Bob Yari

Bob Yari (born Babar Yaghoubzadeh) is an Iranian-born film producer best known for his work on the Academy Award-winning drama "Crash". Yari, the son of Iranian immigrants, grew up in New York City and trained in ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1961

Filmography

Producer (45)

Killing Pablo 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Papa 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guns, Girls and Gambling 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Red Sky 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crash 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tyson 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Maiden Heist 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nothing But the Truth 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Possession 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Accidental Husband 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Doesn't Kill You 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Even Money 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

First Snow 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gray Matters 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shortcut to Happiness 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Factory Girl 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Find Me Guilty 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

L.A. Riot Spectacular 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Illusionist 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Painted Veil 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Winter Passing 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Devil's Pond 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Employee of the Month 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Producer

Hostage 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

In Enemy Hands 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Prime 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sueno 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Chumscrubber 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matador 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Thumbsucker 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Love Song for Bobby Long 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Agent Cody Banks: Destination London 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Agent Cody Banks 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mind Games 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Christmas in Wonderland (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

Papa 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Mind Games 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Bob Yari (born Babar Yaghoubzadeh) is an Iranian-born film producer best known for his work on the Academy Award-winning drama "Crash". Yari, the son of Iranian immigrants, grew up in New York City and trained in cinematography at the University of Santa Barbara. After making his film debut as director of the 1989 horror feature "Mind Games", Yari quit the film business and made his fortune as a real estate tycoon. Still peripherally involved in film as a financier of everything from big-budget Hollywood films to small independent features, Yari used his financial clout to help bring A-list talent to films with tighter budgets. In 2004, he served as the primary financial backer of the critically acclaimed ensemble drama "Crash", a role that generated some controversy when Yari sued the Producers Guild of America for denying him a full producer credit on the Oscar-winning film, which meant that he did not receive an Oscar when the film unexpectedly won the Best Picture award. (He did receive honors from other award organizations, including the U.K.'s BAFTA Awards.) Yari also took out full-page ads in the movie industry trade papers calling for an end to the arbitration panels that denied him a credit.

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