In 2016, it was announced that Jon Jashni was leaving Legendary to form Raintree Ventures.
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.
- ↑ Fleming Jr, Mike (February 29, 2016). "Legendary Entertainment President Jon Jashni Exits To Form Raintree Ventures". Deadline. Retrieved April, 27, 2017.