More Boaz Yakin Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Dirty Dancing Havana Nights)Boaz Yakin is an award-winning writer/director who has helmed his own projects as well as films for major Hollywood studios. He made his directorial debut in 1994 with Fresh, which he also wrote. Fresh garnered Yakin the Sundance Film Festival's prestigious Filmmakers Trophy, and was one of the year's most acclaimed films. Yakin's next feature as writer/director was A Price Above Rubies, starring Renée Zellweger.
As a director, Yakin's credits include the recent comedy Uptown Girls and the drama Remember the Titans, starring Denzel Washington. His screenplay credits include The Rookie, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, and the 1989 comic book movie The Punisher.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "Dirty Dancing Havana Nights" (02-Mar-2004)
Biography #3Boaz Yakin is best known as the writer and director of the critically- acclaimed independent films Fresh (1994) starring Sean Nelson and Samuel Jackson and A Price Above Rubies (1998) starring Renee Zellweger and Christopher Eccleston. Fresh won the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival.
While attending New York City College and New York University he sold his first script, Cold Fire, in 1985 as a college sophomore. He relocated to Los Angeles where he began developing screenplays for United Artists, Warner Bros., and Sylvester Stallone's White Eagle Productions.
Yakin will next direct his own script, Sympathy for the Devil, as well as co-writing and directing Batman Beyond for Warner Bros.