Jon Jashni

Jon Jashni is an American media investor and advisor.

Jon Jashni


In 1999, Jashni and Kevin Burns formed Synthesis Entertainment, which develops and produces content based on properties of the Irwin Allen estate[1] such as Poseidon, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,[2] The Time Tunnel and Lost in Space.

From 2006 to 2016 Jashni was president and chief creative officer of Legendary Entertainment,[3][4] working as a producer and developing film projects including Kong: Skull Island,[5] The Great Wall,[6] Warcraft,[7] Crimson Peak,[8] Godzilla (2014),[9] 42,[10] and Pacific Rim.[11][12][13][14] He also played a key role in corporate dealings including the sale of Legendary to the Dalian Wanda Group Co for $3.5 billion.[15][16] In 2016 he started Raintree Ventures, an entertainment-related investment fund.[17]

He is an executive producer of a Netflix Lost in Space series released in 2018.[18][19][20]

He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[21] and the Producers Guild of America,[22] and a trustee emeritus of the American Film Institute.[23]

Personal life and education

Jashni was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1984 with a BS in Corporate Finance. He also attended UCLA Anderson School of Management and graduated in 1987 with an MBA in Organizational Behavior.[citation needed]



1994The InkwellExecutive Producer[24]
1999Anna and the KingCo-Producer[25]
The HurricaneCo-Producer[26]
2002Sweet Home AlabamaExecutive Producer[27]
2005DreamerExecutive Producer[28]
2006PoseidonExecutive Producer[30]
2009Observe and ReportExecutive Producer[32]
The HangoverExecutive Producer[33]
Where the Wild Things AreExecutive Producer[34]
Trick 'r TreatExecutive Producer[35]
Ninja AssassinExecutive Producer[36]
2010Clash of the TitansExecutive Producer[37]
Jonah HexExecutive Producer[38]
The TownExecutive Producer[39]
2011Sucker PunchExecutive Producer[40]
2012Wrath of the TitansExecutive Producer[41]
2013Jack the Giant SlayerExecutive Producer[42]
42: The Jackie Robinson StoryExecutive Producer[43]
Pacific RimProducer[44]
2014300: Rise of an EmpireExecutive Producer[45]
As Above, So BelowProducer[47]
Dracula UntoldExecutive Producer[48]
Seventh SonExecutive Producer[51]
Straight Outta ComptonExecutive Producer[52]
Crimson PeakProducer[53]
2017The Great WallProducer[57]
Kong: Skull IslandProducer[58]
2018Pacific Rim: UprisingProducer[59]
2019Godzilla: King of the MonstersProducer[60]
2021Godzilla vs. KongProducer[61]


1989Get Smart, Again!Associate Producer[62]
2002The Time TunnelExecutive Producer[63]
2004The Robinsons: Lost in SpaceExecutive Producer[64]
2018Lost in SpaceExecutive Producer[65]
2019 Make It Work Executive Producer [66]
2020 Equal Executive Producer [67]


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