Boaz Yakin (born June 20, 1966 is an American screenwriter and film director based in New York City. Yakin studied filmmaking at City College of New York and New York University. He’s the writer of such screenplays as Fresh and A Price Above Rubies, and he is the director of the film Remember the Titans.
Yakin was born in New York City to an Israeli couple who met in Paris while studying mime with Marcel Marceau. He attended a yeshiva, and later, the Bronx High School of Science, where he was classmates in 1983 with actor Jon Cryer.
Yakin studied filmmaking at New York’s City College. He moved on to New York University, and made his first deal for a screenplay at the age of 19.
After finishing school, Yakin worked in the film business helping to develop projects for several companies, and saw his first screenplay reach the screen in 1989, when The Punisher, a vehicle for Dolph Lundgren, was released. Yakin’s next screenplay was The Rookie, starring Clint Eastwood… read more