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Interviews

The New York Times’s Bill Carter

October 1, 2006

October 2006 The New York Times reporter Bill Carter has been writing about the television industry for nearly 30 years. In his latest book, Desperate Networks, he provides an inside look at the Darwinian world of American network television, where …

Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s Jonathan Littman

October 1, 2006

October 2006 By Anna Carugati As head of the television division of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Jonathan Littman and his group of producers and writers came up with the idea of taking feature-film production values and special effects and applying them …

David Shore

October 1, 2006

October 2006 By Anna Carugati Last season, the series House on FOX quickly became the fastest-growing prime-time drama in the U.S. It features the irreverent and cantankerous Dr. Gregory House, an infectious-diseases specialist who, together with a team of doctors, …

High School Musical’s Bill Borden

October 1, 2006

October 2006 By Anna Carugati There is hardly a child between the ages of 6 and 14 in the U.S. who hasn’t heard of High School Musical (HSM). And as this Disney Channel original movie airs around the world, it …

SPTI’s Michael Grindon

October 1, 2006

October 2006 By Anna Carugati 2006 has been a good year so far for Sony. The corporation posted its first profit in a long time, thanks to brisk sales of its Bravia LCD TV set, and to the box-office success …

ZDF Enterprises’ Alexander Coridass

October 1, 2006

October 2006 By Anna Carugati Alexander Coridass first joined ZDF in 1985, working in the legal and business- affairs departments. In 1993, he moved to ZDF Enterprises, the newly formed commercial arm of the German public broadcaster. Since then he …

Channel 4’s Kevin Lygo

August 13, 2006

April 2006 By Anna Carugati When viewers in Britain want to watch programming that is different, cutting edge, and often pushes the envelope, chances are they tune in to Channel 4. It was established in 1981 as an advertising-funded, not-for-profit …

Robert C. Cooper

August 13, 2006

August 2006 This month, the SCI FI Channel series Stargate SG-1 celebrates its 200th episode. First launched on the Showtime pay cable network in the U.S., the show is now in its tenth season and has been licensed into more …

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News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch

April 15, 2005

He is greatly admired by many, disliked by others, but considered an exceptional, savvy, risk-taking entrepreneur by all. In building News Corporation into a leading global media company, Rupert Murdoch has often dared to go where others would never have …