Siskel/Jacobs Productions

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Siskel/Jacobs Productions
Industry Motion pictures/Television
Founded 2005
Founder Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Key people
Jon Siskel
Greg Jacobs

Siskel/Jacobs Productions is a Chicago, Illinois-based documentary and film-production company.


Siskel/Jacobs Productions was founded in 2005 by filmmakers Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs. [1] Siskel is the nephew of film critic Gene Siskel.[2]


The company produced the History Channel special 102 Minutes That Changed America, which premiered on September 11, 2008[3] and became the second-most watched program in the network's history.[4] The company has also produced a special for Discovery Channel and an episode for the National Geographic Channel's Naked Science series. As of 2008, SJP is working on its first feature documentary, Louder Than a Bomb, which follows four Chicago-area high school poetry teams as they compete in the world's largest youth slam.[5]


  1. ^ "Former Kurtis and Towers producers open their own docs-for-cable network company", (February 20, 2005).
  2. ^ "BrewsterConnections". Brewster Academy. Spring 2010. p. 10. Retrieved 11 October 2012. A friend of [my uncle Gene Siskel] had just been made president of the Travel Channel and [Uncle Gene] suggested that I push my stories to him. …[I got hired] and I moved to L.A. ... . 
  3. ^ David Hinckley (September 11, 2008). "'102 Mins.' of the city's longest day", New York Daily News.
  4. ^ Bill Gorman (September 15, 2008). "History Attracts Record Audience for 9/11 Special", TV by the Numbers blog.
  5. ^ "About Us". Siskel/Jacobs Productions.