Jason Bateman | Executive Producer | Under the Banner of Heaven

Jason Bateman

Executive Producer

Jason Bateman is one of the most in-demand talents in Hollywood for his skill both in front of and behind the camera. In 2019, he earned an Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series” for his work on Ozark. Additionally, he has been nominated for multiple Emmy, SAG® and Golden Globe® awards for his leading television roles in Ozark and Arrested Development, the former of which earned him the 2019 SAG Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series” and the latter of which won him the 2005 Golden Globe for “Best Actor in a Comedy Series.”

In 2012, Bateman established the production banner Aggregate Films with a first-look partnership with Universal Pictures and Universal Television. In 2018, Bateman partnered with producer and executive Michael Costigan and together they set Aggregate Films in a first-look deal with Netflix.

Bateman currently executive produces and stars, alongside Laura Linney and Julia Garner, in Netflix’s Ozark, produced by Aggregate Films and MRC. He recently guest starred and served as the director in the first two episodes of HBO’s The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name. Additionally, he was an executive producer of the series under his production banner and MRC. He gained critical acclaim for his role as “Michael Bluth” in FOX’s Arrested Development and reprised his role for its return on Netflix. Upcoming, Bateman will serve as an executive producer on the Netflix film, Your Place or Mine, produced by Hello Sunshine, Lean Machine and Aggregate Films.

In 2016, Bateman starred in and directed The Family Fang, which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Bateman voiced in Disney’s Oscar® and Golden Globe-winning Zootopia. In 2015, Bateman starred in the psychological thriller, The Gift. In 2014, Bateman starred in and made his directorial debut with Focus Feature’s Bad Words, which had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and its U.S. premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. In 2011, Bateman took on back-to-back leading roles in The Change-Up and the box office hit Horrible Bosses, which he reprised in the 2014 sequel Horrible Bosses 2.

In 2010, Bateman starred in the romantic comedy The Switch. He had a supporting role in the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated film Up in the Air. In 2009, Bateman headlined Extract, which he produced through his previous F+A Productions. In 2007, he had a pivotal role in Juno, which received best film nominations by most major film critics’ groups, as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His other film credits include in This Is Where I Leave You, Game Night, Office Christmas Party, Identity Thief, Couples Retreat, The Invention of Lying, State of Play, Hancock, The Break-Up, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Kingdom, Paul and Starsky & Hutch.

In July 2020, Bateman alongside Will Arnett and Sean Hayes launched SmartLess, a podcast series discussing shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity with a mystery guest. After its debut, Amazon Music and Wondery acquired the exclusive rights for upwards of $80 million. The series was nominated for a 2021 People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite Pop Podcast’ and a 2022 iHeartRadio Podcast Award for ‘Podcast of the Year.’ This February, the dynamic trio will embark on a six-city, in-person tour across the U.S. The Discovery Channel has ordered a two-part docuseries that will follow the three hosts while on tour, which will launch on the Discovery+ streaming platform later this year.

Michael Costigan

Executive Producer