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Award for Producer/Showrunner Team of a Series

Mike Jackson
Executive Producer, WGN America’s “Underground”

Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorious are principles and producing partners at Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles, which they launched with Oscar® and Grammy® award-winning recording artist, John Legend. Get Lifted Film Co. has sold multiple television projects to key networks including Showtime, NBC, ABC, HBO, USA, MTV, OWN and FOX. Among their recent projects, the team served as executive producers on the HBO documentary “Southern Rites” and Pop Network docu-series “Sing it On,” as well as Can You Dig This, which premiered at the 2015 LA Film Festival and won the LA Muse Jury Award. Additionally, Get Lifted Film Co. has several projects in various stages of development/production including The Black Count (2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner) to be written and directed by Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) for Sony Pictures, and an upcoming project with producer Will Packer and Universal Pictures.

Jackson began his career at Grey Advertising in New York as a production coordinator responsible for publicity of several Broadway shows, including “Chicago,” “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Barrymore.” Jackson founded Cojax Entertainment Group, an entertainment and management company that produced major events throughout Philadelphia and New York, and represented several rising musical acts. After CEG, he returned to filmed entertainment and produced projects for The Learning Channel, Interscope Records, the A&E Networks, as well as the independent films: The Lather Effect, starring Peter Facinelli and Connie Britton, Feel starring Billy Baldwin, and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s directorial debut, The Human Contract, starring Idris Elba and executive produced by Will Smith.

In her previous positions, Stiklorius has been a strategy consultant at LEK Consulting in Los Angeles, worked in business development at Ascent Media in Los Angeles and was a partner at The Artists Organization. She earned an MBA from The Wharton School of Business as well as a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania. Stiklorius is on the board of LRNG, a social enterprise that works collaboratively with schools, businesses, and community institutions to redesign learning for the 21st century. She is also on the board of Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Additionally, Stiklorius is the Founder and CEO of Friends at Work, an innovative artist management, entertainment and social impact company based in Los Angeles.