Matthew J. Olsen
Matthew J. Olsen is currently associate producer on the top-rated daytime drama The Young and the Restless, active in publicity, marketing, production, accounting/finance and the development of new media content. He oversees all Y&R Daytime Emmy submissions, the production of show-related Daytime Emmy telecast content and is extremely fluent in the Daytime Emmy Awards process. He has worked on the Sony Pictures Television production for 12 years, beginning in 1998 as an executive assistant, then promoted in 2001 to production office manager. Prior to joining Y&R, he worked at CBS Television City in the stage operations department, having involvement in every show that was produced in the building, including game shows and talk shows. He also has an extensive background in theater arts, including performing, producing, directing, stage management and lighting design. For the Television Academy he is currently co-chair of the Daytime Awards Committee and serves on the Daytime Programming Peer Group Executive Committee, Activities Committee, Budget Review Committee and Membership Committee. He has also served as a host for the Television Academy Foundation Internship Program. A Southern California native, he presently resides in Los Angeles.
John C. Fisher
John Fisher is supervising producer of The Young and the Restless. Prior to Y&R, Fisher worked on NBC Enterprises’ syndicated The John Walsh Show. He spent 11 years with HBO as a production executive, where he supervised a wide range of programming, including Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Chris Rock Show, Reverb and Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist. His experience encompasses key roles in launching MTV, VH1, MTV Europe and the Comedy Channel, as well as numerous producing and consulting credits for broadcast, cable and syndication. Fisher has served on the Daytime Programming Peer Group Executive Committee and the Daytime Awards Committee. He is involved with community and educational endeavors including Syracuse University’s alumni advisory network and Boston University’s Los Angeles program. He is an avid cyclist, a member of several advocacy groups and a volunteer trail maintainer. A native of Baltimore, Fisher holds an M.S. from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and an undergraduate degree from Towson University.