Ish Entertainment is a full-service production company developing and producing premium documentary and non-scripted series and films and scripted television. It has delivered projects to a wide variety of networks and platforms, including HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, Starz, Comedy Central, Lifetime, VH1, WE, MTV, Logo, Sundance, Oxygen, Freeform and many more. Multi-Emmy award-winning founder and CEO Michael Hirschorn is the former head of programming at VH1, where he doubled ratings and tripled revenue for the network, while also launching a documentary skein that produced dozens of award-winning projects.
Recent and current projects include the documentary “Gringo,” which premiered at Toronto before airing on Showtime, the series “This Week at the Comedy Cellar” for Comedy Central, the scripted series “Money and Violence” with Lionsgate, an investigative documentary project for HBO on election security, a multipart documentary series on the return of a priceless artifact to Iran with Blumhouse, and a documentary on a dying space architect’s efforts to develop a blueprint to save planet earth.
Hirschorn has been a columnist for The Atlantic and a contributor to multiple publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and New York Magazine, and is a founder of The People Pac, which creates low-cost videos and develops social media distribution strategies for progressive candidates around the country. He is also a founder of GreenlightGo (www.greenlightgo.tv), a new platform designed to provide sharing economy solutions for video producers.