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Reitman, Jason 1977-

Reitman, Jason 1977-

PERSONAL

Full name, Jason Robert Reitman; born October 19, 1977, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Ivan Reitman (a director and producer) and Genevieve Robert (an actress and filmmaker); brother of Catherine Reitman (an actress); married Michele Lee (a writer), September 5, 2004; children: Josephine. Education: University of Southern California, degree in English and creative writing; attended Skidmore College. Politics: Libertarian. Avocational Interests: Hockey.

Addresses:

Agent—William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Director, producer, writer, and actor. Hard C (production company), founding partner (with Dan Dubiecki), 2006—; director and producer of television commercials and public service announcements.

Member:

Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, West.

Awards, Honors:

Won awards for his public service announcement about AIDS, c. 1992; Audience Award and Jury Award—comedy—best of category, both Aspen Shortfest, Short Film Award, Austin Film Festival, Grand Jury Award, best narrative short, Florida Film Festival, New York Comedy Festival Award, best short, Golden Space Needle Award, best short film, Seattle International Film Festival, George Melies Cinematography Award nomination, Taos Talking Picture Festival, and Audience Award (with others), best short film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, all 2000, and Moxie! Award, best contemporary short comedy, Santa Monica Film Festival, 2001, all for In God We Trust; Jury Award, best short short, Aspen Shortsfest, and Golden Space Needle Award, best short film, Seattle International Film Festival, both 2004, for Consent; National Board of Review Award, best directorial debut, Sierra Award, best screenplay, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, best screenplay, adapted, Toronto Film Critics Association Award, best first feature, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award, best screenplay, adapted, Satellite Award nomination, best screenplay, adapted, International Press Academy, and Chicago Film Critics Award nominations, most promising director and best screenplay, adapted, all 2006, Independent Spirit Award, best screenplay, Independent Feature Project/West, nomination for Writers Guild of America Award (screen), best adapted screenplay, and Online Film Critics Society Award nominations, best screenplay, adapted and best breakthrough filmmaker, all 2007, all for Thank You for Smoking; Grand Prix, Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival, 2006, Audience Award, St. Louis International Film Festival, best first feature, Audience Award, Stockholm Film Festival, Rome Film Fest, best film, Special Prize of the Young Jury and nomination for the Grand Prix Asturias, both Gijon International Film Festival, and Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best director, all 2007, Chairman's Vanguard Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (with others), best comedy movie, Christopher Award (with others), feature films, Cinema for Peace Award (with others), most valuable work of director, producers, and screenwriter, Academy Award nomination, best achievement in directing, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best director, and MTV Movie Award nomination (with others), best movie, all 2008, all for Juno.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Production assistant, Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990.

Production assistant, Beethoven (also known as Beethoven: Story of a Dog), Universal, 1992.

Production assistant, Beethoven's 2nd (also known as Beethoven 2 and Beethoven 2.), Universal, 1993.

Director and producer, Operation (short film), Watch Out for the Bears Productions, 1998.

Director, [email protected] (short film), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Director and executive producer, In God We Trust (short film), AtomFilms, 2000.

Director, gulp (short film), AtomFilms, 2001.

Director, Uncle Sam (short documentary film), Watch Out for the Bears Productions, 2002.

Director, Consent (short film), Tate & Partners/Watch Out for the Bears Productions, 2004.

Director, Thank You for Smoking, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2005.

Director, Juno, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2007.

Producer, Jennifer's Body, Fox Atomic, 2009.

Worked on other projects, including other short films.

Film Appearances:

Granger Grandson, Twins (also known as Twiins), Universal, 1988.

Second brownstone boy, Ghostbusters II (also known as Ghostbusters 2, Ghostbusters II: River of Slime, and The Last of the Ghostbusters), Columbia, 1989.

Kissing boy, Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990.

Vice president's son, Dave (also known as Mr. President), Warner Bros., 1993.

Wrong kid in alley, Fathers' Day, Warner Bros., 1997.

Operation (short film), Watch Out for the Bears Productions, 1998.

In God We Trust (short film), AtomFilms, 2000.

gulp (short film), AtomFilms, 2001.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Local Ad," The Office (also known as The Office: An American Workplace, The Office: US Version, Konttori, and La oficina), NBC, 2007.

Television Director; Pilots:

The United States of Tara, Showtime, 2008.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, La noche de los Oscar, Canal+ Espana (Spain), 2008.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 80th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "The Making of Ivan Reitman," Life and Times, CBC, 2002.

Himself, "Courtney Friel, Jason Reitman," Attack of the Show (also known as The Screen Savers), G4 and G4techTV Canada, 2006.

Himself, eTalk Daily (also known as eTalk and e-Talk Daily), CTV (Canada), 2007 (multiple episodes), 2008.

Himself, "James McAvoy, Joe Wright, Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody," Sunday Morning Shootout, American Movie Classics, 2008.

Himself, "Palm Springs Film Festival," Sunday Morning Shootout, American Movie Classics, 2008.

Himself, Howard Stern on Demand (also known as Howard TV and Howard TV on Demand), iN DEMAND, 2008.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, The Howard Stern Show, Howard 100 (Sirius Satellite Radio), 2008.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Operation (short film), Watch Out for the Bears Productions, 1998.

[email protected] (short film), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

In God We Trust (short film), AtomFilms, 2000.

gulp (short film), AtomFilms, 2001.

Uncle Sam (short documentary film), Watch Out for the Bears Productions, 2002.

Consent (short film), Tate & Partners/Watch Out for the Bears Productions, 2004.

Thank You for Smoking (based on the book by Christopher Buckley), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2005.

With Sheldon Turner, author of the screenplay Up in the Air (based on the novel by Walter Kim).

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Ignore, March 22, 2006.

movieScope, June, 2007, pp. 14-16.

Washington Post, March 17, 2006, pp. 29-31.

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