George Jackson (producer)

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George Jackson
Born (1958-01-06)January 6, 1958
Harlem, New York
Died February 10, 2000(2000-02-10) (aged 42)
Occupation director, producer
Years active 1985–2000
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.

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