Len Blum

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Len Blum
Born Leonard Solomon Blum
1951 (age 65–66)
Montreal, Canada
Occupation Screenwriter, composer, filmmaker
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Heather Munroe-Blum (1970–present)

Leonard Solomon "Len" Blum (born 1951) is an award-winning Canadian screenwriter, film producer and film composer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Blum attended Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario. He later graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975.


He has written many films including Meatballs,[1] Stripes,[1] Heavy Metal, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Meatballs III: Summer Job, Feds, Beethoven's 2nd, Private Parts,[1] The Pink Panther and Over the Hedge. Prior to his film career, he was a songwriter and produced radio commercials.

In 2015, the Toronto International Film Festival created a screenwriter's residency program named after Blum, specifically for up and coming Canadian screenwriters to develop their projects.[2] The inaugural resident was Stephen Dunn.[3] In 2016, Andrew Cividino was announced as the new resident.[4]


He won the Genie Award for Best Original Screenplay, in 1980, for the film Meatballs.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He has been married to Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum since 1970 with whom he has one child.



  1. ^ a b c d "Len Blum". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ 21, Jordan Pinto July; 2015. "TIFF announces Len Blum Residency program". Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Stephen Dunn, selected as the inaugural Len Blum Resident. | Filmfestivals.com". www.filmfestivals.com. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  4. ^ Erbland, Kate (2016-08-03). "TIFF Adds New Round of Titles, Including 'It's Only the End of the World,' 'Mean Dreams' and More". Retrieved 2016-08-04. 

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