Andy Fickman

Director/Executive Producer: Christmas Again

Andy Fickman is director and executive producer of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Christmas Again,” the magical new holiday comedy for kids and families.

Fickman is an award-winning director and producer who, along with his partners Kevin Murphy and Larry O’Keefe, developed “Heathers the Musical,” which sold out its run in Los Angeles. “Heathers” transferred to New York for a successful run at New World Stages, where it was nominated for multiple Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel Awards. In 2018, the show opened in London at The Other Palace before transferring to the West End for its first run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Fickman is next set to direct the romantic drama “One True Loves,” based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Reid Jenkins. The film stars Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu and Luke Bracey. Prior to that, he directed and executive produced all episodes of “The Crew” for Netflix, starring Kevin James, Freddie Stroma and Sarah Stiles. Previously, he directed and executive produced Kevin James’ Netflix stand-up comedy special “Never Don’t Give Up” and directed Netflix’s “No Good Nick,” starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin. Prior to that, he directed the hit film “Playing with Fire,” starring John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Judy Greer for Paramount. Additionally, Fickman directed and executive produced two seasons of “Kevin Can Wait” for Sony TV and CBS, which was nominated for two People’s Choice Awards.

Fickman also helmed Sony’s box office hit movie “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” The film was nominated for multiple Teen Choice Awards, including Best Comedy. Fickman directed the smash-hit family comedy “Parental Guidance,” starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler for Fox/Walden Media; Paramount’s “She’s The Man,” which won a Teen Choice Award for Best Comedy; and Disney’s hit films “The Game Plan” and “Race to Witch Mountain” — both starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — along with Touchstone’s comedy “You Again,” starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver.

Fickman was a producer on Sony’s hit film “Anaconda” as well as Paramount’s “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.” His other television directing/producing credits include four seasons of the Emmy® Award-winning “Reefer Madness The Musical.” Fickman directed the stage versions of “Reefer Madness,” receiving Ovation and Drama Critics Awards for Best Director. Fickman’s other stage works include the smash hits “Jewtopia” and “Sneaux!” (LA Weekly Awards, Best Director). Fickman was co-founder of the critically acclaimed Fountainhead Theatre Company.