James L. P. Jackson II CEO - Executive Producer
Mr. Jackson, the founder and CEO of the X FACTOR GROUP, LLC, a film financing entity and TOJA ENTERAINMENT GROUP a production company located in Beverly Hills, CA. has over forty years experience in the entertainment industry. His expertise includes high fashion design, music, film financing and production. Additionally, he was the Development Director USA at Renegade Motion Pictures Corporation out of Toronto, Canada.
During the course of his career, Mr. Jackson has also worked for several prestigious law firms, prominent advertising and public relations companies, financial and entertainment corporations including Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Finley, Kumble & Wagner, Emmet & Chandler, Wickes Corp., Morgan, Warner, Leeds & Rhodes, Gray Advertising, Pacific Bell/PAC Telephones, and 20th Century Fox/ Spelling & Goldberg. At Platinum Gold Productions, Steve Cohen & Associates and LEG Records, he headed the Artists and Image Development Divisions.
As the owner of Jai et Cie Haute Couture, Mr. Jackson's designs have been featured on national and international television award shows including Motown 25, the Emmy's, Grammy's and Image Awards, as well as in feature films. His designs have been published in the following magazines; People, Ebony Male, Essence, In Style and Life. He was costume designer for the feature films "Rendezvous" and "Pit Stop." At Platinum Gold Productions he was lighting director and costume designer for the Atlantic Records R & B group TROOP.
As founder and CEO of the X Factor Group, LLC he is the Executive Producer of the independent feature films "From the Outside Looking In" (2003) and "Michael's Method" currently in pre-production. He is also an established photographer and a successful concert promoter. In New York City, he was the Director of Entertainment / Food & Beverage at the world famous Gershwin Hotel, where he was known for his fabulous theme parties. While in NYC he founded the X Factor Group, LLC and later returned to Beverly Hills, CA. to expand his business ventures, where for a short term, he was the Editor-at-Large for Celebrity Society Magazine.
His philanthropic work includes Youth Net Africa USA. The organization provides food, clocthing and scholarships to at risk children in Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Guinea, West Africa, for which he has received Congressional Recognition from Senator Diane Watson.
He also founded the Motown Alumni Cultural Society which promotes Black Culture through it‘s music. He is on the Board of Directors of The Msingi Foundation with Countess Marianne von Zastrow, which built and administers the Agricultural Secondary School in the village of Mtakuja, near Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa. Mr. Jackson is researching areas of Kenya to implement his plan to build a school for health professionals.
He is an alumni of Yale University where he majored in Business Communications and he also attended the American Business Institute for computer sciences, graduating on the Dean's List.
Mr. Jackson is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in America, 2000 Millennium, 2001 - 2014 Editions, under Who's Who in the Entertainment Industry Executives Section. He is also listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2006 edition.