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Bob Yari (Persian: باب یاری‎; born May 30, 1961) is an Iranian-born American film producer.

Bob Yari
Babar Yaghoubzadeh

(1961-05-30) May 30, 1961 (age 58)
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
OccupationFilm Producer
Years active1989–present



Yari was born to a Jewish family[1][2] in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in New York City, and studied cinematography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Producers of the film Crash won the Best Picture at the 78th Academy Awards. Although Yari received screen credit as one of the producers of Crash, the Producers Guild of America refused to designate him as a producer to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the purpose of nominating producers of the film for the Best Picture Oscar. Yari sued both the Academy and the Guild in the Los Angeles Superior Court and lost at the demurrer stage. The trial court's decision was affirmed by the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District on March 25, 2008.[3][non-primary source needed]

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  1. ^ "Having found success in U.S., Iranian Jews turn to show biz". JewishLight. Archived from the original on February 3, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  2. ^ Jewish Telegraph Agency: "Arts & Culture Having Found Success in U.s., Iranian Jews Turn to Show Biz" June 29, 2006
  3. ^ Yari v. Producers Guild of Am., 161 Cal. App. 4th 172 (2008).

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