Jon Jashni is an executive producer and production manager. He is the former president and CCO of Legendary Pictures with Thomas Tull. He was one of the executive producers for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim and is credited as producer for Pacific Rim: Uprising. 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.
From 2006 until he exited the company in 2016, Jashni served as President and Chief Creative Officer of Legendary Entertainment. During that time, he worked as a producer and led the development team on a number of Legendary film projects including Kong: Skull Island, The Great Wall, Warcraft, Crimson Peak, the 2014 Godzilla, the 2013 Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, and Pacific Rim. He also played a key role in corporate dealings which included the reported $3.5 billion purchase of Legendary by China's Dalian Wanda Group Co.
Jashni created Raintree Ventures in 2016 as an investment fund for entertainment-related "immersive content and location-based ventures."