MISSION TO MARS
Film industry veteran TOM JACOBSON (Producer) most recently produced "Mighty Joe Young," the first release from The Jacobson Company, the production house he established in 1995. Based at The Walt Disney Studios, the company has 15 projects in various stages of development and production.
Before starting his production company, Jacobson spent three years as president of worldwide production for Twentieth Century Fox. In this capacity, he oversaw all feature film development and production activities at the main Fox Production division. For three years prior, he served as Executive Vice President of Production at the studio. At Fox, Jacobson was instrumental in the success of such blockbusters as "Home Alone," "Home Alone 2," "Die Hard with a Vengeance," "Nine Months," both "Hot Shots" movies, "A Walk in the Clouds," "Speed" and "True Lies."
He also oversaw development and production of some of the strongest performing titles of 1995- 1996, including "Waiting to Exhale," "Broken Arrow," "The Truth about Cats and Dogs" and the huge sensation "Independence Day."
Before joining Fox, Jacobson was president of
John Hughes Entertainment, where he produced, with
Hughes, such films as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off,"
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "Uncle
Buck." He was also executive producer of "The Great
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Jacobson studied engineering at Yale University before moving to Los Angeles to begin a career in film. He got his start by working in various production capacities for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. From there, he became a production manager for such films as "Cat People" and "Best Friends," as well as the associate producer
of "Flashdance," "Top Secret," "Thief of Hearts" and "Explorers."
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