Nelson George is an established author and filmmaker with a passion for telling stories of the black experience in America. George is the author of several ground breaking histories of African American music, including Where Did Our Love Go: the Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, The Death of Rhythm & Blues and Hip Hop America. As a novelist he has written several popular novels with music themes (The Accidental Hunter, The Plot Against Hip Hop, and The Lost Treasures of R&B). He is currently working on the fourth installment of his D. Hunter mystery series.
In television, George was a producer on the Emmy Award winning The Chris Rock Show (HBO), a producer on Hip Hop Honors (VH1), and executive producer of the high rated American Gangster crime series (BET).
Travel has also been one of his major subjects, as he hosted Soul Cities for the VH1 Soul Channel and Black Atlas web series for American Airlines.
As a filmmaker George has co-written the screenplays to Strictly Business and CB4. He directed Queen Latifah to a Golden Globe in the HBO film Life Support, which he also co-wrote. He has directed a number of documentaries including Finding the Funk (VH1), The Announcement (ESPN), and Brooklyn Boheme (Showtime). His theatrical documentary on ballerina Misty Copeland is called A Ballerina's Tale. He is a writer/producer on The Get Down (Netflix), which premiers on August. In 2016, he directed The Real MVP movie (Lifetime). Nelson does most of his work through his production company, Urban Romances.