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Antwone Fisher is an American screenwriter, poet, lecturer, best-selling author, and children's rights advocate. He is the writer, co-producer and subject of the Fox Searchlight Pictures classic feature film, ANTWONE FISHER. His autobiographical book "Finding Fish: A Memoir" is a New York Times bestseller.

Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Fisher became a ward of the state and was placed in foster care. He lived two years in a caring foster home but was subsequently removed and suffered twelve years of abuse at the hands of his new foster family. Unable to land another home for him, at age 14, he was relocated to a penal institution for teenaged boys in western Pennsylvania where he remained until he graduated high school at 17. Emancipated from foster care, he found himself in the world alone and homeless, living on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio.

He set on a path of healing when he entered the United States Navy where he served his country for eleven years. He was awarded or earned the following ribbons and medals while serving on active duty: Navy E Ribbon, Two (2) Navy Good Conduct medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three Bronze Stars. A U.S. Navy veteran, Fisher was appointed to the honorary rank of Chief Petty Officer by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy, on October 5, 2009. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. military at the rank of E-5 (SH2), he became a Federal Correctional Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and after three years of service, he took a job with Sony Pictures Studios and worked as a Sony Security Officer for eight months before he began writing the screenplay for his own story.

Fisher has worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter for more than twenty-six years with an impressive fifteen film writing projects, script doctoring or script consultant assignments with the major studios. Among those film projects are, Rush Hour, ATL and the classic feature film, ANTWONE FISHER, directed by and starring Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, which garnered numerous nominations and awards.

In 2005 Fisher was listed among Fade In Magazine’s “100 People in Hollywood you need to know”. On April 23, 2013, Fisher testified before the Senate Finance Committee. The hearing was titled: The Antwone Fisher Story as a Case Study for Child Welfare. His first book, "Finding Fish: a memoir," chronicles his inspiring story became a New York Times and National Bestseller. He has taught in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television as well as the UCLA Extension Writers Program. On May 10, 2003 Antwone Fisher L.H.D. received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters from Cleveland State University.

His collection of poetry, "Who Will Cry for the Little Boy?" creatively reveals the road from his tumultuous childhood to the man he is today. Fisher's third book, "A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie," won the award for best Literary Work- Instructional from the 2011 NAACP awards.

Fisher made his film directing debut with the award-winning short film, My Summer Friend. He produced wrote and directed the 2013 documentary, This Life of Mine, The Leon T. Garr Story. He continues as a prolific writer with his stage project, "ANTWONE FISHER: A PLAY."

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A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life

A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life

Who Will Cry for the Little Boy?: Poems

Who Will Cry for the Little Boy?: Poems

Finding Fish: A Memoir

Finding Fish: A Memoir

Speaking Topics
  • The Antwone Fisher Story

    The world first learned of Antwone Fisher’s story of perseverance, determination, and courage film Antwone Fisher, starring Denzel Washington, and the publication of Finding Fish, his memoir of a childhood spent in foster homes. It also learned that within him beat the heart of an artist -
    • a major factor in his resilience and recovery. In his riveting and inspiring presentation (complete with lots of Q&A), Antwone shares how he learned to rise above his situation, how he found a family he never knew existed, and later how he went on to build a loving family of his own.

  • Foster Care & Adoption

    While there are countless families having a positive impact on the lives of children, Antwone Fisher is very familiar with the challenges of the foster care and adoption system. From of children aging out of the foster care system to the aftermath of abuse, to parenthood and teens, Antwone addresses these issues with sensitivity, honesty and inspiration.

  • How To Tie a Tie: and Other Lessons For Succeeding in Life

    It wasn’t until Antwone was a navy recruit that he realized this smartly dressed man had never taken the time to teach him how to be well-groomed to reflect on the outside the man he was becoming on the inside. "A boy ought to know how to tie a tie," he thought angrily, as he struggled to master the navy’s required half-Windsor knot. Filled with inspiring stories, wisdom, and practical know-how, Antwone’s presentation to young people (both male and female) helps them to develop a sense of purpose and worth, and lay a foundation for success.

  • The Arts

    Throughout his life, Antwone has used the arts as a form of self expression to get him through his toughest times. He found his voice as an artist, and he talks about how all forms of art, from painting and drawing to dance, music, museums and other forms of culture are so vital to the growth of human character and well being.

  • Leadership & Management

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Antwone Fisher?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Antwone Fisher for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Antwone Fisher, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Antwone Fisher or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Antwone Fisher?

    Booking fees for Antwone Fisher, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Antwone Fisher, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Antwone Fisher?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Antwone Fisher for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Antwone Fisher for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Antwone Fisher or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Antwone Fisher or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Antwone Fisher Biography

Antwone Fisher is an American screenwriter, poet, lecturer, best-selling author, and children's rights advocate. He is the writer, co-producer and subject of the Fox Searchlight Pictures classic feature film, ANTWONE FISHER. His autobiographical book "Finding Fish: A Memoir" is a New York Times bestseller.

Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Fisher became a ward of the state and was placed in foster care. He lived two years in a caring foster home but was subsequently removed and suffered twelve years of abuse at the hands of his new foster family. Unable to land another home for him, at age 14, he was relocated to a penal institution for teenaged boys in western Pennsylvania where he remained until he graduated high school at 17. Emancipated from foster care, he found himself in the world alone and homeless, living on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio.

He set on a path of healing when he entered the United States Navy where he served his country for eleven years. He was awarded or earned the following ribbons and medals while serving on active duty: Navy E Ribbon, Two (2) Navy Good Conduct medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three Bronze Stars. A U.S. Navy veteran, Fisher was appointed to the honorary rank of Chief Petty Officer by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy, on October 5, 2009. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. military at the rank of E-5 (SH2), he became a Federal Correctional Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and after three years of service, he took a job with Sony Pictures Studios and worked as a Sony Security Officer for eight months before he began writing the screenplay for his own story.

Fisher has worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter for more than twenty-six years with an impressive fifteen film writing projects, script doctoring or script consultant assignments with the major studios. Among those film projects are, Rush Hour, ATL and the classic feature film, ANTWONE FISHER, directed by and starring Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, which garnered numerous nominations and awards.

In 2005 Fisher was listed among Fade In Magazine’s “100 People in Hollywood you need to know”. On April 23, 2013, Fisher testified before the Senate Finance Committee. The hearing was titled: The Antwone Fisher Story as a Case Study for Child Welfare. His first book, "Finding Fish: a memoir," chronicles his inspiring story became a New York Times and National Bestseller. He has taught in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television as well as the UCLA Extension Writers Program. On May 10, 2003 Antwone Fisher L.H.D. received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters from Cleveland State University.

His collection of poetry, "Who Will Cry for the Little Boy?" creatively reveals the road from his tumultuous childhood to the man he is today. Fisher's third book, "A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie," won the award for best Literary Work- Instructional from the 2011 NAACP awards.

Fisher made his film directing debut with the award-winning short film, My Summer Friend. He produced wrote and directed the 2013 documentary, This Life of Mine, The Leon T. Garr Story. He continues as a prolific writer with his stage project, "ANTWONE FISHER: A PLAY."

Antwone Fisher Videos

  • Antwone Fisher: Perspectives on Adoption & Abandonment
    Born Antwone Quenton Fisher in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Fisher became a ward of the state and was placed in foster care.
  • Motivational Speaker - Antwone Fisher
    Antwone Quenton Fisher was born in prison to a teenaged mother and had to overcome a very tough childhood. However, he now works in Hollywood as a...
  • Denzel Washington and Antwone Fisher at Premiere
    Denzel Washington and Antwone Fisher at Premiere.

Antwone Fisher Books

Antwone Fisher Speaking Topics

  • The Antwone Fisher Story

    The world first learned of Antwone Fisher’s story of perseverance, determination, and courage film Antwone Fisher, starring Denzel Washington, and the publication of Finding Fish, his memoir of a childhood spent in foster homes. It also learned that within him beat the heart of an artist -
    • a major factor in his resilience and recovery. In his riveting and inspiring presentation (complete with lots of Q&A), Antwone shares how he learned to rise above his situation, how he found a family he never knew existed, and later how he went on to build a loving family of his own.

  • Foster Care & Adoption

    While there are countless families having a positive impact on the lives of children, Antwone Fisher is very familiar with the challenges of the foster care and adoption system. From of children aging out of the foster care system to the aftermath of abuse, to parenthood and teens, Antwone addresses these issues with sensitivity, honesty and inspiration.

  • How To Tie a Tie: and Other Lessons For Succeeding in Life

    It wasn’t until Antwone was a navy recruit that he realized this smartly dressed man had never taken the time to teach him how to be well-groomed to reflect on the outside the man he was becoming on the inside. "A boy ought to know how to tie a tie," he thought angrily, as he struggled to master the navy’s required half-Windsor knot. Filled with inspiring stories, wisdom, and practical know-how, Antwone’s presentation to young people (both male and female) helps them to develop a sense of purpose and worth, and lay a foundation for success.

  • The Arts

    Throughout his life, Antwone has used the arts as a form of self expression to get him through his toughest times. He found his voice as an artist, and he talks about how all forms of art, from painting and drawing to dance, music, museums and other forms of culture are so vital to the growth of human character and well being.

  • Leadership & Management

FAQs on booking Antwone Fisher

  • How to book Antwone Fisher?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Antwone Fisher for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Antwone Fisher, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Antwone Fisher or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Antwone Fisher?

    Booking fees for Antwone Fisher, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Antwone Fisher, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Antwone Fisher?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Antwone Fisher for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Antwone Fisher for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Antwone Fisher or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Antwone Fisher or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Antwone Fisher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Antwone Fisher for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Antwone Fisher generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Wes Moore, Hill Harper, Victoria Rowell, Ice-T and Holly Robinson Peete. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Antwone Fisher for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Antwone Fisher Speaker Videos

  • Antwone Fisher: Perspectives on Adoption & Abandonment
    Born Antwone Quenton Fisher in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Fisher became a ward of the state and was placed in foster care.
    Motivational Speaker - Antwone Fisher
    Antwone Quenton Fisher was born in prison to a teenaged mother and had to overcome a very tough childhood. However, he now works in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, author and film producer...
  • Denzel Washington and Antwone Fisher at Premiere
    Denzel Washington and Antwone Fisher at Premiere.

Antwone Fisher Speaking Topics

  • The Antwone Fisher Story

    The world first learned of Antwone Fisher’s story of perseverance, determination, and courage film Antwone Fisher, starring Denzel Washington, and the publication of Finding Fish, his memoir of a childhood spent in foster homes. It also learned that within him beat the heart of an artist -
    • a major factor in his resilience and recovery. In his riveting and inspiring presentation (complete with lots of Q&A), Antwone shares how he learned to rise above his situation, how he found a family he never knew existed, and later how he went on to build a loving family of his own.

  • Foster Care & Adoption

    While there are countless families having a positive impact on the lives of children, Antwone Fisher is very familiar with the challenges of the foster care and adoption system. From of children aging out of the foster care system to the aftermath of abuse, to parenthood and teens, Antwone addresses these issues with sensitivity, honesty and inspiration.

  • How To Tie a Tie: and Other Lessons For Succeeding in Life

    It wasn’t until Antwone was a navy recruit that he realized this smartly dressed man had never taken the time to teach him how to be well-groomed to reflect on the outside the man he was becoming on the inside. "A boy ought to know how to tie a tie," he thought angrily, as he struggled to master the navy’s required half-Windsor knot. Filled with inspiring stories, wisdom, and practical know-how, Antwone’s presentation to young people (both male and female) helps them to develop a sense of purpose and worth, and lay a foundation for success.

  • The Arts

    Throughout his life, Antwone has used the arts as a form of self expression to get him through his toughest times. He found his voice as an artist, and he talks about how all forms of art, from painting and drawing to dance, music, museums and other forms of culture are so vital to the growth of human character and well being.

  • Leadership & Management

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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