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Employment History

Partner

Overbrook Entertainment

President

Overbrook Entertainment

Partner and Producer

Overbrook Entertainment

Owner and Manager

Brookside Artist Management

Education



Overbrook High School

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The network has granted the comedy ...

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The network has granted the comedy a script commitment and Will Smith, his longtime business partner James Lassiter, wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and her brother Caleeb Pinkett are all set to serve as executive producers.

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Will Smith and James Lassiter launched their Overbrook Entertainment production company in the late '90s and Jada Pinkett Smith is listed as a partner.


Sony Pictures - Press Releases

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Keller's story will be produced into a feature film by James Lassiter, Will Smith, and Ken Stovitz through their Overbrook Entertainment banner, as well as by Adetoro Makinde's Back Door Films.

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As a producer, Smith is partnered with James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz in Overbrook Entertainment, which has produced such projects as Ali, I, Robot, Saving Face, Hitch, ATL, The Pursuit of Happyness, and, most recently, Lakeview Terrace, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington.
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JAMES LASSITER joined forces with Will Smith to create Overbrook Entertainment, a production and management company, in 1998.
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Since then, Lassiter has produced several hit films, including, most recently, Seven Pounds, starring Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino, and Hancock, starring Smith and Charlize Theron.
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Lassiter also produced the 2007 box-office smash I Am Legend , which took in over $580 million worldwide, and the 2006 hit The Pursuit of Happyness, which resonated with audiences around the world, earning Smith an Oscar® nomination for his performance and grossing over $300 million at the box office.
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In 2005, Lassiter produced the romantic comedy Hitch, also a global hit, earning over $360 million, as well as the award winning film Saving Face, starring Joan Chen.
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In addition, Lassiter was an executive producer on the sci-fi thriller I, Robot, and also served as a producer on the critically acclaimed Ali, for which Smith earned his first Academy Award® nomination, and ATL , starring platinum recording artist T.I.
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In television, Lassiter most recently served as executive producer on the CW network's "All of Us."
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Lassiter recently graced the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine's Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers edition alongside Smith.
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Last Year, Smith and Lassiter were named Variety's Showmen of the Year.
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Like Smith, Lassiter attended Philadelphia's Overbrook High School. After graduating, he became manager for DJ Jazzy Jeff (Lassiter's longtime friend, Jeff Townes) and the Fresh Prince (Smith). Lassiter continued to work with Smith when Smith began his acting career.
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KEN STOVITZ joined Will Smith and James Lassiter at Overbrook Entertainment as a partner in 2007.
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Smith, Lassiter and Stovitz are building Overbrook into a major supplier of film and television productions.
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In addition to the films they produce under their first-look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Overbrook has entered into a deal with India-based UTV, which finances films to be produced by Smith and Lassiter, with Sony distributing.


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Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have formed a joint venture with Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter to develop and produce major motion pictures.

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The partnership began over dinner with Jada, Will, James Lassiter and JAY-Z, where they decided to co-invest in the now successful beauty products line Carol's Daughter.
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"We are excited to partner together to develop and produce a wide variety of films with our longtime friend JAY-Z, with whom we share a common global vision, both commercially and philosophically, and look forward to collaborating once again with the incredibly talented executives at Sony," said Overbrook Co-Founder James Lassiter.
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Overbrook Entertainment, founded by partners James Lassiter and Will Smith, is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment focused in film and television and has produced a diverse slate of both critically acclaimed and blockbuster feature films, which have generated more than $2.5 billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts and even more in home video sales.


Producer and Overbrook co-founder ...

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Producer and Overbrook co-founder James Lassiter added, "Finding and developing new family stories is not just good business for advertisers but for content creators as well.

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Overbrook Entertainment's partners James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith are committed to offering extraordinary entertainment art to a global audience in film and television, producing a diverse slate of both critically acclaimed and blockbuster feature films, which have generated more than $2.5 billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts.


May 7, 2013 – Virgin Produced | Press Release | Sony Pictures

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CULVER CITY, CA (May 10, 2013) - Virgin Produced, the film and television arm of the Virgin Group, has teamed up with Overbrook Entertainment on a non-exclusive pact, which will support the After Earth franchise, starting with the upcoming May 31st release, it was announced today by Jason Felts, CEO of Virgin Produced, and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment.

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Lassiter added, "We are excited for the opportunity to join forces with Virgin Produced.
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Columbia Pictures presents an Overbrook Entertainment/Blinding Edge Pictures production directed by M. Night Shyamalan from a screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan and a story by Will Smith, and produced by Caleeb Pinkett, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, James Lassiter, and M. Night Shyamalan.
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ABOUT OVERBROOK ENTERTAINMENTOverbrook Entertainment, founded by partners James Lassiter, Will Smith and run along with partner Jada Pinkett Smith, is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment focused in film and television and has produced a diverse slate of both critically acclaimed and blockbuster feature films, which have generated more than $2.5 billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts and even more in home video sales.

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