Jason Resnick is a consultant and executive producer advising filmmakers on the financing, packaging and distribution opportunities for their projects. Among others, he is currently working with the film commission of the government of Colombia and the Brazilian production company, Gullane Films.
From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Resnick served as an executive for Universal Pictures and Focus Features. His most recent title was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Acquisitions for the Universal Pictures Group. In this capacity, Resnick was in charge of all acquisitions and co-productions of completed films, films in post-production, pre-buys and co-productions for all of Universal’s distribution platforms worldwide: Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Rogue Pictures and Universal Home Entertainment. His acquisitions included Drag Me to Hell, Ray, The Motorcycle Diaries and Jet Li’s Fearless.
From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Resnick was also in charge of Universal’s local language productions in Latin America and Asia. In Latin America, this included overseeing Universal’s production deal in Brazil with Fernando Meirelles; bringing in and overseeing Elite Squad, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival and among the ten most successful Brazilian films of all time, and overseeing the Mexican film, Sin Nombre, which won the Directing and Cinematography Awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In Asia this included two major Japanese productions, Dororo and Midnight Eagle, overseeing Universal’s production deal with Hong Kong-based producer, Bill Kong featuring master fight choreographer, Yuen Wo Ping’s, upcoming martial arts epic: True Legend, and Universal’s co-production with CJ Entertainment of Thirst, Korean director Park Chan-wook’s new vampire film which won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Mr. Resnick is fluent in French and Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.