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Gregory Jacobs

Gregory Jacobs

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Gregory Jacobs produced Equilibrium, Steven Soderbergh's segment of a trio of short films being released together as Eros. Michaelangelo Antonioni and Wong Kar-wai directed the other two segments. He is also co-producing Ocean's Twelve, Soderbergh's sequel to the 2001 worldwide hit which went into production in April, 2004.

Jacobs previously executive produced Solaris and produced Full Frontal for Soderbergh. They began their association in 1992 when Jacobs was first assistant director on King of the Hill.

Since that time he has collaborated with the director on nine additional films, including Equilibrium, Solaris, Full Frontal Ocean's Eleven, the Academy Award-winning Traffic, Erin Brockovich (nominated for an Academy Award), The Limey, Out of Sight, and The Underneath.

A native of New Jersey, Jacobs attended New York University Film School. While still a student, he worked as a production assistant on independ­ent filmmaker John Sayles' movie Matewan. He subsequently served as Sayles' 2nd assistant director on the films Eight Men Out and City of Hope.

As a first assistant director, he has worked frequently with such notable directors as John Schlesinger, Roland Joffe, Hal Hartley and Richard Linklater.

Among his other credits are Miller's Crossing, and Little Man Tate.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Gregory Jacobs Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Producer

Selected Filmography

Magic Mike XXL
Wind Chill
Criminal
Magic Mike: 1-2
Che
Wind Chill by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment by Gregory Jacobs
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