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Jason Reitman

Oscar-nominated Director, Screenwriter & Producer of Up in the Air and Juno - Panelist Blurb

Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman has established himself as an original, smart, and funny storyteller known for his pitch-perfect commentaries on society.

Reitman's film Up In The Air was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film, which Reitman both wrote and directed, stars George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. The screenplay won the Golden Globe, WGA, and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.

He made his feature film directing debut with the 2006 hit, Thank You For Smoking, based on the acclaimed novel by Christopher Buckley, which Reitman adapted for the screen. The film had its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and went on to earn a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture and a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2006, Reitman was named Best Debut Director by the National Board of Review.

In December 2007, Fox Searchlight released Reitman's second feature, Juno, which follows the story of a pregnant teenager. Juno earned widespread praise and grossed over $230m worldwide.

Reitman was nominated for an Academy Award for directing Juno. The film earned one win for Diablo Cody's screenplay and additional nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress (Ellen Page). The Juno soundtrack, produced by Reitman, went platinum and won a Grammy.

In 2011, Reitman reteamed with Diablo Cody for the critically acclaimed Young Adult with Charlize Theron and produced the Duplass Brother’s comedy Jeff Who Lives At Home starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms. His 2013 film Labor Day, was adapted from the novel by Joyce Maynard, stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. His most recent movie is Men, Women & Children, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner.

Reitman was born in Montreal on October 19, 1977. At age 19, his first short film premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Reitman's short films played in over a hundred film festivals worldwide.