Ethan Meyer -> American TV Producer
A former Governor once described my hometown as being on the “sh*t house side of Maryland.” As the child of two English teachers, I discovered a passion for storytelling and language at an early age. When that passion evolved into a love for visual media as a teenager, I genuinely didn’t know how to pursue it.
I had never been to Los Angeles or New York and didn’t know a soul in “the biz.” I thought that the only way to get into the entertainment industry was by working at the one Blockbuster Video in the county. Which I did. I guess it worked?
Today, I’m a Supervising Producer for Leopard USA on HGTV's House Hunters International, which the Washington Post calls "the most unstoppable juggernaut on TV." In 2021, HHI won the Critics Choice Real TV award for Best Lifestyle: Home/Garden Show, with our 2000 episodes viewed by nearly 2 million Americans before airing around the globe via Discovery.
My experiences have taken me far. From Mexico to Micronesia, Ho Chi Minh to Hungary, Jakarta to Japan, Brazil to Britain, I have friends and contacts across the planet. Not bad for a kid who’s first flight at 9 months old went so poorly that my second flight was over 16 years later.
My professional experiences have also taught me the importance of communication - especially in the time of Covid-19. It’s not just language. It’s being able to navigate cultural differences while finding a balance between what is offered and what the client can accept. It’s being able to clearly and efficiently narrate win-win scenarios that aren’t traditionally apparent. It’s about achieving success with minimal stress, against all odds, and preserving relationships for the future.
While I’ve always been a storyteller, the medium has evolved over the years. As has the budget and the audience! Hopefully that continues. Thanks for stopping by - if you’re reading this, I hope that we get to work together soon.