Helen Estabrook

Helen Estabrook

Helen Estabrook is an Academy Award-nominated film and television producer. For many years she ran Right of Way Films, the production company of director Jason Reitman, and she continues to serve as his producing partner. Her career started with Reitman’s Up In The Air, starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Anna Kendrick. She then went on to produce the Duplass brothers’ Jeff, Who Lives at Home, starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms, as well as Reitman’s next three films, Young Adult, Labor Day and Men, Women andChildren. She spearheaded Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, producing first the ‘proof of concept’ short film and then the feature film. Whiplash won many awards, starting with the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance and culminating in three Academy Awards (with five nominations, including Best Picture). Estabrook also recently served a san executive producer on Fox Searchlight’s Demolition, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Her upcoming projects include two book adaptations, Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp for Universal, and Eliza Kennedy’s I Take You, as well as Reitman’s next collaboration with Diablo Cody and Charlize Theron, and an untitled thriller from Damien Chazelle.