Monday, January 9, 2012

Michael J. Jacobs

Country of origin: England

From Wikipedia:
Michael J. Jacobs (born May 25, 1952 in London, England) is a photojournalist turned feature film director and motion picture studio owner. Michael Jacobs has three decades of professional experience as a photojournalist. Assignments have taken him to nearly 70 countries, in every continent. During the Vietnam War Michael spent two years as a photojournalist and aircrewman in the U.S. Navy's elite Combat Camera Group. He later documented the opening of the new South Pole Station. With nearly thirty years photographing the entertainment industry, he has worked on more than 200 film, television, video and music productions. His photographic collection contains nearly two million images. Of these, more than 10,000 images and 500 articles have been published. In 2004, along with his wife Ruby Handler Jacobs, he founded the Rio Grande Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2006 he made his debut at the helm of award-winning Crab Orchard starring Edward Asner, Judge Reinhold and Ruby Handler. They are reported to have signed an agreement to co-produce a $50 million action thriller.
I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Jacobs and his wife several months ago, and I must say they are both truly remarkable people.

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