Jason Blum Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Jason Blum
Jason Ferus Blum
Los Angeles, California, United States
Lauren A.E. Schuker (m. 2012)
|Years active:||1995 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Last Updated:||December, 2020|
There’s no complete list of the most talented filmmakers in the world without the name of Jason Blum on it. He is an American film and TV producer who is best-known for being the founder and chief executive officer of the eponymous Blumhouse Productions. He has produced many commercially successful and critically acclaimed films in the course of his illustrious career, including hit films like Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Upgrade (2018), Halloween (2018), Hush (2016), Split (2016),), Happy Death Day (2017),Sinister (2012), Oculus (2013), The Gift (2015), Us (2019), and The Invisible Man (2020). His workrate led him to have worked in the production of many notable films, which in turn, qualified him for many award winnings and nominations. He was nominated for Academy Awards for producing films like Get Out (2017), BlacKkKlansman (2018), and Whiplash (2014). He bagged a Primetime Emmy Award for producing the 2014 drama film The Normal Heart, and another Primetime Emmy Award for the 2015 documentary miniseries The Jinx. Working behind the scenes of all the successful movies he has been a part of throughout his career has been the principal source of Jason Blum net worth. His dedication to his profession tops everything else, and this is evident even with the way he runs his production house among other things.
Jason Blum’s Early Life
Jason Ferus Blum was born on February 20, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the son of Irving and Shirley Blum. His Jewish father was an art dealer and director of Ferus Gallery, while his mother was an art professor and his father was an independent art dealer and director of the Ferus Gallery. Before marrying his father, his mother was formerly married to museum manager Walter Hopps.
Jason Blum’s Career
Initially, when he began his career, Jason Blum started off as an executive producer with Harvey Weinstein. A few years passed by and he became an independent producer for his Paramount Pictures. Before working with Harvey Weinstein at Miramax, he worked as a producing director for some time at the Malaparte theatre firm.
As a producer, Jason’s first film titled “Kicking and Screaming” was released in 1995. He succeeded in getting financing for his projects after receiving a letter from producer Steve Martin who endorsed the film script. Jason sent the letter accompanied by copies of the film script to several Hollywood executives, and this singular move helped him secure funds for his movies.
In 2000, he opened his own film production company, naming it “Blumhouse Productions.” This company focuses on the production of micro-budget films whereby the film director has total authority and complete creative control over movie projects. The company is famed for mainly producing horror films, with its most profitable film being ‘Paranormal Activity’. This horror movie was made with a budget of just $15,000, but went on to become commercially successful, earning almost $200 million.
Continuing with his successful career, Jason produced several hit films including Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Upgrade (2018), Halloween (2018), Hush (2016), Split (2016),), Happy Death Day (2017),Sinister (2012), Oculus (2013), The Gift (2015), Us (2019), The Invisible Man (2020), Insidious (2010), Sinister (2012), The Purge (2013), and Happy Death Day (2017). He turned executive producer in 2014, and contributed to the television film “The Normal Heart,” which became tremendously successful, winning a Primetime Emmy Award along the line
Awards & Achievements
Jason has received several awards and nominations for his critically acclaimed movies. He was nominated for Academy Awards for producing films like Get Out (2017), BlacKkKlansman (2018), and Whiplash (2014). He bagged a Primetime Emmy Award for producing the 2014 drama film The Normal Heart, and another Primetime Emmy Award for the 2015 documentary miniseries The Jinx. Personal Life & Family
Personal Life & Family
Blum got married to journalist Lauren Shuker on July 14, 2012. The lovebirds have been married since then with nothing so far suggesting unrest in their union.
The acclaimed filmmaker was caught up in a controversy in 2018, when he publicly stated that no female director has directed horror films, claiming that women are less inclined to direct and produce horror movies. His remarks did not sound well to many and he became a subject of much heated criticism on social media. Following the unexpected twist of things, a list of women who have either produced or directed horror films started circulating the internet, and Blum, realizing his wrongs, tendered an apology and asked the public for forgiveness.
Jason Blum Net Worth
Together with wife Lauren A.E. Schuker, Jason Blum owns around $40 million worth of real estate in New York City and Los Angeles.
Mr. Blum has produced many successful movies in his career so far. The major source of Jason Blum net worth which currently stands at $60 million is his earnings from movie production. He also owns a production house of his own known as “Blumhouse Productions”, which specializes in the production of low-budget horror films. Considered to be one of the most experienced film produces in the United States film industry, this filmmaker started his career as an executive producer for Harvey Weinstein, an autonomous producer for Warner Bros, who is also the chief executive officer of Jason’s Blumhouse Productions.