|Born||Plainfield, New Jersey|
Lawrence Blume (born 1963) is an American filmmaker. He was named among the "Ten Rising Stars of Comedy" by The Hollywood Reporter for his first feature-length film, Martin & Orloff, which premiered at the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and made its television debut on Comedy Central. His most recent feature film, Tiger Eyes, an adaptation of the young adult bestseller written by his mother, Judy Blume, was released in 2013. Currently, he is directing the thriller Under The Black Sun and the romantic comedy Snooze Bar.
Blume is the youngest son of young adult novelist Judy Blume. As a child, he was the inspiration for "Fudge", the wild and crazy toddler who swallowed a turtle, in his mother's book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Blume was the founder/co-owner of PostWorks, New York's largest post-production company, and has worked as a production consultant on many films, including Who Killed The Electric Car and TransAmerica. As a pioneer in non-linear digital editing, he helped design and run the post production center at the Sundance Filmmaker's Lab, worked as a consultant to Avid Technology, and has lectured extensively on HDTV, Digital Cinema, and the convergence of television and the internet.
Blume is a founding investor of City Winery, a fully functioning winery and live music venue with locations in New York, Chicago, Napa, and Nashville, and is an entrepreneur with investments in media companies and real estate. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and Producer’s Guild of America.
In 2013, Blume directed, co-wrote, and produced the film Tiger Eyes, based on his mother's 1981 novel of the same name. Judy Blume also co-wrote the script, and his stepfather George Cooper served as executive producer.
|1985||Evergreen||TV Mini-Series, Assistant to Director|
|1986||On Wings of Eagles||TV Mini-Series, Assistant Director|
|1987||To Walk A City's Street||TV, Director|
|1991||ABC Weekend Specials: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (#12.2)||TV Episode, Director and Producer|
|1995||Search and Destroy||Editor|
|2002||Martin & Orloff||Director and Producer|
|2006||Who Killed the Electric Car?||Special Thanks|
|2012||Tiger Eyes||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
Awards, Honors, and Nominations
- Sarasota Film Festival ( “Best of Fest” Award)
- East Lansing Film Festival (Winner: Audience Award: Best Feature)
- The Art Institute of Chicago (Winner: Christopher Wetzel Award for Independent Comedy)
- High Times Magazine Stoney Award: Best Unreleased film of 2003 (nominee)
- IFP/West Independent Spirit Award: Motorola Producer of the Year
- Top Ten Films of 2003: Chicago Reader
- Hollywood Reporter: 2002 Ten Rising Stars of Comedy: Lawrence Blume
- Red Nation Film Festival (Winner: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor)
- Palm Beach International Film Festival (Winner: Best Film)
- American Indian Film Festival (Winner)
- "Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre features Los Angeles best improv, sketch and stand up comedy seven nights a week". Losangeles.ucbtheatre.com. 2006-02-25. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Judy Blume Adapting 'Tiger Eyes' for Big Screen". The Hollywood Reporter. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- Churnin, Nancy (2013-05-31). "Judy Blume's 'Tiger Eyes' heads to Dallas June 7, directed by the original 'Fudge' — her son, Lawrence Blume". Retrieved 2014-01-27.
- Writer. "Slated " Lawrence Blume". Slated.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- Ryzik, Melena (2013-05-31). "Judy Blume and Lawrence Blume Collaborate on 'Tiger Eyes'". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
- Miss HIGH TIMES 2008. "Stony Awards Nominations Announced". Hightimes.Com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.