June 20, 1966 |
New York City
||Writer, director, producer
Boaz Yakin (born June 20, 1966) 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.
Yakin was born in New York City. His parents were born in Israel yet met in Paris while studying mime with Marcel Marceau. He attended the Bronx High School of Science, where he was classmates in 1983 with actor Jon Cryer.
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.
After finishing school, Yakin worked in the film business helping to develop 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.
He was a member of the US Dramatic Jury at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2013, he will direct Sympathy for the Devil, with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Duhamel in the cast.
Yakin is married to Israeli music video director Alma Har'el.
- Marathon, a graphic novel illustrated by Joe Infurnari, First Second, 2012
- Jerusalem, a graphic novel illustrated by Nick Bertozzi, First Second, 2013
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:02:56 -0700
American film producer and screenwriter Boaz Yakin is best known for successful movies like Remember the Titans, Fresh, and 2013's Now You See Me. But his latest release isn't a movie, but a graphic novel based on his own family's experiences. The ...
Charlotte Business Journal
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Charlotte to star in new movie by 'Remember the Titans' director Boaz Yakin. Belgian Shepherd dog. Enlarge Photo. RKSS | Thinkstock. "Max" will tell the story of a Belgian shepherd dog traumatized by war and adopted by a bereaved family. Jen Wilson ...
Up and Comers
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:43:51 -0700
Remember the Titans director Boaz Yakin has been tapped to bring the story to life for MGM. He and Sheldon Lettich wrote the script, and production is expected to start in May in Charlotte, N.C.. Wiggins signed with UTA prior to the Sundance premiere ...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:24:24 -0700
Boaz Yakin wrote the script and is directing the picture, which is due to begin shooting in May in North Carolina. Karen Rosenfelt and Ken Blancato are producing. PHOTOS: Super Bowl: Game Time! The Puppy Bowl X Starting Lineup. Inspired by true events, ...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:59:28 -0700
Boaz Yakin ist kein allzu präsenter Name im Filmbusiness, der Regisseur lieferte jedoch schon durchaus bekannte Streifen wie Uptown Girls - Eine Zicke kommt selten allein oder Safe - Todsicher mit Jason Statham ab, wenn auch mit eher mäßigem Erfolg ...
The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:43:49 -0700
Directed by Boaz Yakin and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Remember the Titans is an American sports movie that was released in 2000 and was inspired from a screenplay written by Gregory Allen Howard. It told the true story of a newly appointed ...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:22:13 -0700
... goes to live with his dead handler's grieving family. Hellion's Josh Wiggins stars as the young boy who bonds with the erratic dog in the Boaz Yakin pic. [THR]. PREVIOUSLY: Leonardo DiCaprio to star in grisly grizzly Western for Alejandro González ...
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:48:45 -0700
“Max” tells the story of a Marine work dog who returns from Afghanistan after his handler is killed. The man's family adopts the dog, who is still suffering from the traumas of war. Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans”) is slated to direct the film. Not ...
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