Hayma Washington

Hayma Washington

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Hayma "Screech" Washington

Hayma "Screech" Washington

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About

Hayma Washington, chairman and chief executive officer of the Television Academy, is one of the most prolific and accomplished executives in the industry.

A seven-time Emmy Award winner, Washington's television and film production career includes live sports, award shows, music, comedy, drama, talk, independent films and short-form digital content.

In addition to serving as a governor for the Producers peer group of the Television Academy, Washington also served two terms as television vice president for the Producers Guild of America where he continues on as a member of their national board of directors.

The depth and breadth of his experience spans more than three decades and began with his founding role in the now iconic and long-time ratings juggernaut MTV Video Music Awards. He was also on the original production team for the ESPYs.

During his tenure as an executive producer of the ground-breaking CBS reality sensation, The Amazing Race, Washington raised the bar for reality television worldwide. He hired and oversaw production crews of roughly 2,000 members per season, spread over three to six continents. For his work, Washington received seven Emmys in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category for this work, as well as numerous PGA nominations and the PGA's Producers Guild Award in 2005. He has also been recognized with four MTV Video Music Awards over the course of his career.

During his 10-year stint with The Walt Disney Studios as vice president of production for Buena Vista Productions, Washington played pivotal roles in producing such classic syndicated programs as Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and Siskel & Ebert. He oversaw remote location shoots for the perennial pop culture series, Bill Nye the Science Guy, as well as production on numerous series including Win Ben Stein's Money (which introduced television audiences to Jimmy Kimmel) and multiple seasons of Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. He engineered the launch of production units for Disney's international divisions that spanned over 40 countries throughout Europe, South America and Asia. Washington's production responsibilities and oversight extended to running local production units around the world for the successful Disney Club franchises, as well as numerous international and domestic specials.

Washington's credits also include producing thousands of hours of scripted and non-scripted television programs and development in all genres, encompassing a dazzling array of projects for every broadcast network and a profusion of top cable nets.

Washington began his career working on videos for such stars as David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson, and the memorable Cyndi Lauper wrestling video for Land of 1000 Dances.

His production company, Screechers Pix, is a winner of the BACS Independent Filmmaker Award.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

7 Nominations 7 Emmys

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program - 2009

  • Winner
  • Hayma "Screech" Washington
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS
  • World Race Productions Inc.

Outstanding Reality-competition Program - 2008

  • Winner
  • Hayma "Screech" Washington
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS
  • World Race Productions Inc.

Outstanding Reality-competition Program - 2007

  • Winner
  • Hayma "Screech" Washington
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS
  • World Race Productions Inc.

Outstanding Reality-competition Program - 2006

  • Winner
  • Hayma "Screech" Washington
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS
  • World Race Productions Inc.

Outstanding Reality-competition Program - 2005

  • Winner
  • Hayma "Screech" Washington
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS
  • World Race Productions Inc.

Outstanding Reality-competition Program - 2004

  • Winner
  • Hayma "Screech" Washington
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS
  • World Race Productions Inc.

Outstanding Reality | Competition Program - 2003

  • Winner
  • Hayma "Screech" Washington
  • The Amazing Race
  • CBS
  • World Race Productions Inc.

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  • Hayma Washington, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, speaks at  the 2018 Engineering Emmy Awards

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  • Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, John Legend, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2018 Producers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Montage on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington speaks at the 2018 Producers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Montage on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Patrick Welborn, and Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre at the 2018 Performers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Christina Pickles and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2018 Performers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Ann Dowd and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2018 Performers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Matteo Lunelli, Hayma Washington and guest at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Hayma Washington on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Hayma Washington on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Thomas Schlamme and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2018 Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2018 Dynamic and Diverse Celebration presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington on the Red Carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Mitch Waldow, and Rich Waldow at the 2018 Music Peer Group Nominee Reception at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy Foundation Executive Director Jodi Delaney, and Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre at the Television Academy's 2018 Choreographers Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center’s Wolf Theatre on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Chloe Arnold, Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and Debbie Allen at the Television Academy's 2018 Choreographers Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center’s Wolf Theatre on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Mitch Waldow, and Television Academy Governors Tammy Glover Park and Tim Gibbons attend the 2018 Executives Peer Group Emmy Celebration at Neuehouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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  • FIDM VP Education and Museum Director Barbara Bundy, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington attend the 2018 Costume Design & Supervision Nominee Reception at the Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing in Los Angeles, California on August 18, 2018.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and PBS SoCal President and CEO Andrew Russell, at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California, Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and Television Academy Chief Financial Officer and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California, Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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  • The Good Wife/The Good Fight/BrainDead creator Michelle King, The West Wing executive producer Thomas Schlamme, Veep executive producer/showrunner David Mandel, Madam Secretary creator/showrunner and Homeland co-executive producer Barbara Hall, event moderator/Designated Survivor actor/former White House staffer Kal Penn, The West Wing actor Bradley Whitford, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington.

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  • Hayma Washington, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, welcomes a star-studded audience to the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and Television Academy Governor Sam Linsky attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Dan Aykroyd, Larry Wilmore, Chevy Chase, Chris Hardwick, Garrett Morris, Lily Tomlin, and Hayma Washington, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Hayma Washington, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, Shonda Rhimes, and Oprah Winfrey attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Garrett Morris, Lily Tomlin, and Hayma Washington, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Clay Newbill, Jim Johnston, Sarah Harper-Johnston and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington attend the 2017 Documentary/Reality Programming Nominee Reception at the Television Academy Wolf Theatre and Saban Media Center on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Sterling K. Brown and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Tituss Burgess, Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Bruce Rosenblum and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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