The co-founder of Freestyle Releasing and executive producer on Cabin Fever died on Tuesday (October 14) following a long battle with breast cancer. She was 54.

UK-born Jackson, formerly Rosenberg, was surrounded by family and friends in her last days.

Jackson was in distribution for 20 years and served in senior executive roles at The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Vestron, Goodtimes, BMG/Bertelsmann, Sony and the BBC.

Her last corporate job before launching her own company was heading up BMG Independents in New York.

Jackson moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and founded the sales company Turtles Crossing.

Five years later she co-founded with Mark Borde Freestyle Releasing. Some of Freestyle’s most successful releases include The Illusionist, The Haunting Of Molly Hartley, The Collector and most recently the faith-based hit God’s Not Dead. Nicolas Cage starrer Left Behind is currently in theatres.

In 2010, Jackson and Borde launched VOD aggregator Freestyle Digital Media. Freestyle’s business and release pipeline will not be affected.

Jackson is survived by her husband Ben Morahan.

A private memorial service will be held on October 17 for close friends and family, with a larger memorial service planned to take place next month in Los Angeles.

The family asks that well-wishers send donations in lieu of flowers to: Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara.