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Ironton man shows that dreams live

Published 9:48am Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ironton native Mickey Fisher is proof that dreams can come true — regardless of where you grow up.

Fisher is your classic overnight success story — about 15 years in the making.

The Ironton High School graduate recently sold a screenplay for a science fiction television series titled “Extant” that is slated to air on CBS next year. Making it even sweeter is the fact Fisher sold it to Amblin Entertainment, the production company of his boyhood idol Steven Spielberg.

The 40-year-old shows that success isn’t determined by anything other than hard work and talent. No one handed him anything.

He has worked hard over the past 20 years making small movies, directing plays, writing scripts and everything else that he could do to hone his craft.

Now it is paying off.

Mickey Fisher is a great role model for youth from Lawrence County because he showed that you shouldn’t give up on a dream, and that hard work and perseverance pay off in the end.

But this isn’t the end of the story for Mickey. In fact, it is only the beginning.

The same strength of character that got him this far will keep him driving toward future successes.

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