Academy Award-winning and two-time Golden Globe-winning film producer Jon Landau produced the two highest-grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar. Landau was also the Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox throughout the 1990s, supervising films such as Die Hard 2, True Lies, Power Rangers, and The Last of the Mohicans.
Born in New York City to a Jewish family, both of Landau’s parents were producers. Landau graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts in California.
Landau’s keen understanding of cutting-edge technologies and his enthusiasm for working with the best creative talent in the industry has enabled him to play a significant role in making sure numerous major motion pictures premiere in cinemas worldwide.
Landau has also been very instrumental in the licensing and marketing of his films across platforms throughout the globe. He has taken a hands-on approach in bringing innovation, diversity, and showmanship to globally-marketed cinema.
Today, Landau is proactively working with companies and individuals throughout the entertainment industry to push technologies to new levels that will allow fresh stories to be told and presented in engaging and immersive ways.
“It’s my responsibility to bring the dream of a movie to reality,” Landau said at the 2016 One Young World Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
Jon Landau attended One Young World 2015 Bangkok and One Young World 2016 Ottawa where he delivered a Special Session: Social Consciousness and Cinematic Storytelling.