Jason Blum
Producer

Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer.  His multi-media company is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films.  In 2017, all three of Blumhouse’s wide-release, micro-budget movies opened to number one at the domestic box office – each based on an original concept.

Early in the year, the Blumhouse blockbusters “Split” from M. Night Shyamalan and “Get Out” from Jordan Peele, with combined budgets of less than $15 million, went on to gross more than $500 million worldwide.  In October, “Happy Death Day” was the company’s third number one film of the year. In addition, “Get Out” was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2018 - including Best Picture -  and won the Oscar for Best Screenplay.

Blumhouse has also produced the highly profitable “The Purge,” “Insidious,” “Sinister” and “Paranormal Activity” franchises which together have grossed more than $1.7 billion at the global box office.  “Paranormal Activity,” which was made for $15,000 and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, launched the Blumhouse model and became the most profitable film of all time. The company’s titles also include “The Gift,” “Unfriended” and “The Visit.”  Blum, who was nominated for an Academy Award for producing “Whiplash,” has appeared on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list each year since 2015, received the 2016 Producer of the Year Award at CinemaCon and was named to the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people in 2017.

In television, Blum won Emmys for producing “The Normal Heart” and “The Jinx” and two Peabody Awards – for “The Jinx” and the documentary “How to Dance in Ohio.”  In 2017, Blum launched an independent TV studio with investment from ITV Studios.  Current television projects include “Sharp Objects,” a mini-series starring Amy Adams based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name, and a mini-series based on journalist Gabriel Sherman’s reporting on former Fox News Chief, Roger Ailes.

Blumhouse’s multi-platform offerings include BH Tilt, a distribution company that takes advantage of new marketing strategies; Blumhouse Books, a publishing imprint with Doubleday; the digital genre network CryptTV; and Blumhouse Live which produces live scary events for companies like AB InBev.

Blum is a member of the Sundance Institute’s Director’s Advisory Group.  He also serves on the Board of the Public Theater in New York and the Board of Trustees for Vassar College. Before founding Blumhouse, Blum served as co-head of the Acquisitions and Co-Productions department at Miramax Films in New York. He began his career as the producing director of the Malaparte Theater Company, which was founded by Ethan Hawke.

He is married to journalist and screenwriter Lauren Blum and they have a daughter, Roxy and a son, Booker.

Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer.  His multi-media company is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films.  In 2017, all three of Blumhouse’s wide-release, micro-budget movies opened to number one at the domestic box office – each based on an original concept.

Early in the year, the Blumhouse blockbusters “Split” from M. Night Shyamalan and “Get Out” from Jordan Peele, with combined budgets of less than $15 million, went on to gross more than $500 million worldwide.  In October, “Happy Death Day” was the company’s third number one film of the year. In addition, “Get Out” was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2018 - including Best Picture -  and won the Oscar for Best Screenplay.

Blumhouse has also produced the highly profitable “The Purge,” “Insidious,” “Sinister” and “Paranormal Activity” franchises which together have grossed more than $1.7 billion at the global box office.  “Paranormal Activity,” which was made for $15,000 and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, launched the Blumhouse model and became the most profitable film of all time. The company’s titles also include “The Gift,” “Unfriended” and “The Visit.”  Blum, who was nominated for an Academy Award for producing “Whiplash,” has appeared on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list each year since 2015, received the 2016 Producer of the Year Award at CinemaCon and was named to the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people in 2017.

In television, Blum won Emmys for producing “The Normal Heart” and “The Jinx” and two Peabody Awards – for “The Jinx” and the documentary “How to Dance in Ohio.”  In 2017, Blum launched an independent TV studio with investment from ITV Studios.  Current television projects include “Sharp Objects,” a mini-series starring Amy Adams based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name, and a mini-series based on journalist Gabriel Sherman’s reporting on former Fox News Chief, Roger Ailes.

Blumhouse’s multi-platform offerings include BH Tilt, a distribution company that takes advantage of new marketing strategies; Blumhouse Books, a publishing imprint with Doubleday; the digital genre network CryptTV; and Blumhouse Live which produces live scary events for companies like AB InBev.

Blum is a member of the Sundance Institute’s Director’s Advisory Group.  He also serves on the Board of the Public Theater in New York and the Board of Trustees for Vassar College. Before founding Blumhouse, Blum served as co-head of the Acquisitions and Co-Productions department at Miramax Films in New York. He began his career as the producing director of the Malaparte Theater Company, which was founded by Ethan Hawke.

He is married to journalist and screenwriter Lauren Blum and they have a daughter, Roxy and a son, Booker.