OUR MISSION

Fezziwig Studios is a full-service entertainment development, production and financing company committed to entertaining families with the highest quality movies and series that will delight, inspire and move everyone to laugh, cry, feel safe and have fun. Whether they are watching shows with each other or apart…Fezziwig Studios is a place that families can trust!

THE BACKSTORY

The name “Fezziwig” comes from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” which is one of Mr. Angel’s all-time favorite stories. Mr. Fezziwig’s character provides contrast with Ebenezer Scrooge’s attitudes towards business ethics. Dickens used Fezziwig to represent a set of communal values and a way of life which was quickly being swept away in the economic turmoil of the early nineteenth century. Fezziwig created a work environment that encompassed faith, fun & family and that’s the environment we strive to create at the office and on the set of each project.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

Dan Angel, a multiple Emmy, Peabody and WGA award-winning writer and producer has been creating and supervising quality film and television production for over twenty-five years. His broad range of experience includes an extensive background in many genres from Science Fiction and Horror to branded family entertainment in all formats. He has been responsible for some of the biggest successes in both family series and long form movies over the past three decades.

Benchwarmers 2
(2019)
In 2019, Mr. Angel completed production on Benchwarmers 2 for Universal 1440 Productions, starring Chris Klein and Jon Lovitz.
Godwinks
Godwinks
(2018-2020)
Mr. Angel had a very successful launch of the new Hallmark movie series, Godwinks, based on the New York Times bestselling books from SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt.

The first Godwinks movie, A Godwink Christmas, starring Kathy Lee Gifford, premiered on The Hallmark Channel as part of their 2018 event Christmas season and had stellar ratings. The second Godwinks film, A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love, premiered on Hallmark on November 15th, 2019 and was also a ratings winner. It was selected by IMDB as one of Hallmark’s best Christmas movies over the past decade. The third Godwinks film, A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love, premiered to record ratings on the Hallmark Channel for Christmas 2020.
Godwinks
Cop and a Half
(2017)
Mr. Angel produced the new family film, Cop and a Half, for Universal 1440 Productions and Imagine. The film starred Lou Diamond Phillips and Lulu Wilson and was released August 2017 on Netflix.
Date My Dad
(2017)
Mr. Angel completed production on the one-hour family dramedy series, Date My Dad, starring Barry Watson and Raquel Welch for UPTV. Date My Dad premiered on June 2, 2017.
V.C. Andrews
The V.C. Andrews Collection
(2016-2020)
Beginning in 2016, Mr. Angel produced several films for Lifetime from the V.C. Andrews best-selling book collection. If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday and My Sweet Audrina were all well received, and that success launched a bigger V.C. Andrews library deal with Lifetime.

The Heaven/Casteel Series stars Jason Priestly, Kelly Rutherford and Daphne Zuniga and premiered to big ratings in summer 2019 as part of Lifetime’s Book To Screen movie event. Based on that success, Lifetime ordered five additional films from The Ruby Saga. Filming has completed on The Ruby Saga and it will premiere on Lifetime in 2021 as a big event movie series.
V.C. Andrews
Karen Kingsbury
Karen Kingsbury Collection
(2016-2017)
From 2016-2017, Mr. Angel produced four Karen Kingsbury films for The Hallmark Channel: The Bridge, The Bridge 2, A Time to Dance and Maggie's Christmas Miracle. All of the titles were ratings winners for the channel and the Bridge films became the highest-rated in The Hallmark Channel’s history.
Karen Kingsbury
R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls
(2016)
In 2016, Mr. Angel produced R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls for Universal’s 1440 Productions. Monsterville premiered on Netflix and earned 7 Emmy nominations and 2 wins.
Spooksville
Spooksville
(2013)
Mr. Angel’s third series for The Hub was Spooksville, another family thriller show based on the best-selling Christopher Pike books. Mr. Angel completed 22 episodes with partners Jane Startz and Billy Brown and won a number of honors, including multiple Emmy nominations for Best Writing in Children’s series and Outstanding Children’s Series.
Spooksville
Dan Vs
Dan Vs.
(2011-2014)
Dan Vs., starring Curtis Armstrong and Dave Foley, launched in January 2011 and ran for 53 episodes. It was also a ratings leader on The Hub and garnered a number of honors and awards, including the Emmy’s coveted nomination for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for 2013 and 2014. Dan Vs. also won Best Animated Series in the Tween/Teen Category at Kidscreen.
Dan Vs
Christmas in Canaan
Christmas in Canaan
(2009 & 2011)
Mr. Angel Executive Produced Christmas in Canaan, starring Billy Ray Cyrus. Christmas in Canaan was Hallmark Channel’s event Christmas movie that year and premiered with record breaking ratings, leading The Hallmark Channel to their highest-rated week in network history. It also received a number of awards and honors. The sequel, Christmas Comes Home to Canaan, aired on the Hallmark Channel on December 17, 2011.
Christmas in Canaan
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
(2009)
Mr. Angel was responsible for the inspirational film Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. He served as the Executive Producer on this event movie for TNT. Gifted Hands was nominated for a number of honors, including a Humanitas Prize, A Critics Choice for Best Picture & 4 Emmy nominations. It won a number of awards, including Best Picture Made for Television at the Image Awards and Best Picture at The Movie Guide Awards. 
The Haunting Hour
The Haunting Hour
(2007 & 2011)
In 2007, Mr. Angel and partner, Billy Brown, wrote and produced the Direct-to-DVD movie, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It. It was a co-production with Universal 1440 Productions and premiered on The Cartoon Network to record ratings, earning him another WGA writing award nomination for Best Writing in Children’s Long form.

In 2011, The Haunting Hour Series launched and was a ratings leader for The Hub during its entire run. It was nominated for 28 Emmys and won 7, including the coveted Outstanding Children’s Series award 3 years in a row. The Haunting Hour also won the Parent’s Choice Award 3 years in a row and received over 50 awards and honors during its four-season run.
The Haunting Hour
Door to Door
(2003)
Door to Door was not only one of the most watched, but also one of the most honored movies of all time, including AFI, Peabody, Emmy and Critics Choice honors. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated Door to Door with more Primetime Emmy nominations than any other program that year (12), and it won six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie. 
Night Visions
Night Visions
(2001)
Mr. Angel created the primetime series, Night Visions, for Warner Bros. and FOX TV Network.
Night Visions
Animorphs
Animorphs
(1998)
Mr. Angel served as Supervising Producer on Animorphs, a television series adaptation of the hit book series for Scholastic Productions and Nickelodeon.
Animorphs
The X-Files
(1997)
Mr. Angel and his partner, Billy Brown, served as Story Editor/Writers on the FOX TV hit, The X-Files. The writing staff of this popular series took home a Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Writing.
Goosebumps
(1995-1998)
From 1995 through 1998, Mr. Angel won recognition when he co-produced, co-wrote and co-story edited the number one hit family series, Goosebumps, for FOX Kids Network, winning the WGA Award for Best Children’s Writing, and a Gemini nomination for Best Children’s Series. It remains one of the most successful family series in television history.
Body Bags
(1993)
In 1993, Mr. Angel was the Creator, Writer & Executive Producer of the Award-winning John Carpenter Presents: Body Bags for Showtime.

The Team

Dan Angel

President/CEO

Dan Angel, a multiple Emmy, Peabody and WGA award-winning writer and producer has been creating and supervising quality film and television production for over twenty-five years. His broad range of experience includes an extensive background in many genres from Science Fiction and Horror to branded family entertainment in all formats. 

Brian Gott

Partner

Brian spent 12 years at Variety, serving as the organization’s Publisher. In his time there, he conceived of and launched that brand’s philanthropic efforts, which in a 4-year span generated more than $6M in charitable contributions, benefitting more than 50 non-profit organizations.

Sarah Lucas

Partner

Sarah Lucas is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, a writer and visual storyteller, and a passionate philanthropist based in Silicon Valley. In her roles as General Partner at Lucas Venture Group and Partner at WRVI Capital, she works with a diverse group of founders and their teams to build transformative companies across a variety of sectors.

Jane Charles

Canadian Partner

Jane Charles has spent over 25 years capturing the human experience as an award-winning film and television producer. Her feature film, SOLD, has won 4 audience awards and 3 jury awards in international film festivals and has generated a global movement to end child trafficking.

Margaret Loesch

Advisor

Veteran television executive, multi-award-winning producer and former founding President and CEO of Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc’s joint venture television network, Hub Network.

Barbara Fisher

Advisor

Barbara Fisher most recently was Senior Vice-President, scripted programming at UP TV, where she oversaw their slate of movies and their first scripted series, Ties That Bind and Date My Dad.

David Rosemont

Advisor

Emmy Award winning Producer, David A. Rosemont, has produced some of the most prestigious films for television.

Kate Lucas

Creative Development

Kate is a passionate global citizen with interests ranging from philanthropy and social justice to literature and entertainment.

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