JON JASHNI (Producer) oversees the development and production of all Legendary Pictures film projects and is President and Chief Creative Officer of Legendary Entertainment, a leading media company with film, television and digital and publishing divisions. He is currently producing “Warcraft,” based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Warcraft universe. He is also an executive producer on the upcoming “Seventh Son.”
Jashni was previously a producer on “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim,” and served as executive producer on such Legendary films as “300: Rise of an Empire”; the Jackie Robinson biopic “42”; the worldwide hit “Clash of the Titans”; and “The Town,” directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
Prior to Legendary, Jashni was President of Hyde Park Entertainment, a production and financing company with overall deals at 20th Century Fox, Disney and MGM. While there, he oversaw the development and production of “Shopgirl,” “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story,” “Walking Tall” and “Premonition.”
Before joining Hyde Park, Jashni was a producer on director Andy Tennant’s romantic comedy hit “Sweet Home Alabama.” Jashni’s collaboration with Tennant began with the fairytale “Ever After,” for which Jashni oversaw development and production as a senior production executive at 20th Century Fox.
Jashni also co-produced two Academy Award®-nominated films: the critically acclaimed drama “The Hurricane,” which garnered a Best Actor nod for star Denzel Washington; and a non-musical reinterpretation of “Anna and the King,” which starred Jodie Foster and earned two Oscar® nominations.
Jashni is a member of the American Film Institute and the Producers Guild of America. He holds a BS from the University of Southern California and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.