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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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Colorado Springs Gazette
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:29:52 -0800

Director Boaz Yakin ("Remember the Titans") delivers "Max," this inspirational family drama about a mongrel dog that helped U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. When Max is brought to America, he suffers several hardships before being adopted by his handler's ...

Deadline.com

Deadline.com
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:11:00 -0800

Film goes before the cameras on Dec. 1 in the U.K. and is being directed by Jon M. Chu from a script and story by Pete Chiarelli and Ed Solomon, based on characters created by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. Producers are Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, ...
 
Broadway World
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:45:00 -0800

She was most recently cast in the Boaz Yakin family adventure film 'Max', which she will star alongside Thomas Haden Church. Graham garnered critical acclaim for her performance as Lorelai Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls," a series on which she also served ...

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Bam! Smack! Pow!
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:03:45 -0800

The Punisher was directed by Mark Goldblatt, written by Boaz Yakin, and starred Dolph Lundgren as Frank Castle / The Punisher, Louis Gosset Jr. as Jake Berkowitz, Jeroen Krabbé as Gianni Franco, Kim Kyori as Lady Tanaka, Bryan Marshall as Dino Moretti ...
 
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

NEW YORK – “It's not a memoir, and of course it does not purport to be a work of history,” Jewish-American film director Boaz Yakin ‏(“Fresh,” “Remember the Titans”‏) tells me at the outset of our conversation. He's referring to his new graphic novel, ...
 
Indie Wire (blog)
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:24:20 -0700

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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 ...
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