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 entertainment management and social-impact company Friends At Work, Ty Stiklorius. Get Lifted has developed television projects with networks including ABC, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Netflix and MTV. Most recently, Get Lifted produced David E. Talbert’s acclaimed holiday film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey for Netflix, the HBO, IDA Award-winning docu-series Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, the IFC and AMC comedy series sherman’s Showcase and Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular, and Rhythm + Flow for Netflix. Other recent projects include 40 Years a Prisoner, Giving Voice. Recently announced, 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. Join this dynamic duo as they discuss creating a multi-faceted production company that strives to push boundaries through diversity, inclusion, and boundary pushing. Moderated by Jacques Morel.
Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend has garnered ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Tony among others. In 2016, Legendreleased his fifth studio album Darkness and Light, to rave reviews and toured to sold out audiences across the globe. Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. serves as Executive Producers on the HBO documentary Southern Rites, Pop Network docu-series Sing it On, WGN America’s series Underground, and films such as Southside With You and La La Land. In 2015, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign; a campaign designed to change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system.