush In.

Jashni began his career at Daniel Melnick's The IndieProd Company, where he was involved in the production of Air America, Mountains of the Moon, Roxanne and Punchline.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Jon Jashni Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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