Jon Jashni is an executive producer and production manager. He presently serves as the president and CCO of Legendary Pictures with Thomas Tull. He was one of the executive producers for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim and recently, Legendary's 2014 remake of Godzilla.
Jashni began his career at Daniel Melnick's The IndieProd Company, where he was involved in the production of Air America (1990), Mountains of the Moon (1990), Roxanne (1987) and Punchline (1988). He was named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the "Next Generation Class of 1998" and holds an MBA from UCLA's Graduate School of Management.
Jashni was also a producer of the successful romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama (2002) starring Reese Witherspoon for Disney's Touchstone Pictures. Jashni has produced three films that have garnered four Academy Award nominations. The critically acclaimed The Hurricane (1999) from Universal Pictures garnered a Best Actor nomination for its star Denzel Washington.
Prior to joining Legendary, Jashni was President of Hyde Park Entertainment -- a production and financing company with output deals at 20th Century Fox, Disney and MGM. While at the company, Jashni produced Shopgirl (2005), starring comedian Steve Martin.