George Jackson (producer)
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January 6, 1958|
Harlem, New York
|Died||February 10, 2000(aged 42)|
|Spouse(s)||Yuko Sumida 1998–2000 (his death)|
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 Prep in Bronx, NY and Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. 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. 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.
Jackson died of a stroke in 2000. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, sister and brother. The George Jackson Academy in New York City was founded in his memory.
George Jackson's godchildren are Chauncey Hawkins, also known as the performing artist Loon, Dylan Binnie, Adam Binnie, Heather Binnie and Isabella DiNicola
George Jackson and stem cell researcher James Sherley were college roommates.
The George Jackson Academy was founded by Brother Brian Carty, George's mother, Henrietta Jackson, and his best friend, William Binnie.