Jon Jashni

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Jon Jashni

Jon Jashni is an American media investor and content producer. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[1] and the Producers Guild of America[2] and is a Trustee Emeritus of the American Film Institute.[3]

Personal life and education[edit]

Jashni was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1984 with a BS in Corporate Finance. He also attended UCLA Anderson School of Management and graduated in 1987 with an MBA in Organizational Behavior.[4]

Career[edit]

In 1999 Jashni partnered with Kevin Burns to form Synthesis Entertainment, through which they have developed and produced content based upon the Irwin Allen estate properties[5] including the feature films Poseidon (2006) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea[6] as well as the television pilots The Time Tunnel (Fox, 2002) and Lost in Space (The WB Television Network, 2004). Jashni was an executive producer of a 10-episode Netflix series of Lost in Space, released in 2018.[7][8][9]

From 2006-2016, Jashni served as President and Chief Creative Officer of Legendary Entertainment.[10][11] During that time, he worked as a producer and led the development team[12][13] on a number of Legendary film projects[14] including Kong: Skull Island,[15] The Great Wall,[16] Warcraft,[17] Crimson Peak,[18] Godzilla (2014),[19] 42,[20] and Pacific Rim.[21] He also played a role in corporate dealings which included the $3.5 billion sale of Legendary to China's Dalian Wanda Group Co.[22][23]

Jashni created Raintree Ventures in 2016 as an investment fund for entertainment-related "immersive content and location-based ventures."[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Ref
2020 Godzilla vs. Kong Producer [25]
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Producer [26]
2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising Producer [27]
2017 Kong: Skull Island Producer [28]
2016 The Great Wall Producer [29]
Warcraft Producer [30]
Spectral Producer [31]
2015 Krampus Producer [32]
Crimson Peak Producer [33]
Straight Outta Compton Executive Producer [34]
Blackhat Producer [35]
2014 Seventh Son Executive Producer [36]
Unbroken Executive [37]
Dracula Untold Executive Producer [38]
As Above, So Below Producer [39]
Godzilla Producer [40]
300: Rise of an Empire Executive Producer [41]
2013 Pacific Rim Producer [42]
42 Executive Producer [43]
Jack the Giant Slayer Executive Producer [44]
2012 Wrath of the Titans Executive Producer [45]
2011 Sucker Punch Executive Producer [46]
2010 The Town Executive Producer [47]
Jonah Hex Executive Producer [48]
Clash of the Titans Executive Producer [49]
2009 Ninja Assassin Executive Producer [50]
Where the Wild Things Are Executive Producer [51]
The Hangover Executive Producer [52]
Observe and Report Executive Producer [53]
2007 Trick 'r Treat Executive Producer [54]
Premonition Producer [55]
2006 Poseidon Executive Producer [56]
2005 Shopgirl Producer [57]
Dreamer Executive Producer [58]
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Executive Producer [59]
1999 The Hurricane Co-Producer [60]
Anna and the King Co-Producer [61]
1994 The Inkwell Executive Producer [62]
1990 Air America Associate Producer (uncredited)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Ref
2018 Lost in Space (Netflix) Executive Producer [63]
2004 The Robinsons: Lost in Space Executive Producer [64]
2002 The Time Tunnel Executive Producer [65]
1989 Get Smart, Again! Associate Producer [66]

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