Peabody Award – Snipets
Legion of Merit – U.S. Navy
Chairman’s Award - Viacom
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Greater Los Angeles Writers Society – Advisory Board
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Attorney
Stephen Fisch brings an eclectic mix of talents to every project, stemming from over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry, business and legal affairs, intellectual property, new media, and film/television development and production (both domestically and internationally). Achieving the rank of Captain in the United States Navy enhances his leadership and management experience.
Recently launched is a new creative enterprise with V.J. Waks, an award winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy author and writer. The first projects in the development slate include a World War II epic, a period British romantic screwball comedy, a contemporary American screwball comedy, and a Sci-Fi series.
In 2016, Steve produced Casualties of War, a documentary short that premiered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, about children who grew up with a parent on active duty in the military, and how that experience affected their lives as adults today. He also produced For the Greater Good?, a short film based on Sophocles' play “Philoctetes” for the Warrior Chorus Los Angeles and Aquila Theater New York, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In 2013, Steve was a Co-Producer on Angels in the Sky: Birth of the Israel Air Force, a feature-length documentary about the 150 pilots from around the world (both Christians and Jews) who helped Israel in 1948. Expected release is late 2016.
Collectively, he has had responsibility for over 75 feature films, television movies and series, and over 60 audio books. Steve was Vice President Business Affairs at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and MGM Television Entertainment, and a Business and Legal Affairs Executive at Starz Media. He was also Vice President Business and Legal Affairs at Fox Family Worldwide and Fox Family Studios, and a Business Affairs Executive at both Wilshire Court Productions (Viacom) and Dove Books.
Serving for 14 years on the Education Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, he also volunteered as an Associate Producer on the Academy’s Journeys Below the Line series. For more than 15 years he continues to teach college and university professors from around the country during the Foundation’s annual Faculty Seminar. Sitting on the Advisory Board of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, he also moderates the Society's annual Business of Writing seminar, and has been past president of the UCLA Theater/Film/Television Alumni Association
Between graduating UCLA (Magna Cum Laude) and starting Loyola Law School, Steve remained active in film and television production. His projects included: Producer, two-hour television movie Doomsday Chronicles; Segment Producer, ABC series Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and Producer, Peabody Award winning Snipets! educational spots for kids.
Steve is a Vietnam Veteran. He was a Photographers Mate with Combat Camera Group Pacific, then a reserve Public Affairs Officer, retiring as a Navy Captain. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service.