Director, Andy Fickman

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Posted May 31, 2013 by in

Andy Fickman

Director Andy Fickman has made of some of the best family friendly comedies of the last decade, including last year’s hit (and current pay-per-view smash), Parental Guidance starring Bette Midler and Billy Crystal. He is always a delight to talk to and we are thrilled to be welcoming him to the show this Monday! Co-hosting will be Cindy Sciacca Hooker.

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About Andy:

Film director Andy Fickman arrived in his chosen field by virtue of his career as a musical theater helmer. A native of Midland, TX, who was raised in a Jewish family by a homemaker mother and a geologist father, Fickman found his life’s calling by virtue of his father, who conveyed his inveterate passion for the stage to young Andy. He later attended Texas Tech as a theater major, and thereafter directed a series of immensely popular plays in Southern California; the most successful, Reefer Madness, embodied a musical adaptation of Louis Gasnier’s Z-grade 1936 cult film about the “evils” of pot smoking. The show opened at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles to sellouts and critical raves, secured a prestigious New York opening in late 2000, and won Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and Ovation Awards for its director. Fickman followed it up with The Gift, a more sober stage musical about a reunion of college buddies, and juggled this with a day job as a studio development executive. He moved into direction of features beginning in 2002, with the sex comedy Who’s Your Daddy?, then directed a film adaptation of his Reefer play for the Showtime network in 2004, starring Steven Weber, Neve Campbell, and Alan Cumming. Additional projects included the gender-bending teen comedy She’s the Man (starring Amanda Bynes, in drag), the family-oriented sports comedy The Game Plan (starring the Rock), and the 2009 Disney remake Race to Witch Mountain. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


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Bob Merrick

Bob Merrick is the host of the very successful The Baub Show, weekday mornings from 9 to 11am PST on UBNRadio.com.

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