James Lassiter

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


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 Entertainment, which produced films like Hitch and ATL. While Overbrook Entertainment 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]



Year Film Credit
2001 Ali Producer
2002 Showtime 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 Secret Life of Bees Producer
The Human Contract Executive producer
Lakeview Terrace Producer
Seven Pounds Producer
2010 The Karate Kid Producer
2012 This Means War Producer
2013 After Earth Producer
2014 Annie Producer
2018 Sprinter Producer
2019 Hala Producer
Music department
Year Film Credit
1997 Booty Call Executive music producer
Men in Black Executive music producer


Year Title Credit
1998 Getting Personal Executive producer
2000 Loose Cannon Television film
Executive producer
2003−07 All of Us Executive producer
2013 The Queen Latifah Show Producer
Styled to Rock Executive producer
2018−19 Cobra Kai Executive producer
Year Title Credit
2016 StoryBots Super Songs Special thanks
2017 A StoryBots Christmas Television special
Special thanks
2016−18 Ask the StoryBots Special thanks


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

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