For nearly 2 years Jackson was Executive Producer for Explore.org, the documentary film unit of the Annenberg Foundation. He produced more than a dozen documentaries in Darfur, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
His work with the Annenberg Foundation resulted in the award-winning No Child is Born a Terrorist, filmed in Jenin, Palestine, and Darfur: Quest for the Human Spirit, filmed in the largest refugee camp in war torn South Darfur.
While living in Southern Africa, he worked for aid agency Raleigh International in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mauritius. In 1993 he moved to Hong Kong, where he was hired by Lexis-Nexis to start an Asia-Pacific content acquisition operation.
1998 was spent at startup Incubator Idealab! in Pasadena, and in 1999 Jackson joined San Francisco start-up iFilm.com, where he stayed until 2007 as VP Content, involved in the sale of iFilm to Viacom in 2005 for $49m.
Roger Jackson has degrees in Political Science and Law. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and has his commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings.