Jacobs, David Kent, 1937-
- Existence: 1937-
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:
David Kent Jacobs materials on The Lost Manuscript, 1974
Contains the script and production notes for The Lost Manuscript. Film was released in 1974, and was made by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The script includes the original text and the revisions of the script.
David Kent Jacobs materials on Uncle Ben , 1977-1978
Contains copies of the script, which was rewritten several times, including a version by Orson Scott Card. A list of cast and extras is also included, as well as a program for the premier at American Fork High School is included. Film was released in 1978, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. Copies of the various script revisions are included. The majority of the extras were from Brigham Young University. Dated 1977-1978.
Families are forever / [MCA Corporate Films] ; [producers, Stephen B. Allen, John G. Kinnear, L. Jay Monk, William N. Burch], 1982
Film was released in 1982, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The story is of a family who is comforted by the idea that families can be together forever after a family member dies. Dated 1982.
Footage and trims of Curtain Time, U.S.A. tours, 1960-1965
Harvest of a century, approximately 1970s
Film was released in the 1970s, and was produced by Brigham Young University as part of the University's centennial celebration. The film gives a history of the first 100 years of Brigham Young University's existence. The collection contains one copy on a film reel.
In one blinding moment / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, producer, writer, David Kent Jacobs], approximately 1970s
Film was released in the 1970s, and was written, directed, and produced by David Kent Jacobs. The film is based on the true story of Max Ellerbusch who, after the loss of his son, is able to find forgiveness amidst his grief and pain. Two film reels are included in the collection.
David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films
Latter-day Saint leaders, past and present / Deseret Film Productions ; [produced by Frank S. Wise], 1970
Film was released in 1948 and rereleased in 1986. The film was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film focuses on short biographies of church leaders and members during the organization of the church up until 1948. The collection has a DVD copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1970.
Look to God and live, approximately 1972
Film was released in the early the early 1970s, and was produced by Brigham Young University Production Studio. The collection contains one copy on a film reel.
Morality for youth / [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 1982
Film was released in 1982, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story focuses on an analogy between a rafting trip and the dangers of sexual immorality. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1982.
- Archival Object 32
- Collection 1
- Motion picture producers and directors -- Utah 26
- Mormons -- Drama 19
- DVDs 16
- Motion pictures 12
- Short films 10
- Motion picture plays 6
- Fiction films 5
- Religious films 5
- Motion picture programs 4
- Videocassettes 4
- Documentary films 2
- Lists 2
- Nonfiction films 2
- Schedules (Time plans) 2
- Alcoholics -- Drama 1
- Books 1
- Colleges and Universities 1
- Compact discs 1
- Education 1
- Families -- Drama 1
- Financial records 1
- First vision (Motion picture) 1
- Forgiveness -- Drama 1
- Grief -- Drama 1
- Home teaching (Mormon Church) 1
- Interpersonal communication -- Drama 1
- Loneliness -- Drama 1
- Lost manuscript (Motion picture) 1
- Love -- Drama 1
- Ministering through home teaching (Motion picture) 1
- Mormon Church 1
- Mormons -- Conduct of life 1
- Mormons -- Economic conditions 1
- Motion picture directors 1
- Motion picture producers 1
- Older people -- Drama 1
- Older people -- Psychology -- Drama 1
- Pamphlets 1
- Parent and child -- Drama 1
- Publications 1
- Scripts (Documents) 1
- Uncle Ben (Motion picture) 1 ∧ less