Husband of Diana Jacobs and father of Aaron Jacobs, David Jacobs is pleased that the CWA this year has become a family affair, and wants everyone to know that he has two interesting daughters, too.
Last year at the CWA, David was a retired Hollywood producer. The retirement didnít take, however; this year heís producing Dallas, a newly conceived, newly cast motion picture based on the television series, Dallas, which he created in 1977. If all goes well, the movie will open at a theater near you in 2004.
Educated as a painter, Jacobs switched to writing about the arts, especially architecture, in the 1960s, switched to fiction in the 1970s, and switched to television in the 1980s and 1990s. Of his extra-professional activities, he is most passionate about his work with institutions committed to the rediscovery, restoration and proper public exhibition of silent movies. He is on the board of trustees of the Maryland Institute College of Art (his alma mater), where he and Diana sponsor scholarships for foreign students. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling in Scotland for his contributions to the media department. Thanks to his Stirling connection, he was one of only 211 people in the United States who knew before Braveheart who William Wallace was.