Award-winning producer Ben Feigin, who served as an government producer on Schitt’s Creek, died Monday of pancreatic most cancers. He was 47.
Feigin performed a key position within the launch of Schitt’s Creek by crafting its distinctive business mannequin. He sourced non-traditional financing and offered the sequence on a non-exclusive foundation to a number of licensees worldwide. He additionally masterminded the present’s top-grossing worldwide tour with LiveNation, in addition to the Netflix documentary Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell, its pop-up immersive expertise that sold-out in underneath one minute across the globe, and even turned a complete city in upstate-New York right into a everlasting Schitt’s Creek.
He gained a number of awards for his work on the comedy, together with a 2020 Emmy, a 2021 Golden Globe, and a 2021 Producers Guild Award.
Born in Silver Springs, MD, Feigin graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and started his career at Warner Brothers. He then joined (*47*) Morris as an agent trainee within the storied mailroom, the place he met his spouse, Heidi. He later labored at UTA earlier than turning into a Founding Member of The Collective in 2004.
In 2006, Feigin moved to Anonymous Content, the place he based each their comedy and enterprise divisions whereas representing A-list expertise, filmmakers, writers, comedians, authors, and types, along with his work as a producer. He later launched Equation Unlimited LLC, an leisure company, in 2016.
Early in his career, Feigin made historical past as a pioneer behind the primary ever live-streamed occasion that includes an line-up of comedians and musicians. The partnership with AOL was a breakthrough in how stay content material could possibly be consumed on new platforms. Feigin additionally reunited Cheech & Chong after 25 years by slicing a profitable cope with LiveNation for worldwide touring and government producing their theatrically launched, first-ever live performance movie, Cheech & Chong: Hey Watch This.
Feigin led lessons at UCLA, NYU, and UC Santa Barbara and in addition labored intently with non-profits together with StandUp2Cancer, Gilda’s Club World-Wide, The Tony Hawk Foundation, The Creative Coalition, and the Laurene Powell Jobbs’ Emerson Collective. Additionally, he served as a Judge for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Internship Program, in addition to an Official Juror for the International Emmy Awards. He was a member of The Producers Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Feigin is survived his spouse, UTA expertise agent Heidi Feigin, and their 11-year-old daughter Ellie. Services will happen this Thursday at 12:30pm at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills. Donations will be made to Stand Up For Cancer, the Ben Feigin Pancreatic Research Fund.