James Lassiter

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James Lassiter is an American film producer. He is actor Will Smith's long-time business partner.

Career[edit]

Lassiter attended University of Miami and Temple University and befriended Jeffrey "Jazzy Jeff" Townes, who was in a rap duo with then-musician Will Smith. Lassiter met Smith through Townes, and he later became Smith's road manager. They worked together for two decades. Lassiter briefly worked with other companies including Handprint and The Firm, but he returned to being Will Smith's business partner. Lassiter and Smith formed the production company Overbrook, which produced films like Hitch and ATL. While Overbook had a deal with Universal Studios to produce films, none resulted, and the company was taken to Sony. The pair sought to market each of their productions to a different foreign market, promoting I, Robot in Russia and Ali in South Africa.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credit
1997 Booty Call Executive producer
2001 Ali Producer
2002 Showtime Producer
2004-2007 All of Us Executive producer
2004 I, Robot Executive producer
Saving Face Producer
2005 Hitch Producer
2006 ATL Producer
The Pursuit of Happyness Producer
2007 I Am Legend Producer
2008 Hancock Producer
The Human Contract Executive producer
Lakeview Terrace Producer
The Secret Life of Bees Producer
Seven Pounds Producer
2011 Overboard Producer
2012 This Means War Producer
2013 After Earth Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holson, Laura M (2006-08-21). "The Fresh Princes of Mumbai". The New York Times. 

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