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Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning producer known for Avatar and Titanic

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Jon Landau

Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning producer known for Avatar and Titanic

Biography

Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning producer Jon Landau has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to oversee and deliver major motion pictures. He currently holds the distinction of having produced the two highest grossing movies of all-time, Avatar and Titanic. The combination of Landau's thorough understanding of the most complex state-of-the-art visual effects technologies, his experience working hand-in-hand with the highest calibre of creative talent, and his ability to motivate people have all enabled him to play a significant role in numerous major motion pictures.

In addition to Avatar and Titanic, Landau has produced Steven Soderbergh's Solaris. He also co-produced, under his and James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment banner, Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy and the family comedy hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Throughout the early ‘90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox where he supervised production on all major motion pictures, including the action-packed Die Hard 2, Mrs. Doubtfire, True Lies, Power Rangers, Aliens 3, Last of the Mohicans and many more.

Throughout his career, Landau has also been instrumental in the licensing and marketing of his films across all platforms globally. He has taken a hands-on approach to bringing innovation, diversity and showmanship to these areas of the process.

Landau is the 2010 recipient of University of Southern California’s Mary Pickford Award, which recognizes alumni contributions to the cinematic arts. With the award, Landau joins a list of distinguished USC alumni including Robert Zemeckis, Ray Harryhausen and Brian Grazer. Thanks to his knowledge and communication skills, Landau has also received the honour of being asked to represent the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Washington DC at Congress’ Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Landau pro actively works with companies and individuals throughout the entertainment industry to push technologies to new levels that will allow new stories to be presented in more engaging and immersive ways.

Landau has been a speaker both domestically and internationally at educational institutions and companies and organisations such as Microsoft, Adobe, Chief Marketing Officers’ Association, Young Presidents Organization, Autodesk, Symantec, Bank of America, Cisco, University of Southern California, Loyola University and Mofilm. In his engaging presentations, he not only shares insight into the film industry, but also discusses the broader perspective of business management, innovative marketing and motivational philosophies.

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