JONATHAN LEVINE (Director) was born and raised in New York City, Jonathan Levine
has been an aspiring filmmaker since the age of 12. Following his graduation
University's Art/Semiotics program, he worked in New York as personal assistant
writer/director Paul Schrader. In 2002, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to attend
Film Institute Conservatory as a director. There, Levine met the writer and
producers of All The
Boys Love Mandy Lane, which he was soon hired to direct. Upon graduation, Levine
the film at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, which was purchased
by The Weinstein Co.
In 2008, The Wackness, Levine's second feature and his first as both writer and
won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Film Festival.
Kingsley and Josh Peck, the film also earned Levine an Independent Spirit Award
Best First Screenplay. It was released in July, 2008 from Sony Pictures
Most recently, Levine completed direction on 50/50 for Mandate Pictures, which
released on September 30, 2011 by Summit Entertainment. The film, which stars
Levitt, Seth Rogen, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Kendrick, follows the story of
played by Levitt, who at 25 is diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.
Next up on Levine's directorial slate is a film based on his own adaptation of
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, also for Summit Entertainment. He is also attached
to direct the
film Little Girl Lost, for Universal Pictures, Jamaica, a reteaming with Reiser,
Rogen and Goldberg
for Mandate, and Legend, a futuristic teen romance, for CBS Films.
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