Name: Keiren Fisher
Peer Group: Production Executives Peer Group
New or Returning Governor? Returning
Describe your day job: As Senior Vice President of Production for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. & Nick International, my day to day job is to oversee Live Action Production (Scripted/Unscripted/New Media).
I partner with our creative teams in developing/piloting, producing series and delivering the best kids programming to Nickelodeon.
Some of our projects currently in production are Henry Danger, All That (yes it's coming back), Double Dare, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Paw Patrol and of course Spongebob!
I also work closely with all lines of business (i.e. Business Affairs, Talent & Casting Departments, Programming, etc.) Nickelodeon has an amazing team of very talented folks and I'm proud to be working alongside them.
Credits of which you're most proud: Before coming to Nickelodeon (21 years ago), I was a freelance Producer working with many different networks/channels (i.e. NBC, HBO, Showtime & Discovery channel).
There are three shows I've always been super proud of 1) George Carlin's 40 years of Comedy, HBO Special shot at the US Comedy Arts Festival, I was nominated for an Emmy.
2) Concerts of The Americas a Quincy Jones Production for the Clinton Whitehouse 3) Eco-Challenge Australia – a 350 mile adventure race across Australia for Discovery Channel.
Why did you want to be a Television Academy governor? I was approached by Tony Carey to become a board member and am glad he asked me.
As a board member under Tony Carey and Tammy Glover (previous Governors) I learned you could be passive or active in this organization and they showed me the rewards of being active.
Being a Governor has opened my eyes to what the Academy means, the great work the organization accomplishes. From internship, education, archiving, honoring and being a leader in the television business.
The Medium is the Message. Television has such a big important role in our country/world from entertainment to news of the day. I wanted to be a part of this work to preserve Television Entertainment as we know it, it's importance and integrity.
What do you hope to accomplish as a governor? As a governor, I hope to help to introduce the Academy to the next generation, get them to join and take an active part in preserving this organization. To help elevate the Academy's awareness in the overall populace.
Why is the Academy important to the industry? The Television Academy is important to the industry for fostering integrity and its dedication to the advancement of the entertainment industry.