Judd Apatow
Mark Seliger
United States

Apatow Productions


Apatow is turning the industry¡¯s pandemic experience into art with his latest directorial effort, ¡°The Bubble,¡± a Netflix feature about a group of people in lockdown at a hotel trying to complete a film, with a cast that sports his wife Leslie Mann, daughter Iris Apatow, David Duchovny and Pedro Pascal. Apatow has made a habit of drawing from real life in his work, whether it¡¯s his own (2012¡¯s ¡°This Is 40¡±) or others¡¯ (2020¡¯s ¡°The King of Staten Island,¡± starring Pete Davidson). He is also notable for nurturing a long line of comic talent, casting Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Jay Baruchel in early roles and producing Lena Dunham¡¯s breakthrough series ¡°Girls¡± and Pete Holmes¡¯ ¡°Crashing¡± (both at HBO), plus Paul Rust¡¯s ¡°Love¡± at Netflix. In 2020, he executive produced ¡°Voices of Parkland,¡± a documentary about the 2018 school shooting in Florida.




  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
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