He will be charged with overseeing the company’s film operations including managing day-to-day development and production on projects, and identifying feature content for acquisition by the company. The announcement was made today by CEO Mark Gordon, to whom Jackson will report.
“Matt is a terrifically talented producer with great creative instincts and excellent taste. He knows how to put movies together and is an advocate for unique creative voices and captivating original stories. We look forward to building a robust film slate together,” said Gordon.
Jackson said of Gordon, “From ‘Saving Private Ryan’ to ‘Steve Jobs,’ Mark has established himself as a visionary producer whose films generate legacies of their own. He has positioned the Mark Gordon Company as a studio that creates exceptional, story-driven content, and I am honored to join him and the rest of the team to cultivate top-tier feature film material.”
Jackson had joined IM Global in late 2013 as president of production of the sales-financing-production banner. His producing credits at IM Global include “The Journey” and “The Secret in Their Eyes”; his exec producing credits include Matthew McConaughey’s “Free State of Jones”; “Collide,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicolaus Hoult; and “Southside with You,” the romance about President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s first date.
Jackson had been U.S. president of production for Exclusive Media, with producing credits including “Parkland,” “Dark Places,” “End of Watch” and “Snitch.” He began his career as an exec at Paramount and Universal and worked on the “Bourne” and “American Pie” franchises.
Gordon’s feature film producing credits include the upcoming “War Dogs,” with Todd Phillips directing and starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Past film credits include “Saving Private Ryan,” “Steve Jobs,” “Source Code,” “2012,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Patriot.”
Gordon and Entertainment One announced in March 2015 that they were teaming on the spy thriller “All the Old Knives” as the first project from their independent studio. “Divergent” director Neil Burger was attached to helm the project, which Olen Steinhauer (author of “The Tourist” and “An American Spy”) adapted from his novel of the same name.
Variety reported in 2014 that Gordon was producing Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels” with Paul Greengrass directing.
Gordon is an active TV producer and the former president of the Producers Guild of America. He executive producer credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” “Ray Donovan” and “Quantico.”