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.

Photos

  • 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, 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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  • 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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  • 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, John Michael Higgins, 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Jackie Hoffman, 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington speaks 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Shannon Purser, 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Kelsey Scott, 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Mindy Sterling, 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, John Turturro, 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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  • Dee Bradley Baker and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Alexis Bledel 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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  • 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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  • Frank Scherma, Madeline Di Nonno, 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo pose with Emmy nominees for a group photo on stage 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Ann Dowd, 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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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Kim Estes, 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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  • Television Academy Governor Tim Gibbons and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington attend the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Sam Haskell, Pamela K. Long and Hudson Hickman pose with Television Academy Governor Tim Gibbons and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington attends the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue pose with Television Academy Governor Tim Gibbons and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Kenny Smith, Laura Gutin Peterson, Emily Halpern and Lindsey Shockley pose with Television Academy Governor Tim Gibbons and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Jane Tranter and Garrett Bash pose with Television Academy Governor Tim Gibbons and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Sally Young and Christy Stratton pose with Television Academy Governor Tim Gibbons and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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