Jonathan Blitstein

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Jonathan Blitstein (born 1982 Lincolnshire, Illinois) is a former American playwright, and indie filmmaker. He currently runs Tandem Pictures, and previously was an executive at Astronauts Wanted (Sony Music Entertainment) and Maker Studios, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. Blitstein previously created the film Let Them Chirp Awhile and a play Keep Your Baggage With You for which he won the New York Innovative Theater Award (2011).[1][2]


"He is an honors alumnus of the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Production at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU."[3] Blitstein previously studied acting at The Second City Workshop and The Piven Theater in Chicago, LAByrinth Theater, and Primary Stages in New York City.




  1. ^ "2011 Award Recipients Announced - News from the IT Awards". Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Blitstein - About This Person - Movies & TV -". Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Woodstock Film Festival". Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Jonathan Blitstein's SQUEALER, Directed by Daniel Talbott, Set for Theater for the New City May 5". Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Woodstock Film Festival". Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  6. ^ "The Chicago Maroon — Precocious Blitstein chirps awhile about value of following your own path". Retrieved 26 February 2015.

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