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Other names  Greg Jacobs
Name  Gregory Jacobs
Years active  1987–present
Role  Film director
Spouse(s)  Heather Jacobs
Children  2

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Occupation  Film director, assistant director, producer, screenwriter
Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Movies  Magic Mike XXL, Magic Mike, Wind Chill, Edge of Tomorrow, Criminal
Similar People  Reid Carolin, Adam Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Nash, Joe Manganiello

Alma mater  Tisch School of the Arts

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Gregory "Greg" Jacobs is an American film director, assistant director, producer, and screenwriter. He has frequently collaborated with several film directors, most notably Steven Soderbergh. Jacobs has also been operating as a director himself, having overseen projects such as Criminal, Wind Chill and Magic Mike XXL.


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Early life

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Jacobs was born and raised in Harrington Park, New Jersey, where he was educated at Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan. Jacobs is the son of Rafael Jacobs, who works as a lawyer and Marti Jacobs. He has a brother, Douglas Jacobs, who is the president of Integrated Sports Media, a sports firm, located in Hoboken. Jacobs is also a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts. During a hiatus from the school in 1986, he worked as an assistant director to John Sayles on the independent film Matewan.


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Jacobs has been active as an assistant director in his career for film directors such as the Coen brothers, Richard Linklater, Sayles, John Schlesinger and Steven Soderbergh. Jacobs first began cooperating with Soderbergh in 1993 on King of the Hill. In 2004, Jacobs released Criminal, his first feature film as a director, which he also wrote the script and helped produce. His second project was Wind Chill, announced in October 2005. It premiered in 2007. In March 2014, it was reported that Jacobs would helm Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the first film, with Soderbergh acting instead as an executive producer, cinematographer and film editor.


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For his involvement as one of the producers of Behind the Candelabra, Jacobs won an Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, which he shared along with Jerry Weintraub, Susan Ekins and Michael Polaire. The same year, he was also the recipient of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, as well as the PGA Award, Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.


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