Michael J. Jacobs

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Michael J. Jacobs
Born (1952-05-25) May 25, 1952 (age 65)
London, England
Occupation Photojournalist, film director, educator, writer, fine artist
Spouse(s) Ruby Handler Jacobs
Children Daughter Georgiana Rose Jacobs
Awards International Family Film Festival - winner: Director's Gold Award.
Website http://www.mjphoto.com

Michael J. Jacobs (born May 25, 1952 in London, England) is an English photojournalist turned feature film director and motion picture studio owner.

Michael Jacobs has over four 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 over 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.[1]

In 2004, along with his wife Ruby Handler Jacobs, they relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico to assist in growing the fledgling film business. In 2005, he made his debut at the helm of award-winning Crab Orchard[2] starring Edward Asner, Judge Reinhold and Ruby Handler Jacobs.

The Friday, December 16, 2016 Albuquerque Journal reported both Michael and Ruby, along with others, were arrested by US Federal Authorities for a $50Million fraud scheme. [3]


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  2. ^ "Crab Orchard". Artist View Entertainment. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "NM couple indicted in $50M scheme". The Albuquerque Journal. 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 

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