2012 will mark Jack's twenty-second year in film production. A graduate of the University of Virginia and a first assistant director member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), Jack's production experiences encompass feature film, television, documentaries, industrials, web-based media, film festivals, corporate training, and commercials for clients such as Lockheed Martin and Mercedes Benz.
Jack began his film career as the first Operations Director for the Virginia Film Festival in 1989. He produced the DGA's first website in 1994, and shared the 2001 DGA Award for Dramatic Series Night with the rest of the directorial team on the pilot episode of HBO's Six Feet Under. More recently, Jack received an honorable mention from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his contributions as Second Unit First Assistant Director on the multiple-Emmy-award-winning John Adams mini-series for HBO. His feature film credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Terminator 3, and The Last Samurai. A more comprehensive list of Jack's production credits can be found on The Internet Movie Database.
In addition to his active freelance standing, Jack is currently employed as a communications specialist for the State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies. Jack is a devoted father and resides in Keswick, Virginia with his daughters Evan and Natalie.