Blumhouse Productions, founded by Jason Blum in 2000, is a multi-media production company that pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking- producing high-quality micro-budget films for wide release. Since its launch, Blumhouse has produced more than 30 feature films including some of the most profitable movies of all time. Blumhouse’s first production, Paranormal Activity, followed this high-quality micro-budget model and was made for $15,000. The film was released by Paramount Pictures and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, making it the most profitable film in the history of Hollywood. The sequel Paranormal Activity 2, grossed close to $170 million worldwide, setting additional box-office records. Other highly-profitable credits include James Wan’s Insidious, which was one of the most profitable films of 2011, Sinister with Ethan Hawke for Lionsgate/Summit, Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4- both with Paramount Pictures. In 2013 The Purge made $34 million opening weekend making more than 11 times its budget of 3 million.
About Jason Blum
Jason Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions. Since launching in 2000, Blum has produced some of the most profitable movies of all time. Blumhouse is a director driven company that helps filmmakers like James DeMonaco, Scott Derrickson and James Wan tell genre stories that they are passionate about.
Through Blumhouse, Blum has produced films like the Paranormal Activity Franchise, Insidious, Sinister and The Purge.
Prior to launching Blumhouse, Jason served as co-head of the Acquisitions and Co-Productions department at Miramax Films in New York. At Miramax, he was instrumental in acquiring over 50 films including The Others, Smoke Signals, A Walk On the Moon and The House of Yes.
Blum’s credits also include: The Tooth Fairy, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Reader, for which Kate Winslet won an Academy Award; Hysterical Blindness, starring Uma Thurman, which aired on HBO and garnered Thurman a Golden Globe Award; and Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray, Sam Shepard and Kyle MacLachlan.
Blum began his career as the producing director of the Malaparte theater company, which was founded by Ethan Hawke. He currently is a member of the Academy, is on the Sundance Institute's Director's Advisory Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the New Group Theater in New York City.