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Joyce Maynard says she loves the film version of her book 'Labor Day'

Joyce Maynard says she loves the film version of her book 'Labor Day'

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. author Joyce Maynard says she couldn't be more pleased with writer-director Jason Reitman's big-screen adaptation of her romantic drama "Labor Day."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Jason Reitman to write, direct film based on Kaui Hart Hemmings' book

Jason Reitman to write, direct film based on Kaui Hart Hemmings' book

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood writer-director Jason Reitman is working on a film adaptation of the soon-to-be-published novel "The Possibilities," EW.com reported.
Winslet, Brolin to star in 'Labor Day'

Winslet, Brolin to star in 'Labor Day'

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Writer-director Jason Reitman is adapting Joyce Maynard's novel "Labor Day" for the big screen, Hollywood's Paramount Pictures announced.
Ferrera, Groening to be Sundance judges

Ferrera, Groening to be Sundance judges

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Actress America Ferrera and "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening are to serve as judges at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, organizers announced.
Cody, Reitman reunite for 'Young Adult'

Cody, Reitman reunite for 'Young Adult'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says it has acquired the worldwide rights to Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody's upcoming film "Young Adult."
'Up in the Air' gets DVD release date

'Up in the Air' gets DVD release date

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Best picture Oscar contender "Up in the Air" is to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States just days after Academy Awards are handed out.
'Air' tops NBR list of year's best films

'Air' tops NBR list of year's best films

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- "Up in the Air" won several U.S. National Board of Review awards Thursday, including one for best picture.
New project reunites Bateman and Reitman

New project reunites Bateman and Reitman

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jason Bateman is reuniting with his "Juno" director, Jason Reitman, for the big-screen adaptation of Walter Kirn's novel "Up in the Air."
Carrey, Reitman to team up on comedy

Carrey, Reitman to team up on comedy

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Jason Reitman and comic actor Jim Carrey reportedly are planning to collaborate on the new big-screen comedy "Pierre Pierre."

80th Academy Awards ceremony under way

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 80th Academy Awards show, which honors the year's best in film, is under way at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

'Juno' DVD to be sold in Starbucks

CENTURY CITY, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The box office hit "Juno" will be the first Fox Home Entertainment DVD to be sold at Starbucks coffee outlets in the United States, the studio said Wednesday.
Adoption line in 'Juno' draws criticism

Adoption line in 'Juno' draws criticism

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Jason Reitman, the Canadian director of the acclaimed big-screen comedy "Juno," is defending a line of the film's dialogue that some have found offensive.

Stars planning to attend Oscars lunch

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Oscar nominees George Clooney, Viggo Mortensen, Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Ellen Page are set to attend an upcoming Hollywood luncheon in their honor.

'Juno' passes $100M mark

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight announced its Oscar-nominated comedy "Juno" has become the Hollywood studio's first film to cross the $100 million mark at the box office.

Page drawn to 'Juno' screenplay, cast

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- People were predicting Canadian actress Ellen Page would get an Oscar nomination even before her big-screen comedy "Juno" opened in theaters.
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Director Jason Reitman (L) and wife Michelle Lee attend the premiere of the film "Snow Angels" in Los Angeles on February 28, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2006), Juno (2007), and Up in the Air (2009). As of February 2, 2010, he has received four Academy Award nominations, two of which are for Best Director. Reitman is a citizen of both Canada and the United States.

Reitman was born in Montreal, Quebec. His mother, Geneviève Robert, is a French-Canadian actress sometimes billed as Geneviève Deloir. His father is Canadian-Jewish comedy director Ivan Reitman, who was born in Czechoslovakia to Holocaust survivors. Reitman has two younger sisters, Catherine and Caroline. When he was still a child, his family moved to Los Angeles. His father, Ivan, directed the successful films Ghostbusters, Stripes, and Kindergarten Cop. Jason described his childhood self as "a loser... a movie geek... shy." In the late 1980s, Reitman began appearing in small acting parts and serving as a production assistant on his father's films. He spent time in the editing rooms of his father's movies, learning the process. Throughout his 20s, instead of accepting offers to make commercial feature films, Reitman began making his own short films and directing commercials. Although he was offered the opportunity to direct Dude, Where's My Car? on two separate occasions, he declined.

Reitman graduated from the Harvard-Westlake School in 1995; Reitman was a high jumper in High School. Reitman went on to major in English/Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.

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