School of Fish is the brainchild and might behind producer Alexis Fish. Ms. Fish is a seasoned film producer and industry executive with numerous film credits to her name and a well-respected reputation in her field. Having begun her career in New York City in the late 90’s, she had the great privilege of working under two of independent film’s best, Christine Vachon (Killer Films) and Ted Hope (Good Machine.) This forever set the bar for the caliber and artistic integrity of the projects she would work on in her career.
Most recently, Ms. Fish launched the new Condé Nast GLBTQ+ video driven community site, 'them' as Senior Producer building the video team while directing and producing the first 7 tentpole videos garnering over 5 million combined views. Prior to her work with Condé Nast, Ms. Fish was working closely with various clients developing branded content. She developed a series about the STREET foods of Vietnam for celebrity chef Susan Feniger. The creative collaboration and relationship forged with Susan Feniger led to the creation of SF STREET Media where Alexis acts as Director of Business Development for Chef Feniger’s brand. Harnessing her extensive business experience having worked in the film and cable television world, Alexis was responsible for strategically crafting Feniger’s brand creating business partnerships with fortune 500 companies for sponsorship and licensing opportunities. She led multiple teams in the creation of various avenues, including a TV show she created for PBS titled STREET EATS, taking Chef Susan Feniger around the world to the streets of the countries she loves, a retail line of gourmet foods and products, a large scale ad revenue based website, producing food related web video content as well as securing domestic and international partnerships in marketing and advertising for the 2012 release of Feniger’s STREET food book publication by Random House.
Her producing credits range from John Cameron Mitchell’s critically acclaimed success Shortbus, to the HBO documentary, Pretty Things and the Sundance award winning feature, Streets of Legend. Her most recent feature Mississippi Damned premiered at Slamdance and was released theatrically as well acquired by the premium cable network Showtime.
As a development producer, she has been involved in dozens of projects from narrative fiction features, documentaries, web series and commercials. Most recently she has worked with Heather Rae (Frozen River) on the feature film Unicorns and Church a finalist in the Netflix/FIND competition written by Cami Delavigne (Blue Valentine).
In 2007, Ms. Fish joined SAGIndie (the independent arm of the Screen Actors Guild,) as Manager of Development. Having premiered her own films at the world’s top festivals, it was a natural extension for Ms. Fish to continue cultivating relationships with actors, producers, writers, and directors working with SAGIndie. Holding panels and events at festivals and conferences around the worlds, Ms. Fish has informed filmmakers and spoken extensively about producing independent features and the SAG contracts.
Prior to her work with SAGIndie, Ms. Fish was VP of Q Television Network (QTN.) She joined the new cable venture while they were a company of 6 people in Fort Worth, TX with 3 hours of live programming. She grew the channel to become a network with production facilities and studios in Burbank, CA that employed a staff of over 150 people producing hours of programming every day.
As well as Executive Producing and overseeing 10 originally produced shows at QTN and 9 hours of live programming daily, Ms. Fish oversaw all marketing, branding, sales, acquisitions as well as building strategic partnerships with various niche outlet, sponsors and hiring of the entire staff. While at QTN, she brought multiple projects to the network. The talent she was able to attract to the Network only after one year in existence included Sandra Bernhardt (Broadway Actress, Singer, Comedian), Steve Kmetko (E!), political correspondent Cheryl Jacques (former head of HRC) Jenny Shimizu (model) and many others.
Prior to joining QTN, Ms. Fish was in New York City working on the third season of the hit reality television program, The Apprentice learning the workings of reality television out in the field.
When not employed on larger scale projects, Ms. Fish’s company School of Fish looks for projects that inspire and educate. School of Fish has produced mid-budget documentaries, commercials, videos, and web content as well as advising on larger scale feature films. Currently she has several projects in development including both an episodic tv series and feature film with Rain Dove (model, activists and actor.) She is also working on putting together the sequel to the 1994 Sundance favorite, Go Fish.
More recently she worked with the the team behind the Kathleen Hanna documentary The Punk Singer detailing the life of a 90’s feminist musician who is credited with starting the riot girl movement. She produced the Indigo Girls music video No Tears, Getting to Know You a romantic comedy starring Dana Delaney (Desperate Housewives, China Beach), Ian Gomez (Felicity), Megan Cavanaugh (A League of Their Own) and Anne Ramsay (Mad About You) that has won numerous awards while playing the festival circuit and was sold to MTV Networks.
Ms. Fish has been a selected participant in FIND's Producer's Lab, the Producer’s Network at the Cannes Film Festival and the Producer's Conference at the Sundance Institute.
Ms. Fish grew up in Los Angeles, has lived across the US and France and dreams of one day of living a bi-continental life in Italy and India. She holds a BA from Smith College having majored in Political Science.