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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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Hallels

Hallels
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Or will they be like Mickey's merry band of conmen in the BBC show Hustle? Considering how the first installment ended anything can happen. We can only imagine what a field day Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt must be having with the script.
 
Vulture
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:27:34 -0700

Let's wave farewell to this summer superhero season as it fades from view and enjoy the brief respite, for next year's batch will be upon us soon enough. Yet even if it feels as if Hollywood has managed to make every superhero movie it's wanted to in ...

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BeritaSatu
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:45 -0700

Kapten Persipura Boaz Solossa kepada wartawan Suara Pembaruan, Robert Vanwi di Royal Suites Hotel mengatakan hasil yang tidak memuaskan di Kuwait akan dibalas pada leg kedua di Stadion Mandala, Jayapura, Papua. Boaz yakin timnya mampu ...
 
LoSpazioBianco
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:51 -0700

In questa puntata ospitiamo la versione tradotta in italiano di questo articolo, pubblicato lo scorso 23 giugno, sul sito americano SuperHeroHype, una interessante disamina a firma di Spencer Perry sui film ispirati a diversi supereroi dei fumetti ...
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