More Jon Hurwitz Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay)Jon Hurwitz and HAYDEN SCHLOSSBERG are the writing team that brought you Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. They first met and became friends in high-school in New Jersey, selling their first script, Filthy, to MGM while seniors in college. Hurwitz was studying finance at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Schlossberg a history major at the University of Chicago with plans of attending law school. Upon selling Filthy, they moved to Hollywood to begin a career in the entertainment industry.
Their first taste of success came in 2004 with New Line Cinema's uproarious comedy, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, a film hailed as an instant stoner classic by Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun Times. The film garnered critical acclaim and a legion of fans, launching Harold & Kumar to immediate cult status. The New York Times said that it's "one of the few recent comedies that persuasively, and intelligently, engage the social realities of contemporary multicultural America.
On April 25th, 2008 Hurwitz & Schlossberg make their feature film directorial debut on the highly anticipated sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, a film they also wrote and co-produced with Mandate Pictures.
Hurwitz & Schlossberg have several projects in development at various studios and production companies.