Gregory Jacobs is an American film and television screenwriter, producer, and director known for his works in Magic Mike XXL, Haywire, Contagion, Wind Chill, and Criminal. Jacobs is also a personal favorite of the director, Steve Soderbergh, and the duo has collaborated on various projects.

Jacob was born to parents, Rafael and Marti Jacobs, in the borough of Harrington Park in New Jersey. Jacob pursued his education at the Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan. Later on Jacob also attended the Tisch School of the Arts, where he worked under the director John Sayles to direct the Chris Cooper starrer, Matewan.

Jacobs started his career in 1995, serving as an associate producer for Richard Linklater’s romantic drama, Before Sunrise, which saw Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in the lead roles. In 2002, Jacob joined hands with Scott Kramer to produce the Steven Soderbergh-directed Full Frontal. In the same year, Jacob worked on another of Soderbergh’s science fictional drama, Solaris, which featured George Clooney and Natascha McElhone in the lead roles. In 2004 Jacobs produced, and directed the crime-thriller, Criminal, which was an adaptation of the Argentine film, Nine Queens. Jacobs and Soderbergh teamed up with Wong Kar-wai to work on the anthology series, Eros, which featured Gong Li, Alan Arkin, and Robert Downey Jr. In the year 2004, Jacobs was seen as a co-producer for Soderbergh’s heist thriller, Ocean’s Twelve, which saw George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, among others in the cast. Later on, Jacobs worked on Soderbergh’s improvisational film, Bubble, and the George Clooney and Cate Blanchett starrer The Good German. In 2007, Jacobs served as an executive producer for Ocean’s Thirteen. The latter half of the millennium decade saw Jacobs work on projects such as the Benicio Del Toro starrer biopic, Che, the Sasha Grey starrer The Girlfriend Experience, and the Matt Damon starrer The Informant. Jacobs also produced and directed the Emily Blunt starrer Wind Chill. Later on, Jacobs worked on projects such as the Marion Cottilard starrer Contagion, Soderbergh’s action flick, Haywire, the Channing Tatum starrer Magic Mike, and Edge of Tomorrow. Jacobs also directed and produced Magic Mike XXL and the Daniel Alfredson starrer Blackway.

Jacobs has also ventured into television with the Clive Owen starrer The Knick, the Amazon Studios-produced comedy, Red Oaks, Soderbergh’s drama, Behind the Candelabra, and the documentary series, Naked Science.

   

                                                    

 

Gurinder Chadha

Born on January 10, 1960, Gurinder Chadha is a famous film director of Hollywood who belongs to Kenya and Asia. She is a Punjabi and belongs to the Sikh religion. The theme of most of her movies was to explore the lifestyle, conditions, and situations of the Indians who live in the country of England. She is famous for her movies like Bend It Like Beckham, Bhaji on the Beach, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Bride and Prejudice, etc. In the year 2010, she worked on a British comedy movie named ‘It's a Wonderful Afterlife’ as the director of the film. She was born in a place called Nairobi in the country of Kenya, which was a British colony at that time. Her father had to face a lot of prejudice as he appeared like a Sikh because he used to have a beard and always wore a turban. She completed her graduation from the English public research university named the University of East Anglia in the academic years 1984-85 and continued her studies to become a holder of the degree of post-graduation. She started her career in the mid-1980s in the media of radio. She later shifted to TV as a news reporter in the British public service broadcaster named the BBC. She formed a production company in the year 1990 and produced her first movie in the year 1991 named Nice Arrangement, which was an 11-minute movie based on a British Asian wedding ceremony. The file was selected in the year 1991 for the section of the Cannes Film Festival. Bhaji on the Beach, a British comedy-drama film directed by her was her first feature film, which was known for winning many international awards. She directed the film titled Bend It Like Beckham in the year 2002, which was a British romantic sports and comedy-drama family film. She also directed the film named Bride and Prejudice, a British-American-Indian romantic drama film in the year 2004. She worked as a screenplay writer for the film named The Mistress of Spices, directed by Paul Mayeda Berges in the year 2005. She left the chance of directing a feature film of Dallas, a famous TV series in the year 2007 even after the confirmation of BBC that she would direct the film. She next participated in the epic drama based on the theme of Indian Independence and its partition, which was released in the year 2012. It was announced that she was on a plan to make the second part of the film named Bend It Like Beckham, the romantic comedy film, which was a hit. She hoped the return of the three leading actors of the film. She was invited as a guest on the talk show named Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 in the year 2015.

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