George Paige - Bio
George received his B.A from Rider University in journalism, his Masters from Temple University in educational media - beginning an academic career as a high school then college instructor.
While teaching graduate school at the University of Vermont, George’s career path changed following a chance meeting with a Hollywood producer and an offer to run his NYC offices. Seeing an opportunity to inspire on a larger scale, George accepted and began his second career path going on to become an award-winning television, film and new media producer.
George has been continuously inspired to create and produce a wide range of film, television and online projects:
Features and Series: The Three Stooges written and directed by The Farrelly Brothers for Fox studios; Space Warriors directed by Soul Surfer's Sean McNamara for Walden Media; Disney Channel series The New Mickey Mouse Club launching the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, Kerri Russel and Christina Aguilera; The feature film The Independent starring Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garafola; the animated movie Brer Rabbit starring Nick Cannon for Universal Studios Family Entertainment; the animated movie The Nutty Professor starring Drake Bell (star of Nickelodeon's The Drake and Josh Show) for The Weinstein Company.
The TV movies: The Pennsylvania Miner's Story for ABC; Disney Channel movie ‘Twas the Night, starring Bryan Cranston; A Karroll's Christmas for A&E starring Thomas Everett Scott directed by Dennis Dugan; This Gun for Hire starring Robert Wagner for USA Network.
George was Creator and Executive Producer of numerous prime-time network specials: The American Motorcycle the authorized and definitive history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles with guest hosts James Caan, Wynonna, Peter Fonda, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Judd Nelson and Larry Hagman; Here’s To You Mickey Mouse, celebrating Mickey’s 60th birthday for the Disney Channel; Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues - Executive Produced by Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy and George Paige for Showtime and CBS network; The Doors: Dance on Fire, the authorized story of Jim Morrison and The Doors directed by Ray Manzarek for HBO and Universal Home Entertainment; Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis: Kings of Comedy for Disney Channel.
Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld for NBC; Bob Hope…Laughing with the Presidents, hosted by Tony Danza and Bob Hope for NBC; The Brady Bunch Home Movies and Re-Union special for CBS; 50 Years of Funny Females hosted by John Ritter for ABC; The Three Stooges Greatest Hits starring Woody Harrleson for NBC; The Three Stooges Greatest Moments hosted by Martin Short for ABC; The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special for NBC; Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments for ABC; TV's Greatest Sidekicks hosted by Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams for Lifetime; The Temps and Tops and Marvin Gaye featuring Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson as part of the "Motown on Showtime" series.
He's also produced such varied productions as Malibu Clout a 32 episode digital series for YouTube/Google about the care-free lifestyles of 20 something yr olds in Malibu, California; Double Trouble and Medieval Mischief, featuring teen stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) for BMG; and the award-winning children's music/ creative movement series Kids in Motion for Good Housekeeping Magazine and Nickelodeon.
George has also been program consultant for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; visual consultant for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; Executive Producer of The Young Hollywood Awards live event special featuring Tom Cruise and Cameron Crowe and hosted by Carson Daly.
Music has played a significant role in George's career as shown by his collaborations with music stars including Steve Tyler and Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Robby Krieger, The Doors, Brian Wilson, Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Marie Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Men At Work, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, The Police, The Who, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Go Go's, Billy Squier, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer.
George maintains his interest in academia through frequent lecturing and workshops on television and film production at UCLA and the University of Southern California's School of Cinema (USC).