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Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1969
SpouseLauren Schuker
MarkHis business moto is making his films 3 millions and under

Jason Blum is an American film producer. He is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, a film production company that specializes in horror films. Blum has produced such films as The Purge, Get Out, and Paranormal Activity. He has also won an Academy Award for his work on the film The Hurt Locker.

Blum was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 1968. His father, Irving Blum, was a gallery owner, and his mother, Elaine (née Levine), was a housewife. He has two sisters, Rebecca and Jessica. Blum was raised in a Jewish household. He attended Beverly Hills High School, where he was a member of the school’s drama club. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Southern California, where he studied film and television production.

Blum began his career working as a assistant editor on the television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse. He then went on to produce the films The Purge, Get Out, and Paranormal Activity. Blum has also produced such television shows as The Jinx and Sharp Objects.

Blum has been married twice. His first marriage was to Lauren Schuler, with whom he has two children. His second marriage is to actress Olivia Wilde, with whom he has one child.

Blum has a net worth of $200 million. He has earned his wealth through his work as a film producer.

General Info

Full NameJason Blum
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1969
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Theatrical producer, Businessperson


SpouseLauren Schuker
ParentsShirley Neilsen Blum, Irving Blum


AwardsPGA Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Producers Guild of America Award - Stanley Kramer Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Producers Guild of America Award - David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Dram...
MoviesSinister, Insidious, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, The Visit, Whiplash, Jem and the Holograms, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, The Gift, Insidious: Chapter 2, The Boy Next Door, Insidious: Chapter 3, Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Gallows, Ouija, The Darkness, The Lazarus Effect, Paranormal ...

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#Marks / Signs
1His business moto is making his films 3 millions and under


1At this time last year, I had 9 out of 10 movies that I categorized as a sure thing...Of course, none of them worked out the way we thought they would. [The flop] Jem and the Holograms (2015) was a sure thing and in fact, it did the worst of all of them. It's very tortuous, and it also should say that anything that any of us say today should be taken with a big grain of salt.[2015]
2[his advice for aspiring filmmakers] Raise whatever you can and shoot whatever you can for whatever amount.[2015]
3There's a real correlation between not spending a lot of money and having fun.[2015]
4If I was giving someone $30 million to make a horror movie, I would want every decision to be looked over by many, many people. But if you keep budgets down, you can let James Wan do what he does, fast, and let him focus on making the movie he wants to make. And if he wants to do something that seems a little out of the ordinary, if the budget is low it's okay to let him do that.
5We have a lot of data for everything, so it's not to say we don't give lots of notes on the script, lots of thoughts about casting and lots of thoughts about the cuts of the movies. But the directors are free to take what they think makes the movie better and not use what they think doesn't make it better. And surprise, surprise, when you give a director total control, they listen more, they solicit us more. The dialogue becomes healthier.
6There are a lot of parallels between doing a sequel and doing low budget movies, which is they give creative parameters. As a creative person myself, I work better with parameters as opposed to anything goes. Sequels force you to work creatively so that you don't make a movie that people say, 'That was so original, why was that a sequel? That should have just been its own movie. It had nothing to do with the first movie'. You don't want them coming out saying, 'Well, that movie felt exactly like the first movie. Why did I waste $14.50 on that?'. I think that's fun. I really like the challenge of that.
7[on making horror films with an open ending] That I really discourage our filmmakers to do. On a micro-budget movie, I always tell them to make a great movie. If you make a great movie that succeeds, we'll figure out a sequel.
8Success is always a surprise. Maybe I lose a little less sleep, but still I lose sleep. There's the movie itself obviously, there's marketing, there's the weather, current events. Everything can be right and then you have bad weather and you're suddenly in trouble. There are so many factors that go into having a successful movie.. too many that you can't control. I'm always thrilled and always surprised.




Insidious: Chapter 42017producer post-production
Get Out2017producer completed
Creep 22017executive producer post-production
Prey2017producer filming
Sharp Objects2017TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes pre-production
Stephanie2017producer post-production
The Keeping Hours2016producer post-production
Amityville: The Awakening2016producer completed
Delirium2016/IIproducer completed
Benjiproducer filming
Bev Kearney Storyproducer announced
Half to Deathproducer filming
The Purge 4producer announced
Unfriended 2producer announced
Untitled Halloween Sequelproducer announced
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone2016executive producer
Ouija: Origin of Evil2016producer - produced by
The Belko Experiment2016executive producer
The Purge: Election Year2016producer
The Darkness2016/Iproducer
Judgment Day: Prison or Parole?2016TV Series documentary executive producer
#15SecondScare2015-2016TV Series short executive producer - 14 episodes
Alive and Kicking2016Documentary executive producer
In a Valley of Violence2016producer
Sleight2016executive producer
The Veil2016/Iproducer
Hellevator2015TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
South of Hell2015TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Jem and the Holograms2015producer
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension2015producer
The Visit2015/Iproducer
Sinister 22015producer
The Gift2015/VIproducer
The Gallows2015producer
Insidious: Chapter 32015producer
Area 512015producer
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst2015TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Exeter2015/IIIexecutive producer
The Lazarus Effect2015producer
How to Dance in Ohio2015Documentary executive producer
The Boy Next Door2015producer
Eye CandyTV Series executive producer - 1 episode, 2015 producer - 1 episode
Ascension2014TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
The Town That Dreaded Sundown2014producer
Unfriended2014executive producer
The Purge: Anarchy2014producer
The Normal Heart2014TV Movie executive producer
Not Safe for Work2014producer
13 Sins2014executive producer
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones2014producer
Best Night Ever2013producer
Insidious: Chapter 22013producer
Oculus2013/Iexecutive producer
The Green Inferno2013executive producer
The Purge2013/Iproducer
Stranded2013TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Dark Skies2013producer
Whiplash2013Short executive producer
Paranormal Activity 42012producer
The Bay2012/IIproducer
The Lords of Salem2012producer
Lawless2012executive producer
The River2012TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Babymakers2012producer
Paranormal Activity 32011producer
The FP2011executive producer
Paranormal Activity 22010producer
Tooth Fairy2010/Iproducer
Washingtonienne2009TV Movie producer - 2009
The Reader2008co-executive producer
The Accidental Husband2008producer
Paranormal Activity2007producer
Graduation2007executive producer
Griffin & Phoenix2006producer
Stagedoor2006Documentary executive producer
The Darwin Awards2006producer
The Fever2004producer
Easy Six2003producer
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina2002Video executive producer
Hysterical Blindness2002TV Movie executive producer
Hamlet2000executive producer
Baggage1997Short producer
One Way Out1996executive producer
Kicking and Screaming1995associate producer


The Haunting of Pearson Place2013inspired by
Unknown Project2013special thanks
The Big One1997Documentary grateful acknowledgment


Foundumentary2017Documentary pre-productionHimself (rumored)
HauntersDocumentary post-production
Criminal Intent2016Video documentaryHimself
Face Off2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Made in Hollywood2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Picture
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2016CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAProducer of the Year
2016PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Documentary or Nonfiction SeriesThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)
2015AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearWhiplash (2014)
2015IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationBest Limited SeriesThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)
2015Stanley Kramer AwardPGA AwardsThe Normal Heart (2014)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieThe Normal Heart (2014)

Nominated Awards

2015OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearWhiplash (2014)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureWhiplash (2014)
2015Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureWhiplash (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureWhiplash (2014)
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesWhiplash (2014)
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionThe Normal Heart (2014)
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureWhiplash (2014)
2010Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureParanormal Activity (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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