'Underground' EP Mike Jackson (LMHS '99) On Challenging
'Underground' EP Mike Jackson (LMHS '99) On Challenging

"As far as the type of projects that we're doing at Get Lifted, we just really like to shine a light on really important moments in time, and people that help create those moments," Underground executive producer Mike Jackson says of where his company is coming from — and going. In the five years since Get Lifted Film Co. started, the partnership launched by Jackson, John Legend and Ty Stiklorius has grown on to the big screen with the just-opened Southside With You, the small screen with the record-breaking Underground, Sing it On and the HBO documentary Southern Rites, and the stage with Neal Brennan: 3 Mics and Turn Me Loose, the Dick Gregory bio starring Joe Morton. Next week will see the company at the Toronto Film Festival with the Damien Chazelle-directed La La Land, which Legend stars in and Get Lifted executive produced, and last week saw them ink a development deal with the WGN America for a second series titled Black Wall Street.

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