JASON REITMAN (SCREENPLAY WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) was
nineteen when he premiered his first short film, "Operation," at the 1998
Sundance Film Festival. Reitman's short films have since played in over a
hundred film festivals worldwide and he has directed numerous award-winning
He made his feature film directorial debut with the 2006 hit "Thank You for
Smoking" which he adapted from the acclaimed novel by Christopher Buckley. The
film went on to earn a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture, a Writers Guild
nomination and won Reitman an Independent Spirit Award and Best Debut Director
by the National Board of Review.
In December 2007, Reitman's second feature, "Juno," earned him an Academy
Award nomination for directing. The film earned a win for Diablo Cody's
screenplay and additional nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress (Ellen
Page). "Juno" also won three Independent Spirit Awards and a Grammy Award.
Reitman both wrote and directed "Up in the Air," which was recognized with
six Academy Award nominations, as well a PGA, SAG, and DGA nominations. Reitman
won a Golden Globe and the WGA Awards for Best Screenplay.
Following that, he produced "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," for Paramount Pictures
starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon, written and directed by Jay
and Mark Duplass.
Reitman then re-teamed with Diablo Cody to direct "Young Adult." The script
was penned by Cody and starred Charlie Theron, Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson.
Reitman was born in Montreal and currently resides in Los Angeles.
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