Join AFF and the George Washington Carver Museum as we welcome Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning film, theater, and television producer Mike Jackson. Jackson is the co-founder and managing partner of Get Lifted Film Co. which has developed projects with major networks including ABC, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, and FX. Jackson will discuss his prolific career and how the role of producer has helped him champion unique voices and storytellers in the industry.
Get Lifted Film Co. is led by Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning producer Mike Jackson, EGOT recipient and award-winning producer John Legend, and Emmy® Award-winner and CEO of the management, media and social impact company Friends At Work, Ty Stiklorius. Their upcoming projects include the film adaptation of S.A. Cosby’s novel BLACKTOP WASTELAND, Al Sharpton’s documentary LOUDMOUTH, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, and the highly anticipated second season of the IFC and AMC comedy series SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE. Most recently, Get Lifted produced a trio of critically lauded documentaries; CNN FILMS and HBO Max’ CITIZEN ASHE about the legendary tennis player and activist Arthur Ashe HBO documentary, THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND and A CRIME ON THE BAYOU. Get Lifted produced the NAACP Award-nominated JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY for Netflix, the HBO, IDA Award-winning docu-series ATLANTA’S MISSING AND MURDERED: THE LOST CHILDREN, SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECTACULAR, and RHYTHM + FLOW. They also produced the documentary 40 YEARS A PRISONER on HBO Max, the Netflix documentary GIVING VOICE and the Netflix film MONSTER. Last year, 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, Get Lifted and Universal Studio Group’s UCP inked a first-look deal for unscripted series and an exclusive multi-year overall deal for scripted content.