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Jacob Kornbluth
Founder | Jacob Kornbluth Productions

Jacob Kornbluth is an award winning writer and director of feature films, TV, and theater.  He has had 3 feature films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival – Haiku Tunnel (Sony Pictures Classics) and The Best Thief in the World (Showtime Independent) were narrative films, and Inequality for All (Radius / Weinstein) was a documentary. Inequality for All won the special jury prize for excellence in filmmaking at Sundance 2013, did the best box office for an issue doc since Waiting for Superman, and is out on DVD and streaming now.  His most recent film, a comedy called Love & Taxes, was released in March 2017 and currently has a 100% “fresh” rotten tomatoes score.  

In 2014 he worked on the Showtime series about climate change, “Years of Living Dangerously”, that is executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Swartzenegger, and Jerry Weintraub.  His work on that show won an Emmy.

Jacob started his career as a writer and director in the theater.  He collaborated on and directed three successful solo shows in San Francisco.  "The Moisture Seekers", "Pumping Copy" (both with Josh Kornbluth), and "The Face By the Door" (with Christina Robbins).  All three were nominated for or won "Best Of The Bay" awards and successfully toured the country, and a later version of "The Moisture Seekers" (called "Red Diaper Baby") has been included in anthologies of the best one man shows of the 90's.

Jacob is currently co-director, with Robert Reich, of the Economic Inequality Media Project, a 501c3 that uses short videos to explain economic issues in a way everyone can understand.