Boaz Yakin

Screenwriter, Director
The first feature for this Los Angeles-based screenwriter-director, "Fresh" (1994), was a gritty depiction of a 12-year-old Brooklyn drug runner. Yakin researched his script in the drug-ravaged communities of his native ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1965 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (13)

Max 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Now You See Me 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

Now You See Me 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Safe 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Death in Love 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Price Above Rubies 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Legionnaire 1998 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Fresh 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Rookie 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Punisher 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Punisher 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

Max 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Now You See Me 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bombay Beach 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bombay Beach 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Death in Love 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

2001 Maniacs 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hostel 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (7)

Max 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Safe 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Death in Love 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

A Price Above Rubies 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Fresh 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

The first feature for this Los Angeles-based screenwriter-director, "Fresh" (1994), was a gritty depiction of a 12-year-old Brooklyn drug runner. Yakin researched his script in the drug-ravaged communities of his native New York. The picture was generally well-received and projected its helmer into the forefront of young American independents. Yakin launched his career shortly after graduation from film school, moving West to pursue opportunities as a screenwriter. In L.A., he developed projects for United Artists, Warner Brothers and White Eagle Productions, Sylvester Stallone's production company. Yakin co-wrote an action flick, "The Punisher" (1989), for New World Pictures. Based on a popular Marvel Comics vigilante character, the film starred Dolph Lundgren and Louis Gossett Jr. His second co-writing credit was on "The Rookie" (1990), an underperforming cop picture co-produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred with Charlie Sheen.

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Wrote and directed action thriller "Safe," starring Jason Statham

2010

Penned screenplay for "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," starring Jake Gyllenhaal

2009

Helmed the drama "Death in Love"; also penned screenplay

2004

Wrote "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," a prequel to the 1987 blockbuster "Dirty Dancing"

2003

Directed the comedy "Uptown Girls," starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning

2000

First film that he directed but did not write, "Remember the Titans"

1998

Wrote and directed "A Price Above Rubies"

1994

Made feature directing debut with "Fresh"; also penned screenplay

1990

Wrote the screenplay for "The Rookie," starring Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen

1989

First produced screenplay, "The Punisher"

1985

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

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