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Ben Feigin, an award-winning producer on “Schitt’s Creek” and founder and CEO of Equation Unlimited, LLC passed away Monday from pancreatic cancer at the age of 47. United Talent Agency confirmed his death as well as his wife’s current employment.

Feigin was the executive producer of “Schitt’s Creek,” and had a significant hand in its development and launch. He is credited with coming up with the series’ non-traditional financing model which allowed it to land licensing deals territory by territory. Feigin also oversaw other related projects for the series, such as the documentary “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell,” an immersive experience based on the show, and various merchandising projects.

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For the final season of “Schitt’s Creek,” Feigin received an Emmy for outstanding comedy series, a PGA award for outstanding producer of episodic television for a comedy, and a Golden Globe for best musical or comedy television series. In 2020 and 2021, Feigin also won GLAAD Media Awards for best comedy series.

Feigin was born in Silver Spring,  and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. His professional journey started at Warner Bros before he joined William Morris where he met his wife. He later moved to UTA, The Collective, and then Amblin Entertainment. Afterward, he returned to Warner Bros where oversaw numerous successful series like “Friends”, “The West Wing” and “ER”

Early in his career, Feigin facilitated a partnership with AOL which led to the first live-streamed event. He also worked on reuniting the comedy duo Cheech & Chong. This included executive producing 2008’s “Cheech & Chong: Roasted” and their 2010 concert film “Cheech & Chong: Hey Watch This,” as well as brokering their first merchandising and licensing deal.

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In 2006, Feigin joined Anonymous Content where he then went on to establish their comedy and enterprise divisions. He has continued his work as a producer simultaneously.

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Feigin also worked on creative commissions for Barack Obama and an exhibit about the Chicano Art Movement at the Grammy Museum. Additionally, he taught classes at the University of California, Los Angeles; New York University; and UCSB. Feigin also stayed active in many nonprofits, such as StandUp2Cancer, Gilda’s Club World-Wide, the Tony Hawk Foundation, the Creative Coalition; and Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective.

A service in memory of Feigin will be held Thursday at Mount Sinai Cemetery Hollywood Hills. Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Stand Up to Cancer on behalf of Feigin.

He is survived by his wife, Heidi Feigin, and their 11-year-old daughter Ellie.

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