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    Issue 40 Next Gen James Weaver - P 2013
    Christopher Patey
    James Weaver
    Point Grey Pictures, president

    As newly promoted president at Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Point Grey Pictures, Weaver has served in a producing capacity on 50/50 (as an associate producer) and The Guilt Trip (co-producer). This year, he graduated to full producer on the apocalyptic comedy This Is the End (which has earned $124 million worldwide).

    Weaver, a Bronxville, N.Y., native whose younger brother David works at UTA, is a producer on the upcoming Universal comedy Neighbors, starring Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Rogen, as well as the Sony comedy The Interview, a reteaming of stars James Franco and Rogen, who directs with Goldberg. The Union grad also set up the prom-night comedy Cherries at Good Universe, with Harold & Kumar directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg set to helm.

    FIRST JOB: Manager at an Express for Men in the Northridge Mall. (First industry job was in the mailroom at UTA.)

    C AREER MILESTONE: When Seth and Evan asked me to be a full producer with them on This Is the End, they hired a singing telegram to give me the news.

    IF I'M NOT WORKING: You'll probably find me running. I run a lot so that I can eat with my wife, who is a personal chef.

    MOST MEANINGFUL THING IN MY OFFICE: A desk plaque that just says, "James Weaver, Producer," which Seth and Evan gave me.

    BOOK ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

    IN MY BIOPIC, THE ACTOR PLAYING ME WOULD BE: James Franco. But he would definitely turn that role down.

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