Directing, Business of Acting
Jim Fagan is the VP of Development for Ish Entertainment, where he produces new non-fiction formats, comedies, and documentaries. He has written, directed, and produced for Comedy Central, PBS, AMC, MTV, ABC, and others. Highlights include producing over 100 episodes of The Opposition with Jordan Klepper and directing the webby-award winner Your Worst Fears Confirmed w/ The Tonight Show’s Natasha Vaynblat. Jim’s short film, Zero Issue, won Toronto Geekfest’s “Best Mockumentary” and NY International Film Festival’s “Best Comedy.” Jim is also an accomplished theater director. Selected credits include assistant director to Lonny Price on Sweeney Todd (starring Emma Thompson), which aired on PBS (Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program), and Audience Participation, winner of Best Production at the Manhattan Rep One-Act Competition. Jim is also a published and nationally produced playwright, a proud member of the WGAeast, and an alumnus of Boston College and the Actors Studio Drama School.