Jason Blum
Jason Blum
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Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse, is a three-time Academy Award®-nominated, two-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning and a three-time Peabody Award-winning producer. Blumhouse is a multimedia company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. Blum's multimedia company, Blumhouse, has grossed over $5.7 billion in WWBO and has produced over 250 movies and television series.

In film, Blum has produced lucrative, iconic, genre franchises like "Halloween," "Paranormal Activity," "Insidious," "Happy Death Day," "Sinister" and "The Purge," among others. The company's upcoming film releases include "The Exorcist: Believer" from director David Gordon Green; "Five Nights at Freddy's" from director Emma Tammi; and "Night Swim" from director Bryce McGuire.

Blumhouse's feature films also include Scott Derrickson's "The Black Phone"; "M3GAN" from Gerard Johnstone; "Glass," "Split" and "The Visit" from M. Night Shyamalan; Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman"; and "Get Out" from Jordan Peele, among many others.

Blumhouse's television company operates in genre and provocative programming from acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as "The Horror of Dolores Roach," starring Justina Machado, for Amazon; "The Thing About Pam," starring two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, for NBC; the upcoming original series "The Sticky," produced by Jamie Lee Curtis for Amazon; "The Jinx" for HBO; and "Our Father" for Netflix, among others. The company also produces a slate of horror/thriller films for MGM+.

Blumhouse Games, the company's subsidiary to produce and publish video games, was founded in February 2023.

Blum has been recognized by TIME magazine's 100 list of the world's most influential people and has appeared several times on Vanity Fair's "New Establishment List." In 2019, he received the Special Achievement honors from the African American Film Critics Association, the largest body of Black film critics in the world. In 2016, he received the Producer of the Year Award at CinemaCon.

Blum is on the board of The Public Theater in New York, the Sundance Institute, Vassar College and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Recently, Blum donated $10 million to Vassar, the largest gift ever given to the college by a male alum.

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 screenwriter Lauren Schuker Blum and they have three children – Bette Sue, Booker and Roxy.