Craig Jacobson
United States
2019

Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, LLP

Craig
Jacobson

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In the past year, Jacobson went from setting up movie deals for a collection of Mattel products (Barbie, Hot Wheels, American Girl, Magic 8 Ball) to putting Swedish streamer Spotify into the podcast business with former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama. His top-shelf client list includes actors Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Kaley Cuoco and Channing Tatum, TV hosts Trevor Noah, Ryan Seacrest and Chelsea Handler, media mogul Lorne Michaels and producer-director-writers Sam Raimi and Ed Zwick and producing team David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Jacobson co-founded digital-first production house New Form — which was owned by Discovery, ITV, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and which sold this year to Whistle — and the boutique advisory/investment bank firm Whisper Advisors.

Career

  • Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, LLP
  • Pollock, Bloom and Dekom (DEFUNCT)
  • Slaff, Mosk & Rudman (DEFUNCT)

Education

  • George Washington University (DC, USA)
  • Brown University (RI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Neil Jacobson Exits Geffen Records; Launches Crescent Drive Productions

Neil Jacobson Exits Geffen Records; Launches Crescent Drive Productions

Neil Jacobson, the president of Geffen Records, is leaving the Universal Music Group company to start his own venture. Called Crescent Drive Productions, it will operate as an independent music management firm, publishing company and record label. Jacobson had been with UMG for 17 years. He also manages the careers of producer and songwriters Jeff Bhasker (Bruno Mars, Harry Styles), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Eminem) and Brendan O'Brien (Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam). Jacobson is also a key architect...

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