Jake Jacobson

Unit production manager

Unit production manager Jake Jacobson, who earned a DGA Award for his work on the film “The Late Shift,” died of a pulmonary embolism March 7 in Los Angeles. He was 58.

Jacobson served as unit production manager on feature films including “Senseless” and “As Good As It Gets,” for which he earned a DGA nom. Additional credits include “A Cry in the Wild,” and race unit producing for Renny Harlin’s feature, “Driven.” Most recently, he worked as unit production manager on the feature film “Garfield’s A Tale of Two Kitties,” to be released later this year. 

He worked on TV series, including as producer on “Providence,” and co-producer of “The District.”  

Born in Baltimore, Md., he graduated from Ohio State U. and began his career as a news stringer and then weekend newscaster for a local TV station.

In 1976, he relocated to Los Angeles, starting off as a cameraman and editor for events at Dodger Stadium. 

He is survived by his wife, Anne Kurrasch, Sr. VP of business affairs at Showtime Networks; a son, his mother, and a sister Lisa.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, April 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sportsman’s Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

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