Author, filmmaker, television producer, and critic with a long career analyzing and presenting the diverse elements of African-American culture. Queen Latifah won the Golden Globe for playing the lead in his directorial debut, HBO’s "Life Support". He co-edited "The James Brown Reader," a collection of articles about the Godfather of Soul. He is an executive producer on such shows as BET’s American Gangster and VH1’s Hip Hop Honors. George is the executive producer of the Chris Rock documentary, Good Hair, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He served as host of Soul Cities, a travel show that debuted in November 2008, and currently serves as travel editor for www.BlackAtlas.com. In the ’80s and ’90s, George was a columnist for Billboard magazine and the Village Voice newspaper, work that led him to write a series of award winning black music histories: "Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound"; "The Death of Rhythm & Blues"; and "Hip Hop America". He won a Grammy for his contribution to the liner notes on the James Brown "Star Time" boxed set. George also co-wrote "Life and Def", the autobiography of his friend Russell Simmons. As a screenwriter, he co-wrote "Strictly Business," which starred Halle Berry, and "CB4", a vehicle for Chris Rock. He has also worked with HBO’s Emmy award winning "The Chris Rock Show," and was executive producer of Jim McKay’s film, "Everyday People" and the Peabody award winning documentary "The N Word". In 2009, Viking published his memoir, "City Kid", a comparison between childhood in Brooklyn and his adult career in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Detroit.