Yari, Bob 1962-

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Yari, Bob 1962-


Born 1962; raised in Iran and New York; father, a real estate developer. Education: Attended the University of California, Santa Barbara; some sources cite a film degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography; some sources state studies at the Los Angeles Police Academy. Avocational Interests: Aviation.


Office—Yari Film Group, 10850 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Agent—Martin Baum, Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Producer and executive. Yari Film Group (includes Bob Yari Productions, Bull's Eye Entertainment, El Camino Pictures, Syndicate Films International, and other organizations), chair and chief executive officer; Stratus Film, partner (with Mark Gordon); also worked as a director and an assistant director. Triyar Companies, Los Angeles, real estate developer of residential and commercial sites, including shopping malls. Paragon Airheater Technologies, member of the board of directors.

Awards, Honors:

Named one of the fifty most powerful people in Hollywood, Premiere magazine, 2005; Black Movie Award, outstanding motion picture, Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association Award nomination, best picture, British Independent Film Award nomination, best foreign film, and Audience Award nomination, Irish Film and Television awards, all 2005, Academy Award, best motion picture of the year, Independent Spirit Award, best first feature, Independent Features Project/West, Image Award, outstanding motion picture, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Black Reel Award, best film, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, best picture, Austin Film Critics Award, best picture, Film Award nomination, best film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Empire Award nomination, best film, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination, best picture, nomination for Robert, best American film, Robert Festival, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best picture, all 2006, CEC Award, best foreign film, Cinema Writers Circle awards (Spain), Cinema Brazil Grand Prize nomination, best foreign language film, and nomination for an Award of the Japanese Academy, best foreign language film, 2007, all with others, all for Crash.


Film Executive Producer:

Mind Games, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989.

Gohar-e shab cheragh (musical), Taraneh Enterprises, 1998.

Agent Cody Banks (also known as Cody Banks, Agente Cody Banks, Agente Cody Banks: Super espia, Agentti Cody Banks, Cody Banks: agent secret, L'agent Cody Banks, O agente teen, and Superagente Cody Banks), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Devil's Pond (also known as Heaven's Pond), Artisan Entertainment/Splendid Pictures, 2003.

Around the Bend (also known as Apo genia se genia, De peres en fils, Segredos de familia, and Spurensuche—Umwege zur Wahrheit), Warner Independent Pictures, 2004.

In Enemy Hands (also known as U-Boat, Aux mains de l'ennemi, U-Boat: In feindlicher Hand, and U-Boat—Vihollisen kynsissae), Lions Gate Films/Artisan Entertainment, 2004.

Laws of Attraction (also known as Hasta que la ley nos separe, La force de l'attraction, Las leyes de atraccion, Las reglas de la seduccion, Laws of attraction—Matrimonio in appello, Leis da atracao, Une affaire de coeur, Veetluse seadused, and Vetovoiman lait), New Line Cinema, 2004.

The Chumscrubber (also known as Untitled Arie Posin Project, Historia de una secuestro, and Ilopilleri), Newmarket Films, 2005.

The Matador (also known as Matador, Le matador, O matador, The Matador—Meme las tueurs ont besoin d'amis, and Mord und Margaritas), Miramax, 2005.

Prime (also known as Couchgefluester, Ego, aftos kai i mitera tou, Entre elles et lui, Mi novia secreta, Naera & kaera, Oikeanlaista kemiaa, Petites confidences (a ma psy), Secretos compartidos, Secretos de divan, and Terapia do amor), Focus Features, 2005.

Sueno (also known as Il potere dei sogni), Destination Films, 2005.

Thumbsucker (also known as Age difficile obscur, Impulsividade, and Impulso adolescente), Sony Pictures Classics, 2005.

Factory Girl (also known as Edie), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/The Weinstein Company, 2006.

The L.A. Riot Spectacular, Visionbox Pictures, 2006.

The Painted Veil (also known as Duvak, El velo pintado, Falin asynd, Il velo dipinto, Kaerlekens sloeja, Kaerlighedens slor, Kirjava huntu, Kjaerlighetens slor,Le voile des illusions, Malowany welon, O despertar de uma paixao, Oslikani veo, and Vammeno peplo), Yari Film Group, 2006.

Winter Passing, Focus Features, 2006.

Christmas in Wonderland, Yari Film Group, 2007.

Even Money, Yari Film Group, 2007.

Tishomingo Blues, Warner Bros., 2007.

Film Producer:

Perfect Fit, Atmosphere Films/Two Moon Releasing, 1999.

Where the Red Fern Grows, Doty-Dayton Releasing, 2003.

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (also known as Agent Cody Banks 2, Agent Cody Banks 2: Mission London, Agent Cody Banks 2: Cel Londyn, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destino a Londres, Agent Cody Banks 2: Oppdrag London, Cody Banks agent secret 2—Destination Londres, L'agent Cody Banks 2—Destination Londres, O agente teen 2, O agente teen 2—Missao Londres, and Superagente Cody Banks 2), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Employee of the Month (also known as Bad Things, You're Fired!, L'employe du mois, and O dia perfeito), Bull's Eye Entertainment, 2004.

House of D (also known as Delitos menores, El incomprendido, and Reflexos da amizade), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

A Love Song for Bobby Long (also known as Love Song, Lovesong fuer Bobby Long, Secretos del pasado, Uma cancao de amor para Bobby Long, Una cancion del pasado, and Una canzone per Bobby Long), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Haven, Freestyle Releasing, 2004, Yari Film Group, 2006.

Block Party (documentary; also known as Dave Chappelle's "Block Party"), Focus Features, 2005.

Crash (also known as Collision, L.A. Crash, Alto impacto, Crash—Alto impacto, Crash—Contatto fisico, Crash—No limite, Fatalna nesreca, Uetkoezesek, and Vidas cruzadas), Lions Fate Films, 2005.

Hostage (also known as Bajo amenaza, Gisslan, Hostage—Entfuehrt, Mdzevali, Otage, Otages de la peur, Panttivanki, and Refem), Miramax, 2005.

Find Me Guilty (also known as Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story, Beni suclu bulun, Declaradme culpable, Find me guilty—uskomaton oikeudenkaeynti, Jugez-moi coupable, and Prova a incastrarmi), Yari Film Group, 2006.

Gray Matters (also known as Besando a Charlie and Los lios de Gray), Yari Film Group, 2006.

The Illusionist (also known as El ilusionista, Illusionisten, Iluzjonista, L'illusionista, L'illusionniste, O ilusionista, O magos Eisenheim, Sihirbaz, and Silmaenkaeaentaejae), Yari Film Group, 2006.

The Hoax (also known as Fausseaire, L'imbroglio, Mistifikatsiya, Sahtekar, and Vedaetys), Yari Film Group, 2006, Miramax, 2007.

The Accidental Husband, Yari Film Group, 2007.

First Snow, Yari Film Group, 2007.

Kickin It Old Skool, Yari Film Group, 2007.

Man on a Ledge, Yari Film Group, 2007.

Resurrecting the Champ, Yari Film Group, 2007.

Addicted, Yari Film Group, 2008.

Assassination of a High School President (also known as The Sophomore), Yari Film Group, 2008.

One More Day for Hiroshima, Yari Film Group, 2008.

Affiliated with other projects.

Film Director:

Mind Games, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989.

Television Work; Pilots:

Co-executive producer, Crash, fX Channel, c. 2007.

Producer of Not Again!, NBC. Producer of other projects for television.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

2006 Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and American Movie Classics, 2006.



Variety, February 28, 2005, pp. 1-2.