James Jacks

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James Jacks
Born December 29, 1947
United States
Died 20 January 2014(2014-01-20) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation Film producer

James "Jim" Jacks (December 29, 1947 – January 20, 2014[1]) was an American film producer of several blockbuster films.

Jacks grew up in a military family. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and from Cornell University with an MBA. He was working as a Wall Street financial analyst when he decided to be a screenwriter. Unsuccessful, he became head of production at Circle Films in the early- to mid-1980s and then senior vice-president of production at Universal Studios from the late-1980s into the early-1990s. In 1992, he became an independent producer with Alphaville Films, which he co-founded with Sean Daniel.[2] He left Alphaville Films in 2004.[3]

Jacks died on January 20, 2014 of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home at the age of 66.[4]

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