Jon Jashni

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Jon Jashni
Jon Jashni
First Work Punchline (1988)
Notable Work Godzilla (2014)
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Jon Jashni is an American producer and the former president of Legendary Entertainment. He has produced all of the company's kaiju films and, though he is no longer with the company, is attached to Pacific Rim Uprising and Godzilla vs. Kong as well.

Biography

Godzillamovie.com

JON JASHNI (Producer) oversees the development and production of all Legendary Pictures film projects and is President and Chief Creative Officer of Legendary Entertainment, a leading media company with film, television and digital and publishing divisions. He is currently producing “Warcraft,” based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Warcraft universe. He is also an executive producer on the upcoming “Seventh Son.”

Jashni was previously a producer on “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim,” and served as executive producer on such Legendary films as “300: Rise of an Empire”; the Jackie Robinson biopic “42”; the worldwide hit “Clash of the Titans”; and “The Town,” directed by and starring Ben Affleck.

Prior to Legendary, Jashni was President of Hyde Park Entertainment, a production and financing company with overall deals at 20th Century Fox, Disney and MGM. While there, he oversaw the development and production of “Shopgirl,” “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story,” “Walking Tall” and “Premonition.”

Before joining Hyde Park, Jashni was a producer on director Andy Tennant’s romantic comedy hit “Sweet Home Alabama.” Jashni’s collaboration with Tennant began with the fairytale “Ever After,” for which Jashni oversaw development and production as a senior production executive at 20th Century Fox.

Jashni also co-produced two Academy Award®-nominated films: the critically acclaimed drama “The Hurricane,” which garnered a Best Actor nod for star Denzel Washington; and a non-musical reinterpretation of “Anna and the King,” which starred Jodie Foster and earned two Oscar® nominations.

Jashni is a member of the American Film Institute and the Producers Guild of America. He holds a BS from the University of Southern California and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Kong: Skull Island Production Notes

JON JASHNI (Producer) is a media investor and content producer who operates through his investment fund, Raintree Ventures. Jashni is also a strategic advisor to Morgan Stanley, Evolution Media Partners (a joint-venture between TPG Capital and Creative Artists Agency), Bonfire Game Studios, Mass Appeal, and Jaunt VR.

Previously, Jashni was President and Chief Creative Officer of Legendary Entertainment where, as part of his duties, he oversaw the development and production of such film projects as “Warcraft,” “Krampus,” “Crimson Peak,” “Godzilla,” the Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” and “Pacific Rim.” He joined the company in January 2006 and was integrally involved over a ten-year period in evolving the company from a film-financing entity into a diversified, multi-platform media company.

Prior to joining Legendary, Jashni was President of Hyde Park Entertainment, a production and financing company with overall deals at 20th Century Fox, Disney and MGM. While there, he oversaw the development and production of “Shopgirl,” “Dreamer,” “Walking Tall” and “Premonition.”

Before joining Hyde Park, Jashni was a producer on the successful romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama,” starring Reese Witherspoon, and, as a senior production executive at 20th Century Fox, oversaw the highly profitable “Ever After,” based upon the Cinderella fairytale and starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston.

Jashni has also co-produced two films that received a total of three Academy Award nominations: the critically acclaimed drama “The Hurricane,” which garnered a Best Actor nomination for star Denzel Washington; and a non-musical reinterpretation of “Anna and the King,” which starred Jodie Foster, and earned two Oscar nominations.

Jashni was earlier partnered with industry powerbroker Irving Azoff at the Warner Bros.-based Giant Pictures. Together they produced “The Hurricane,” “Jack Frost” and “The Inkwell.” Jashni joined Azoff after a stint as a production executive at Columbia Pictures, where he was involved in the development and production of such films as “Groundhog Day” and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” He began his career at Daniel Melnick’s The Indie Prod Company, where he was involved in the production of “Roxanne,” “Air America,” “Mountains of the Moon” and “Punchline.”

Jashni is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America in addition to serving as a Trustee of the American Film Institute. He holds a BS from the University of Southern California and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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