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( 1949 - )


( 72 yaşında )

Doğum Adı: Jonathan Michael Avnet Yeri: Brooklyn, New York, New York, ABD

Eşleri: (1975 -) 3 çocuk ,

Kısa Biyografi

Jon Avnet has directed, written, and produced more than 80 motion pictures, television movies, series and Broadway plays, winning Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Peabody's, DGA Awards, the Humanitas, Golden Globes and the AFI's Franklin Shaffner Medal. He has directed the Oscar-nominated performance of Jessica Tandy and the three Emmy-winning performances of Margo Martindale, Colleen Dewhurst and Judy Davis.He received an honorary Doctorate in Communications from the American Film Institute in 2013 and the Creative Spirit Award from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Among the other awards Avnet has received are the ACLU's "Bill of Rights Award," The New York Board of Review's "Freedom of Expression Award," and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Feature Film.Avnet is best known for co-writing, directing and producing Fried Green Tomatoes, which garnered multiple Academy Award nominations (for writing and for Jessica Tandy, who co-starred with Kathy Bates, Cicely Tyson and Mary Louise Parker) and BAFTAs. Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for Best Picture by the Golden Globes, and was one of the top grossing films in the year of its release.He produced Paul Brickman's Risky Business for David Geffen and Warner Bros, which launched the career of Tom Cruise and was a major box office success. He also produced Paul Brickman's Men Don't Leave, again for David Geffen and Warner Bros., starring Jessica Lange, Arliss Howard, Kathy Bates and Chris O'Donnell. Avnet was the executive producer of Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman (winner of the Oscar for Best Actress) and directed by Darren Aronofsky. Black Swan received five Oscar nominations in total (including Best Picture) as well as multiple nominations and wins from the PGA, WGA, SAG, BAFTA, AFI, and the Golden Globes.In television, Avnet produced The Burning Bed, starring Farrah Fawcett, which garnered eight Emmy nominations and is still today the highest-rated television movie ever aired on NBC. It received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture. This film is credited with creating the "battered woman syndrome" as a legal defense for victims of domestic violence.Avnet most recently directed and co-wrote Three Christs, starring Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford, Julianna Margulies, Charlotte Hope and Jane Alexander. The script is based on the controversial 1959 study chronicled in Dr. Milton Rokeach's "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti." Three paranoid schizophrenic patients who each claimed to be Jesus Christ were put in a ward together to see if their delusions could be altered. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was released theatrically in January 2020 by IFC Films.In the summer of 2019, Avnet directed and executive produced two episodes of the Manhunt limited series about the 1996 Olympic Park Bomber. Avnet directed ten episodes of FX Network's Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins. Justified received a Peabody award and Margo Martindale won an Emmy for her performance. He reunited with frequent collaborator Graham Yost, directing an episode of Sneaky Pete Season 2 for Amazon, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Margo Martindale and Marin Ireland. In 2018, he became an executive producer of Sneaky Pete Season 3 and directed 4 additional episodes.He first collaborated with Graham Yost as Executive Producer of the critically-acclaimed series Boomtown for NBC and Amblin Television. Avnet directed the pilot and eight additional episodes. Boomtown won the Television Critics Association Award for Best Series and a Peabody Award.Avnet is CEO of Indigenous Media (IM), which he founded with Rodrigo Garcia and his son Jacob Avnet, who is the Chief Operating Officer. Indigenous Media produces "60 Second Docs," which has received over 7.5 billion views and has more than 10 million followers. 60 Second Docs has won all of the major digital awards.Avnet produced Rodrigo Garcia's film Four Good Days, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis, for Indigenous Media. Written by Garcia and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow, the film depicts the codependent relationship of a mother and daughter as they both battle opioid addiction. Four Good Days premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and will be released theatrically on April 30th, 2021 by Vertical. Avnet directed the music video for the film based on Diane Warren's song, "Somehow You Do," as sung by Reba McEntire. This was a reunion with Diane Warren, who wrote the Grammy winning song "Because You Loved Me," for Avnet's Up Close and Personal. Celine Dion recorded the Oscar nominated song, which reached number one globally. Avnet was the credited Executive Producer of the song.IM has also produced, in association with Kerry Washington, two seasons of the series Five Points for Facebook Watch and other successful digital productions. Next up for IM is Lonely Doll, starring Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts and directed by Gia Coppola. Merritt Johnson adapted Jean Natha

Son Güncelleme Tarihi: 11-05-2021

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