George Jackson (filmmaker)

George Jackson (January 6, 1958 – February 10, 2000) was a film director and producer. Jackson was born and raised in Harlem, New York and graduated from Fordham Preparatory School and Harvard College. He worked with Doug McHenry as co-producer on such projects as Krush Groove, Jason's Lyric, New Jack City, and Body Count in which he made a cameo appearance as a ticket clerk.[1] Jackson was co-director of the second installment of the House Party series. Subsequently he was President of Motown Records and founded an internet-based media company, Urban Box Office, with Adam Kidron and Frank Cooper.[2]

George Jackson
Born(1958-01-06)January 6, 1958
DiedFebruary 10, 2000(2000-02-10) (aged 42)
Occupation(s)director, producer
Years active1985–2000
SpouseYuko Sumida 1998–2000 (his death)

Jackson died of a stroke in 2000. The George Jackson Academy in New York City was founded in his memory.[3]


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