Industry Veteran Susan Jackson Succumbs to Cancer17 Nov, 2014 By: Angelique Flores
Producer, filmmaker and distribution executive Susan Jackson passed away Oct. 14 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Jackson worked in distribution for 20 years, holding executive positions in sales, acquisitions and marketing at The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Vestron, Goodtimes, BMG/Bertelsmann, Sony, BBC and BMG Independents in New York.
Jackson moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and founded indie sales company Turtles Crossing LLC.
In 2004 she co-founded Freestyle Releasing with Mark Borde. Some of Freestyle’s most successful releases include The Illusionist, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Dragon Wars, An American Haunting, Bottle Shock and, more recently, God’s Not Dead and Left Behind.
Jackson co-founded Freestyle Digital Media in 2010 with Mark Borde in order to become a worldwide aggregator of film and television for the growing video-on-demand market.
Among the movies Jackson executive produced are Cabin Fever, Dirty Girl and Borderland.
The U.K. native resided in Los Angeles and is survived by her husband, Ben Morahan.