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Jason Blum Advises Fellow Movie Makers

Just keep on shooting.

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At a panel on his Blumhouse Productions company at the Producers Guild of America’s 7th annual Produced By Conference on the Paramount lot, producer Jason Blum had some words of wisdom for his fellow movie makers. “Don’t wait for the movie business to validate you… shooting begets shooting, ” he said.

Blum should know. He produced 2009’s landmark “Paranormal Activity” for $15, 000 and saw worldwide grosses reach nearly $200 million, giving rise to the “Insidious, ” “Sinister” and “The Purge” franchises. He also received an Academy Award Best Picture nomination this year for “Whiplash.”

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The 75-minute session, attended by about 300 at the Sherry Lansing Theater, was aimed at giving an in-depth look at the nuances of how Blumhouse manages to be one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers with 15 films and three TV series shot last year…


By Dave McNary



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