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Jim Fagan

Emmy-winning, MFA trained Director, Award-Winning Producer, Published and produced Writer (WGA).

Making TV and Documentaries, specializing in comedy and non-fiction, as VP of Development for Ish Ent. Professor at Actors Studio Drama School.

3 years as Supervising Producer and director of original digital programming for Comedy Central (Webby Award, "Best Social"). Served as a team leader and intuitive creator and manage the Comedy Central Creators Program, where 5 rising comedians work in-house for a year to gain network exposure and develop their brand and voice. With this program, I have developed, directed, and launched dozens of shows for Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok. Outside of my daily job responsibilities, I continue to work as an independent filmmaker, WGA guild writer, and theater artist.

I have 10+ years of production experience, including building the digital and social media campaign for 128 episodes of The Opposition on Comedy Central, development on the team responsible for the 90 Day Fiance franchise, directing the world's first superhero mockumentary, "Zero Issue," getting my MFA in directing (and using it! I'm a nationally produced published playwright w/ off-Broadway and Broadway credits), and leading integrated marketing campaigns (McDonald's, Frito Lays, Prevacid). I've produced and launched primetime network television pilots and series with PBS, ABC, AMC, SONY, SCIENCE, MTV, and Comedy Central, and I have 6 combined years of nonprofit work with Live From Lincoln Center and Boston's SpeakEasy Stage Company. 

As head of The Opposition's digital team, writing and directing for Jordan Klepper was an absolute joy. Some of those moments made the main broadcast on Comedy Central, but my favorite was the creation of "This Can't Wait," our digital series that allowed Jordan to respond with his take to breaking news the moment it happened. Our takedown of the NRA after the Parkland shooting went viral on Facebook, twitter, and IG, and allowed us to productively add to the conversation at a time that felt so helpless.

Skills/Expertise: Editing (Adobe Premiere, After Effects), Improvisational Comedy (mainstage performer ImprovBoston), collaboration, cameras and lighting, guitars, and diaper changing.

Interests: My life's work is the effective giving and receiving of notes to guide unique talent through the creative process in pursuit of the perfect story.  I also like to play the banjo and watch the NY Giants, Bachelor, and Star Wars.








Special Class


Best Play




Emmy Awards, 2015

Winner, Outstanding Special Class Program

Nominee, Best Actress (Emma Thompson)

Nominee, Outstanding Musical Direction

Assistant Director

Geekfest, Toronto 2021

Winner, Zero Issue best Mockumentary, Best Special Effects

Director/Producer/Story By

LA Webfest 2018

Winner, Stop the Bleeding, Best Comedy


ITV FEST, 2016

Winner, Cooking for One with the Crying Chef


Manhattan Theater Fest 2015

Winner, Audience Participation, Best Play


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