June 13, 2013 – Santa Monica- Jason Weiss has joined Myriad Pictures as Senior Vice President, Production, it was announced today by Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico. In this role, Weiss will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Myriad’s growing production and development activities. Myriad’s current production projects include the recently announced Weightless starring Jessica Alba, written and to be directed by Academy Award nominee Milo Addica, the action thriller Caught Stealing starring Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin, and the comedy Guidance starring Seann William Scott and Leslie Bibb.
Weiss most recently has been heading up his own production/management company. Prior to that, Weiss started up and ran MGM’s DVD Premiere division, where he oversaw production and development of a slate of movies primarily based on MGM library franchises such as Legally Blonde, Stargate, The Cutting Edge, Into The Blue and Dead Like Me; as well as original movies such as Picture This starring Ashley Tisdale. Weiss was also an executive at MTV Films, where he oversaw projects such as The Dirt (Based on Neil Strauss’s book about Motley Crue), Black Hole (based on the graphic novels by Charles Burns), and the remake of the 1979 Walter Hill movie The Warriors. Prior to that, Weiss was an executive at New Regency where he worked on movies such as The Runaway Jury, Don’t Say A Word, Daredevil, Just My Luck and The Onion Movie; and Paramount Pictures where he worked on Along Came A Spider and The Ladies’ Man. Weiss got his start in the business working for Scott Rudin.