Mike Jackson is an Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning film, theater, and television producer. As co-founder and managing partner of Get Lifted Film Co., a production company which has developed projects with major networks including ABC, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, and FX, Jackson harnesses his Philly hustle and unparalleled tenacity to bring elevated multi-cultural content to global audiences alongside Ty Stiklorius and EGOT-winner John Legend.Jackson’s current projects include LOUDMOUTH, a documentary about Reverend Al Sharpton who has been at the center of the national conversation around race since the late 1980s, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival;THE BLACK CYCLONE, a feature drama film about cycling champion Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor; the film THE LONG WAY DOWN based on Jason Reynold’s award-winning novel which will be distributed by Universal; the film adaptation of S.A. Cosby’s novel BLACKTOP WASTELAND; and the latest season of the comedy seriesSHERMAN’S SHOWCASE, returning this Octoberto IFC.Notably, Jackson produced David E. Talbert’s acclaimed holiday film JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS STORY and executive produced HBO docu-series ATLANTA’S MISSING AND MURDERED: THE LOST CHILDREN, which received the AAFCA TV Honor for Best Documentary and was awarded “Best Multi-Part Documentary” by the International Documentary Association.
Jackson and Get Lifted also executive produced the HBO documentary 40 YEARS A PRISONER and the Netflix documentary GIVING VOICE. Additionally, SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECTACULAR, a one-hour special on IFCand AMC,RHYTHM + FLOW for Netflix, which won the 2020 NAACP Image Award, ABC’s "John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father's Day.”, Damien Chazelle’s Oscar®-winning musical LA LA LAND, as well as NBC’s 2018 Emmy®-winning JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE and the 2017 Tony® Award winning August Wilson play JITNEY. Aside from film/TV, Jackson and Get Lifted have partnered with Zando to form Get Lifted Books, which builds upon Get Lifted Film Co.’s mission of spotlighting stories from dynamic creatives. The imprint will publish brilliant authors, who transform the conversation, in both adult fiction and nonfiction as well as titles for young readers. Last yearunder Jackson’s leadership, Get Lifted and Erik Feig’s PICTURESTART formed Picture LIFT, a joint venture focused on developing, producing and financing multiple films in the $10M range, featuring diverse filmmakers and inclusive casts. Recently announced, GetLifted and Universal Studio Group’s UCP inked a first-look deal for unscripted series and an exclusive multi-year overall deal for scripted content.
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