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Jacobs, David Kent, 1937-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1937-

Biographical History

David Kent Jacobs (born 1937) is a film director, producer, and screenwriter in Utah.

David Kent Jacobs graduated from Weber College with an Associate of Science and completed his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University 1961. He was part of the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and was involved in multiple productions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jacobs wrote his Master's thesis on "The History of Motion Pictures Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1967 to complete his Master's of Arts at Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he achieved his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Utah.

Jacobs worked for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for seventeen years and at Nu Skin Enterprises for seventeen years; at both entities he worked as a director and producer for film projects. During his time at the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department he worked on films for both the University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Projects he was involved with include "The First Vision," "The Mailbox," "Uncle Ben," and "Curtain Time USA." He was also involved with projects like the satellite broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' general conference and commercials for Brigham Young University.

Citation

Conversation with author, October 16, 2012 (David Kent Jacobs; Gordon Daines III; prefers full name)

UPB files, Dec. 10, 2012 (David Kent Jacobs; attended Brigham Young University, worked for BYU Motion Picture Studio; wrote master's thesis on the studio and its productions; later studied for Ph.D. at the University of Utah; film director, producer, and writer)

Prominent men and women of Provo, 1983 (David Kent Jacobs; b. Aug. 13, 1937)

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

And should we die / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; screenplay by Scott Whitaker, 1966

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 28
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1966, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The film depicts the persecution of Latter-day Saints in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution and the death of two Church members for not denying their faith. The collection has a DVD copy of the film reel. Dated 1966.
Dates: 1966

Church in action / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, David Kent Jacobs], 1971-1978

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains film reels for the Church in Action series for the years 1971, 1974-1975, and 1978. The series was created for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. Started in 1970, the series covered events around the world, such as temple dedications, new countries opened, and general announcements of Church membership growth and development.
Dates: 1971-1978

Church in action / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, David Kent Jacobs], 1971-1978

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains DVD copies of film reels for the Church in Action series for the years 1971, 1974-1975, and 1978. The series was created for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. Started in 1970, the series covered events around the world, such as temple dedications, new countries opened, and general announcements of Church membership growth and development.
Dates: 1971-1978

David Kent Jacobs collection of films, 1955-1988

 Series
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to motion picture films and projects created by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The materials include film reels, many of which are original cuts of films such as "The First Vision," "Uncle Ben," and "Curtain Time, U.S.A." The films typically have Mormon themes, dealing with Church history or providing religious instruction. The film reels are in 16 mm prints. Dated 1961 to 1983.
Dates: 1955-1988

David Kent Jacobs DVD copies of collection of films, 1960-1982

 Series
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to motion picture films and projects created by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The materials include film reels, many of which are original cuts of films such as "The First Vision," "Uncle Ben," and "Curtain Time, U.S.A." The films typically have Mormon themes, dealing with Church history or providing religious instruction. The materials are DVD copies of the film reels that are in 16 mm prints. Dated 1960 to 1982.
Dates: 1960-1982

David Kent Jacobs film collection reference materials, 1964-1983

 Series
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the production, shooting, editing, and release of motion pictures produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and had the involvement of Jacobs. Materials include scripts, storyboards, shooting schedules, and crew lists. Financial records for some films are also included, detailing pay for actors, sets, costumes, and equipment. For several of the films programs and audience reaction and comments at the premiere of the film are included. Dated...
Dates: 1964-1983

David Kent Jacobs materials on Joseph Smith motion pictures, 1964-1966

 Sub-Series — Carton: 61, Folder: 12
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains various scripts and screenplays highlighting the life of the prophet Joseph Smith. Dates range from 1964-1966.
Dates: 1964-1966

David Kent Jacobs materials on Ministering through Home Teaching, 1983

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains the script, as well as a pamphlet designed by Church officials that highlights principles from the video that could be discussed in church meetings. Also includes a videocassette entitled Home Teaching Segments. Film was released in 1988, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1983.
Dates: 1983

David Kent Jacobs materials on publications, 1965-1983

 Sub-Series — Carton: 61
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains printed publications concerning projects that Jacobs was involved with or featured in. Included is Jacobs' master's thesis, The History of Motion Pictures produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was written in 1967 in completion of his Master of Arts degree at Brigham Young University. Curtain Time, U.S.A.: Master of Inspiration was a book published in 1965 about the Curtain Time, U.S.A. tour that occured the same year. The book highlights the tour and...
Dates: 1965-1983

David Kent Jacobs materials on The First Vision, 1976-1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains scripts, cast sheets, premiere programs, financial records, and shooting plans. Press clippings, magazine articles, and reviews of the movie by viewers at Brigham Young University and by Church officials cover the reception of the film. Film was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1976-1977.
Dates: 1976-1977