Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Emmy Award®-winning producer Jason Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, a multimedia production company that has pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films. Blumhouse has produced the highly profitable Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Ouija franchises, which have grossed more than $1.4 billion worldwide and the recent hit The Visit from M. Night Shyamalan. Blumhouse’s model began with the original Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, making it the most profitable film in Hollywood.
Blum, who was nominated for an Academy Award® for producing Whiplash, was recently named to Vanity Fair’s 2015 New Establishment list.
In television, Blum won Emmys® for producing HBO’s The Normal Heart and The Jinx.
Blumhouse has recently expanded by launching Blumhouse.com, a consumer-facing website for all things scary, and BH Tilt, a new label dedicated to movies that will be released across multiple platforms taking advantage of new distribution strategies.
Blumhouse has also produced a variety of live events including The Blumhouse of Horrors, a haunted house experience in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
Before Blumhouse, Blum served as co-head of the Acquisitions and Co-Productions department at Miramax Films in New York. At Miramax, he was instrumental in acquiring over 50 films including The Others, Smoke Signals, A Walk on the Moon, and The House of Yes. He began his career as the producing director of the Malaparte Theater Company, which was founded by Ethan Hawke.
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