Jacob Pechenik is an American film producer. He became popular as a producer of Craig Johnson’s 2014 comedy-drama film,
The Skeleton Twins. He is also the Executive Producer of Anne Hathaway-starrer Song One, Kevin Costner’s Black or White, and the Indie comedy film, Electric Slide. Initially, Pechenik has worked as a CEO for TechTrader, a business-to-business tech firm.
In 2003, he established the production company called Venture Forth Productions. He made his debut as an Executive Producer in Azazel Jacobs’ 2011 independent comedy drama film, Terri. He is also the Executive Producer of Richard Linklater’s third installment of the romantic drama film,
Before Midnight (2013).
In 2015, he co-produced the comedy film, Rock the Kasbah. It was during the making of this film that he and
Zooey Deschanel have met and started dating. The two eventually got married and they now have two kids namely Elsie Otter Pechenik (born in 2015) and Charlie Wolf (born in 2017). Aside from the abovementioned films, Pechenik has worked as the Executive Producer of films like Jobs (2013), We Are What We Are (2013), The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013), Devil’s Pass (2013), The Immigrant (2014), Rudderless (2014), Life of Crime (2014), Cold Comes the Night (2014), She’s Funny That Way (2015), Amnesiac (2015), and Solace (2016).