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A screening of the acclaimed film, Get Out, followed by a discussion with the film's producer, Blumhouse Productions CEO and founder Jason Blum '91, October 19, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Vassar College will present a screening of the hit film, Get Out, followed by a post-screening discussion and Q&A with Producer Jason Blum (Vassar ’91) on Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm at the Rosenwald Film Theater, VCDF room 109. This free event is open to the Vassar community and requires reservations.

Jason Blum is an American film producer, and both the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions. In 2000, he founded Blumhouse Productions, which specializes in producing micro-budget movies. Some of the movies produced by Blum have been highly profitable. NPR's Planet Money did a special podcast about how Blum's production house achieves its success.

Blum also produced Insidious (2010), Sinister (2012), The Purge (2013), and Creep (2014).  In 2014, he served as an executive producer on the television film The Normal Heart, which went on to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, and the drama film Whiplash, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

A Q&A with Blum will follow the screening at 9:15 pm.

Click here to sign up for a seat (Vassar email required, one seat per person).

This event is sponsored by the Film Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, October 11, 2017