Mason Novick

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Mason Novick
Born(1974-12-20)December 20, 1974
OccupationFilm producer
Talent manager

Mason Novick (born December 20, 1974) is an American film producer and talent manager based in Los Angeles.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Career[edit]

His credits include Red Eye (2005), Juno (2007), (500) Days of Summer (2009) and Jennifer's Body (2009).[3] He has also acted in small roles in his films, including parts in Red Eye and The Hollow.

His in development projects include the Diablo Cody adaption of Sweet Valley High for the big screen.[4]

Professional relationship with Diablo Cody[edit]

Novick has taken part in several projects with screenwriter Diablo Cody, including Jennifer's Body, and Juno,[5] for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008, and won a Christopher Award and an Independent Spirit Award.[6]

Novick claims to have found Diablo Cody by reading Cody's blog while she was a blogger living in Minneapolis. He found "her voice [to be] so interesting and so fresh". Inspired by her writing, he rang Cody and asked her whether she had ever considered writing a book or a screenplay. As a result of Novick's encouragement, Cody wrote the script which would become Juno.[7]

Novick has worked with Cody on Young Adult (2011),[8] Rock of Ages (2012),[9] and Tully, as well as an unmade cinematic adaptation of Sweet Valley High.

Partial filmography[edit]

Recognition[edit]

In 2008, Novick won both a Christopher Award and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Film for Juno. He was nominated for the Producers Guild of America and Academy Award for Best Picture also for Juno.

Awards & nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mason Novick". Variety. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  2. ^ "Mason Novick". InBaseline. Retrieved September 24, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090414045717/http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i55bff7bc1a68ecefd1ee67eb5979e4fb. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Tezer, Adnan (September 23, 2009). "Diabo Cody goes back to Sweet Valley". MC1: Monsters and Critics. Archived from the original on September 27, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  5. ^ "Diablo Cody Offers an Update on Breathers and Damage Control on Jen's Body". Dreadcentral.com. January 10, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  6. ^ BD Horror News – Diablo Cody Talks Zombedy Breathers
  7. ^ Independent Film Spirit Awards, Finding Juno (interview with Mason Novick), February 13, 2008
  8. ^ Mandate Pictures,http://www.mandatepictures.com/Title.aspx?tid=be242f8c-1919-4ff0-8c1e-7ebdad75cb31 Archived October 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Russell Brand & Julianne Hough Join Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut". Screenrant.com. September 26, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  10. ^ http://deadline.com/2013/09/toronto-focus-featuresacquires-jason-bateman-directed-bad-words-581007/
  11. ^ "2010_Independent_Spirit_Award_Nominees". Spirit Award. Archived from the original on February 11, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
  12. ^ "2008 Independent Spirit Award Winners". Insider. Archived from the original on October 29, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  13. ^ "The 59th Annual Christopher Award Winners". Christopher Awards. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  14. ^ "2007 Best Picture". Britannica. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  15. ^ McNary, Dave (January 21, 2008). "PGA avoids credit limit – Guild announces producers for nominated films". Variety. Retrieved September 24, 2009.

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