Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. In total he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member in 2012. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA. He votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Currently, Jackson appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities from the entertainment, news and sports worlds since he was 6 years old. Jackson’s first photo with a celeb was snapped in January of 2005, at the Center For Disability Services Telethon in Albany, NY. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest was a VIP at the event. Jackson, a big fan of the show, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since that day Jackson’s collection of photos with stars of stage, screen, TV and sports has grown to over 400. Many of them are featured in the Gallery section of his website. Each photo represents a special moment in time in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and also includes its own story. Where and when each was taken, what the interaction was like before, during and after the camera captured the moment – these are all element that make each image uniquely special.