Series Director

Simcha Jacobovici

Simcha Jacobovici is a documentary film director and producer. Among Jacobovici’s many awards are an unprecedented three US Emmys for “Outstanding Investigative Journalism”. He is also an internationally acclaimed journalist and a New York Times bestselling author.


Jacobovici has produced non-scripted programming for practically every major broadcaster in the world. For three seasons, he hosted The Naked Archaeologist on the History Channel worldwide. Jacobovici has also co-produced three feature documentaries with James Cameron.


Jacobovici is series director on Enslaved (Epix, CBC, BBC, Fremantle), a 6-part non-scripted series featuring and co-produced by Hollywood icon Samuel L. Jackson. Enslaved is the most comprehensive series ever made on the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It tells this epic and tragic story using a modern day quest for sunken slave ships as the springboard to the larger narrative.


Jacobovici has been interviewed on many of the major television and radio talk shows including Anderson Cooper, Today, Oprah, Larry King Live and Good Morning America.


Jacobovici has won dozens of international awards including three US Emmys, a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, a DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, two Edward R. Murrow Awards from the American Overseas Press Club and many others. In 2017, he was presented with Canada’s highest award for Broadcast Journalism, the Gordon Sinclair Award, from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.


Jacobovici holds a B.A. in Philosophy from McGill University and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct Professor at Huntington University, Ontario.


Jacobovici’s production company, Associated Producers Ltd., is based in Toronto, Canada.


Jacobovici lives with his wife and five children in Israel.