Vinnie Malhotra joined Showtime earlier this year after having launched CNN Films. Before working at the news network, Vinnie was a member of the ESPN team that developed the highly successful "30 for 30" franchise. Jimmy and him discuss the competition among premium cable players when hunting for the next great documentary... they also talk one of Jimmy's favorite subjects - sports!
Sharon Levy has guided the Spike network through multiple brand incarnations. From the days of MANswers and 1,000 Ways to Die, to today where they find themselves broadening their audience with breakout hits like Lip Sync Battle and Ink Master. Jimmy sits down with Sharon to discuss the road leading to Spike, her plans to make the network a bona fide player in the scripted genre and their mutual crush on Pierce Brosnan... what??
Jimmy sits down with one of his all-time producing heroes, Leslie Greif. A man who has worked with the likes of Kevin Costner, Gene Simmons, Burt Reynolds, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Johnson, Chuck Norris and a host of others. Between unscripted success stories like Gene Simmons Family Jewels and record-breaking hits like Hatfields & McCoys, Leslie has a wealth of knowledge (and fantastic stories) to share.
Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Shark Tank, The Voice... David Eilenberg has worked on some of the biggest shows in the business. Now, he finds himself in a new role as President of ITV Entertainment. Jimmy and him discuss his days at Harvard writing for National Lampoon, running development for Mark Burnett, the pros and cons of being a network executive versus a producer, and their mutual man crush on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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Few producers in the unscripted business have a list of credits as diverse as Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM. He and Jimmy discuss his recent move over to MGM, his unique relationship with Joan Rivers, discovering Chelsea Handler and why he has his wife to thank for the creation of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.
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