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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:

Welfare : another perspective / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, David K. Jacobs], approximately 1974

 Sub-Series — Reel: 25
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents

Film was released around 1974, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It focuses on the mission of the Church from a perspective outside the LDS faith. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated circa 1974.

Dates: approximately 1974

Welfare : another perspective / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, David K. Jacobs], approximately 1974

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 25
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents

Film was released around 1974, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It focuses on the mission of the Church from a perspective outside the LDS faith. The collection has a DVD copy of the film on a film reel. Dated circa 1974.

Dates: approximately 1974

Windows of heaven / Brigham Young University ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; screenplay, Richard Neil Evans and Scott Whitaker, 1962-1963

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 27
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents

Film was released in 1963, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story depicts events surrounding a drought in St. George and Church President Lorenzo Snow's counsel to pay tithing and that it would rain. The collection has one copy on a film reel. This copy is an uncut version of the film that is longer than the version currently used by the Church. Dated 1962-1963.

Dates: 1962-1963

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Type
Archival Object 32
Collection 1
 
Subject
Motion picture producers and directors -- Utah 26
Mormons -- Drama 19
DVDs 16
Motion pictures 12
Short films 10