As Founder and President of Ellen Jacoby Casting International, Ellen has worked with a many notable Hollywood directors including Ron Howard, Tony Scott, Steven Soderbergh, Sidney Pollack, Bob Zemekis, Mike Nicols, Michael Bay, Martin Scorsese, Garry Marshall, James Cameron, Joe Roth, and Tony Scott. Ms. Jacoby’s casting credits include “Ali”, ‘The Waterboy’, ‘Out of Sight’, ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Birdcage’, ‘True Lies’, and ‘Wrestling Ernest Hemingway’ to name a few. A native of Miami, Ellen’s agency encompasses the global film, television and commercial arena’s, employing over 250,000 Florida actors, dancers and performers throughout her illustrious career.
“Ellen Jacoby is an icon in the entertainment industry”, says Gregory James Blount, the school’s Founder and Chairman, “and with her degree in education, she is a wonderful asset to help serve on the board of Eagle Arts Academy”.
Named “Woman of the Millennium” by Miami Metro Magazine, Ms. Jacoby has also had the honor of being appointed to the First Film Advisory Board by Governor Jeb Bush, and is currently the VP of the Florida Film Production Coalition, working alongside local legislators on Florida film incentives.
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