MEET THE AUTHOR
A former New York City chorus boy, George W. Young switched to the other side of the camera in 1984.
Credits include national and international TV commercials for Fortune 500 companies with directors Bob Giraldi, Joe Pytka, and Steve Steigman.
George moved to California in 1988 and spent 30 years working on feature films including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Junior, Serendipity, and The Internship. He also produced three video games for George Lucas based on the Star Wars canon: Rebel Assault, Jedi Knight, and Force Commander.
George teamed with Google’s Larry Page on several projects, including the launch of Google Chrome and Google+. He collaborated with Steve Jobs at Apple on company advertising campaigns, and the introduction of QuickTime as the standard for computer-based digital video.
In 2017 he turned his attention to writing novels, Kooktown, USA, the story of the early history of San Francisco, The Google Earth Murders, a serial killer reboot, and his non-fiction memoir, Try Not to Annoy the Kangaroo.
His time travel / baseball novel, TIME Blinked, was released in 2021 by Celestial Echo Press. His horror novel DracuLAND dropped on Halloween, 2022. He has short stories published in six anthologies and literary magazines, with a mix of
genres and themes including romance, time-travel, the paranormal, and culture.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR TIME BLINKED
"I quite enjoyed this captivating tale of a young up-and-coming baseball star who suddenly finds himself transported back 45 years to a pivotal role on his hometown team. Whether you’re a casual observer or a die-hard baseball fanatic, you’ll appreciate the vivid descriptions of on-the-field play, as well as locker-room shenanigans and glimpses into the back-office and team management. The author’s historical knowledge of baseball shines through with fictionalized re-tellings of true events, as well as the play-by-play of at-the-moment action."
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's Pumpkin King. Jack is bored with the annual routine of frightening people in the "real world."
When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he is energized.
Jack plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But he soon discovers the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
George served as production coordinator for the feature.
The follow-up series by John Wells of West Wing fame is a pediatric hospital drama starring Dana Delaney, Blythe Danner, Sasha Alexander, Paul Blackthorne, and Julianne Nicholson airing on CBS.
The season follows the doctors and intensive care nurses of San Francisco’s fictitious Presidio Medical Center as they deal with premature births, childhood cancer, and post-natal health issues.
George served as Producer for the show.
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Star Wars Video Game
The second of three games produced for George Lucas, Jedi Knight focuses on Kyle Katarn, a mercenary of the New Republic. He discovers his connection to the Force and "The Valley of the Jedi,” an ancient source of power.
Dark Jedi, Jerec, also on a quest for the valley, murdered Kyle’s father years ago during an earlier search for it.
Kyle Katarn must find the valley before these Knights of the Dark Side of the Force do.
And he must confront his father’s killer.
George served as Producer for the game.