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Boaz Yakin
Born (1966-06-20) June 20, 1966 (age 48)
New York City
Occupation Writer, director, producer
Spouse(s) Alma Har'el

Boaz Yakin (born June 20, 1966)[1] is an American screenwriter and film director based in New York City. He has written such screenplays as Fresh and A Price Above Rubies, and he directed the feature film Remember the Titans, among others.

Early life[edit]

Yakin was born in New York City. His parents were born in Israel[2][3] yet met in Paris while studying mime with Marcel Marceau.[4] He attended the Bronx High School of Science, where he was classmates in 1983 with actor Jon Cryer.[3]

Yakin studied filmmaking at New York's City College. He moved on to New York University, and made his first deal for a screenplay at age 19.[4]

Career[edit]

After finishing school, Yakin worked in the film, developing projects for several companies, and saw his first screenplay reach the screen in 1989, when The Punisher, a vehicle for Dolph Lundgren, was released. Yakin's next screenplay was The Rookie, starring Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen. Wanting to take on more personal material, Yakin drew from his experiences growing up in New York's inner city for his next screenplay, Fresh. Yakin opted to direct his screenplay for Fresh himself. The film won critical acclaim, earning the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival.

Yakin went back to his youth for inspiration on his next project. His experience with the Chassidic community informed his screenplay for A Price Above Rubies. Yakin rebounded with his next assignment, which was his first film that he directed but did not write; Remember the Titans was a major box office success, and moved him to the upper tier of bankable Hollywood talents.

His Holocaust drama Death in Love debuted in January 2008. Yakin describes it as a movie about the failure of the family and inability to change your past.[2]

He was a member of the US Dramatic Jury at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.[5]

In 2010, it was announced that Yakin would direct Sympathy for the Devil, with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Duhamel in the cast.[6] The project was still in development as of 2014.

Yakin is set to direct a family picture Max for Warner Bros. and MGM. The film will be released on January 30, 2015.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Yakin is married to Israeli music video director Alma Har'el.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Writer[edit]

Director[edit]

Producer[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Marathon, a graphic novel illustrated by Joe Infurnari, First Second, 2012
  • Jerusalem, a graphic novel illustrated by Nick Bertozzi, First Second, 2013

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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A.V. Club Denver/Boulder
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0800

Boaz Yakin's Fresh spends a lot of time with its title character before its story kicks into gear, briefly introducing the kids Fresh knows at school, the dozen more kids he lives with at his aunt's overcrowded apartment in the projects, his chess ...
 
New Jersey Jewish Standard
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:46:29 -0800

Like filmmakers before her, including Boaz Yakin with 1998's “A Price Above Rubies” and Adam Vardy with his “Mendy” in 2003, Giroux is finding the exotic flavor of chasidic life provides a wonderful setting for movies about forbidden love. As always ...
 
Deadline.com
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:06:49 -0800

EXCLUSIVE: Boaz Yakin has been set to direct Max, an original family adventure film that will begin production March 1. Yakin is writing the script with Sheldon Lettich and he will be exec producer. It's Yakin's first family film since Remember The Titans.

Haaretz

Haaretz
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 02:30:53 -0700

Graphic violence: Filmmaker Boaz Yakin turns the War of Independence into a comic-book novel. The highly regarded movie director and screenwriter says he was inspired by his family's past to write a book that focuses on 'the loss of innocence, both of ...
 
Indie Wire (blog)
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:24:20 -0700

Few directors have had careers as varied (and, quite frankly, bizarre) as Boaz Yakin's. He started out working on screenplays for big action movies like the Dolph Lundgren "Punisher" and Clint Eastwood's "The Rookie," before segueing into more personal ...

Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:14:05 -0700

Boaz Yakin is better known as a screenwriter than a comics guy, and Jerusalem: A Family Portrait is only his second effort in the medium. His graphic novel debut Marathon, a blurry riff on the epic battle between the Persians and Greeks, was fine, but ...
 
Comic Book Resources
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:09:30 -0700

There is no other place like it. The beauty, the history, the strife... and in Boaz Yakin's new original graphic novel "Jerusalem," on sale in April from First Second Books, the writer has focused on each of these aspects of Israel's capital city with ...
 
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Mon, 13 May 2013 09:08:06 -0700

While he may be best known for a film like the Jason Statham starring action film, Safe, director Boaz Yakin has become a relatively interesting filmmaker on that third rung of journeymen filmmakers often fitting most unsung action directors. However ...
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