As a Motion Picture and Television industry professional since 1979, Isaacs has overseen multi-million dollar budgets and spearheaded staffs in excess of seventy-five people. He has developed, written and produced a wide range of film and television projects for Columbia Pictures, Rastar Films, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures, NBC, The Kushner-Locke Company, Star Cinema Productions, Le Monde Entertainment, F.W.E., SyFy Pictures, MM Productions, Amblin Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment.
In 1984 the CEO of David Shapira and Associates recruited Isaacs to head the entertainment agencies newly formed Literary Department. In that position, Isaacs scouted and enrolled new clients and worked in close liaison with studios and production companies in selling and negotiating client deals. Isaacs held the title of Head of Literary until returning to writing and producing in late 1986.
After co-writing and producing the motion picture, “ Last Gasp” in 1994, Isaacs formed an independent production company, 360 entertainment in 1995 with the films star, Robert Patrick, and director, Scott McGinnis. Isaacs served as the companies CFO. The partnership created and produced two films: “Ravager” and “Within the Rock” before dissolving in December 1999.
Isaacs formed 100% Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company in May 1998. Working with producers and writers, the company initiated, developed and produced numerous film and television projects, including one of the first giant shark movies, “Megalodon”.
In 2004 Isaacs moved behind the camera to direct the motion picture “Raptor Island”, a film co-written and produced for SyFy Pictures, which had it’s World Premier on the SyFy Channel.
In August 2010 Isaacs was recruited by Chairman and CEO Scott Rosenberg of Platinum Studios to oversee the acceleration and development of the company’s intellectual graphic novel library into television and motion picture properties, he served in that capacity until May 2011.
In 2013, Isaacs and 100% Entertainment produced the multi-award winning documentary “Tough Ain’t Enough: Conversations With Albert S. Ruddy”.
In 2015 the success of Tough Ain’t Enough led Isaacs to create The Film History Preservation Project, a documentary series with a Mission Statement to preserve cinema history by enshrining a legacy of priceless stories, and insights that will be studied and appreciated for generations by film buffs, fans, students, preservationists and historians around the world.
Isaacs produced and directed the initial four extraordinary documentaries in the series. They are… “It’s Always About The Story: Conversations With Alan Ladd, Jr.” with special friends, Jay Kanter, Michael Gruskoff and Mel Brooks, “Sometimes Lucky Is Better Than Good: Conversations With Mace Neufeld”, From Center Court To Silver Screen: Conversations With Ashok Amritraj and “Making Dreams Come True”: Conversations With Mark Canton.
“It’s Always About The Story…” began screening at film festivals in April 2016 and thus far has won four Best Documentary awards. The film had its World Broadcast Premier on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) December 2017.
The other three films are planned for release in 2017/2018.
Additionally, Isaacs is a widely respected Script Consultant or “Script Doctor”, having worked (uncredited) with dozens of writers on numerous film and TV projects.
Isaacs dedication and commitment to education includes participating in numerous endeavors as:
Special Consultant and Board Member (2017) Buffalo Niagara Falls International Film Festival.
Conducting Screenwriting Workshops at the Buffalo Niagara Falls International Film Festival and the Fort Meyers Beach Film Festival.
Master Class Lecturer at The Korean Film Council/Korean Academy of Film Arts Festival, Seoul Korea.
Mentoring Middle School children for four semesters at Spark LA, a mentoring program that works in conjunction with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Keynote Speaker at The Magic of Books: Celebrate Literacy Seminar, held at The University of Southern Mississippi Campus, Long Beach, Miss.
Selection Committee Chairman and Moderator of “Talk Fest” at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, Ft. Myers Beach Florida.
Trustee of The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation, A 501 C 3 non-profit foundation dedicated to restoring arts education in schools.
Guest Instructor at The National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Phoenix Arizona.