The Second City CEO and co-founder, Alexander Andrew, was recently named among the top a hundred most potent Chicagoans. He has been a very influential producer for film, television, and theatre productions. He joined the Second City, Toronto, in 1974.
During his working days as a television producer, he has successfully produced over one hundred and eighty-five films running for half an hour. For comedy, he produced one hundred and fifty episodes of SCTV, a television comedy. The series SCTV has had thirteen nominations for Emmy Awards and won two Emmy Awards and an ACTRA Award.
Alexander Andrew has worked for several television companies for their television programming. The companies include FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Alexander has also co-produced with some big companies in the entertainment industry for movies and TV series. Imagine films, Disney, United Artists, and MGM television are the cooperation’s he has worked.
Alexander has served as a board director for Pay Television, where he is a founding shareholder. In Columbia Board of Trustees, he has served as a member, an honorary member of Gilda’s Club Board Member, Toronto, and Chicago. In addition to these, he has been a Board Member of Canada’s Walk of Fame and the League of Chicago Theatres. Alexander was the initiator for the reunion of the SCTV casts and started the Second City Alumni Fund, which has managed to get $750,000. The funds collected are for the support of actors and actresses during tough economic times and during payment of hospital bills in illness.
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