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Jason Ferus Blum was born on the 20th February 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a movie producer, best known for his work on “The Reader” (2008), “Insidious” (2010), “Lawless” (2012), and “Whiplash” (2014) for which he received an Oscar nomination. His career started in 1995.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jason Blum is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jason’s net worth is as high as $20 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a producer. He also established and is a CEO of Blumhouse Productions, which has improved his wealth.

Jason Blum Net Worth $20 Million

Jason Blum was born into a Jewish family, a son of Irving Blum, an independent art dealer, and Shirley, an art professor. Blum studied at the Vassar College from where he graduated in 1991. His career really started in 1995, when he produced his first movie “Kicking and Screaming” with Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, and Samuel Gould.

In the 90’s, Blum worked with Bob and Harvey Weinstein and later for Warner Bros as a producer, before he went on to be a producing director at Ethan Hawke’s Malaparte Theater Company. These two collaborated on “Hamlet” (2000) with Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Murray, and Julia Stiles. Blum later worked on “Hysterical Blindness” (2002) starring Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, and Gena Rowlands, “The Darwin Awards” (2006), with Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, and David Arquette, and “Griffin & Phoenix” (2006), starring Amanda Peet, Dermot Mulroney, and Sarah Paulson. His net worth was well established.

In 2007, Blum produced the horror movie “Paranormal Activity” with Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, and Mark Fredrichs. It cost only $15,000 but generated nearly $200 million at the box office, the most successful movie Blum has produced and which significantly increased his net worth. His company Blumhouse Productions was established in 2000 and specialised in making micro-budget films, and “Paranormal Activity” was one of them. In 2008, Blum was a co-executive producer of Oscar-winning drama “The Reader” starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, and Bruno Ganz.

After the success of “Paranormal Activity” and “The Reader”, Blum became busier, and he produced more than 50 films during this decade. “Insidious” (2010) with Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Ty Simpkins is one of them, generating more than $50 million with a budget of only $1.5 million. He continued with “Paranormal Activity 2” (2010), “Paranormal Activity 3” (2011), “Sinister” (2012) starring Ethan Hawke, “Lawless” (2012) with Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Guy Pearce, and “Paranormal Activity 4” (2012).

The next two years were the busiest in Blum’s career, as he worked on “The Purge” (2013) starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, and Max Burkholder, “Oculus” (2013), “Insidious: Chapter 2” (2013), Oscar-winning drama “Whiplash” (2014) with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, and Melissa Benoist, “13 Sins” (2014), “Creep” (2014), and “The Normal Heart” (2014). Blum also filmed “The Purge: Anarchy” (2014), “Stretch” (2014) with Patrick Wilson, “The Lazarus Effect” (2015), “Insidious: Chapter 3” (2015), “The Gift” (2015) starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, and Joel Edgerton, and “The Visit” (2015), all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Most recently, Blum worked on “Sleight” (2016), “Hush” (2016), “Incarnate” (2016) starring Carice van Houten, Mark Steger, and Aaron Eckhart, “The Purge: Election Year” (2016), and “Viral” (2016). Blum is also in the middle of producing the following films: “Amityville: The Awakening” (2017), “Split” (2017) with James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson, and Anya Taylor-Joy, and “Insidious: Chapter 4” (2017).

Regarding his personal life, Jason Blum has been married to journalist Lauren A.E. Schuker since July 2012, and they are currently living in Los Angeles.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 20, 1969
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Profession:Film producer, CEO of Blumhouse Productions
Education:Vassar College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lauren A. E. Schuker
Parents:Shirley Neilsen Blum, Irving Blum
Awards:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie (2014), PGA Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television (2016), Producers Guild of America Award, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award (2017)
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Picture (2014)
Movies:“Hamlet” (2000), “Hysterical Blindness” (2002), “The Darwin Awards” (2006), “Whiplash” (2014), “13 Sins” (2014), “Creep” (2014), “The Normal Heart” (2014), “Griffin & Phoenix” (2006), “Sleight” (2016), “Hush” (2016), “Incarnate” (2016), “The Purge: Election Year” (2016), “Viral” (2016)
TV shows:Hysterical Blindness (2002), Washingtonienne (2009), The River (2012), Stranded (2013), The Normal Heart (2014), Eye Candy (2014), Hellevator (2015), Tremors (2016)
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Trademarks

#Trademark
1His business moto is making his films 3 millions and under


Quotes

#Quote
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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAProducer of the Year
2016PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)· Marc Smerling
· Andrew Jarecki
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Documentary or Nonfiction SeriesThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)· Zachary Stuart-Pontier (co-executive producer)
· Marc Smerling (producer)
· Andrew Jarecki (producer)
2015AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearWhiplash (2014)· Helen Estabrook
· Michel Litvak
· David Lancaster
2015IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationBest Limited SeriesThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)· Zachary Stuart-Pontier
· Andrew Jarecki
· Marc Smerling
2015Stanley Kramer AwardPGA AwardsThe Normal Heart (2014)· Scott Ferguson
· Alexis Martin Woodall
· Dede Gardner
· Dante Di Loreto
· Ryan Murphy
· Brad Pitt
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieThe Normal Heart (2014)· Ryan Murphy (executive producer)
· Dante Di Loreto (executive producer)
· Brad Pitt (executive producer)
· Dede Gardner (executive producer)
· Mark Ruffalo (co-executive producer)
· Alexis Martin Woodall (producer)
· Scott Ferguson (produced by)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearWhiplash (2014)· Helen Estabrook
· David Lancaster
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureWhiplash (2014)· Helen Estabrook
· David Lancaster
2015Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureWhiplash (2014)· Helen Estabrook
· David Lancaster
· Michel Litvak
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureWhiplash (2014)· Helen Estabrook
· David Lancaster
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesWhiplash (2014)· Helen Estabrook
· David Lancaster
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionThe Normal Heart (2014)· Dante Di Loreto
· Scott Ferguson
· Dede Gardner
· Alexis Martin Woodall
· Ryan Murphy
· Brad Pitt
· Mark Ruffalo
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureWhiplash (2014)· Helen Estabrook
· David Lancaster
· Michel Litvak
2010Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureParanormal Activity (2007)· Oren Peli (director/producer)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
Split2016/IXproducer
The Belko Experiment2016executive producer
Viral2016/Iproducer
The Purge: Election Year2016producer
Lowriders2016producer
Incarnate2016producer
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
Hush2016/Iproducer
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
Martyrs2015producer
Curve2015producer
The Visit2015/Iproducer
Visions2015/IIproducer
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
Jessabelle2014producer
Ouija2014/IIproducer
Stretch2014producer
Mercy2014/Iproducer
Mockingbird2014producer
The Town That Dreaded Sundown2014producer
Unfriended2014executive producer
The Purge: Anarchy2014producer
The Normal Heart2014TV Movie executive producer
Not Safe for Work2014producer
Creep2014/Iproducer
13 Sins2014executive producer
Whiplash2014producer
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones2014producer
Best Night Ever2013producer
Insidious: Chapter 22013producer
Plush2013producer
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
Sinister2012/Iproducer
The Babymakers2012producer
Paranormal Activity 32011producer
The FP2011executive producer
Paranormal Activity 22010producer
Insidious2010/Iproducer
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

Thanks

Thanks

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

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

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