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"robert greene blatt" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"So often a flashback, right? That really does take us side right in front of my ten year old waiting for fragile rock to come on HBO. Of course, the theme there from a spear takes me back to sopranos and sex in the city when they were kind of back to back. Great cover story of the magazine this week about how AT&_T is dragging HBO streaming strategy out of the dark ages. Let's get into this with a reporter who wrote it Felix Gillette writer at Bloomberg BusinessWeek also Jining joining us as Joel Weber. Our Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor both in our Bloomberg. Interactive brokers studio Felix, let's kick it off with you HBO. We've all this conversation used to be I wanna be HBO anybody who is creating content. That's what kind of their goal was HBO though, kind of lost in a little bit. When it came to streaming. Yeah. I mean, I think all the innovation and creativity that you've seen in the programming has in many ways been lacking in terms of the business development in the technology, and partly is just this. A cultural thing with HBO, you know, they really see themselves as a media company, not as a technology company. And you know, they've been basically for decades this challenge of trying to optimize and maximize HBO and the internet. It's enchanted and frustrated just waves of technology executives who've taken a run at this thing. And now now it's AT and T turn to try. So I think there's a lot that I was just fascinated by this story because it was one that we actually put in motion weeks ago. Yeah. We said there's this big debut coming up season. Finale, maybe verte this show game of thrones is sort of the biggest thing on TV. Yeah. Right. Not on Netflix and that comes out last season next month. And so we really wanted to hit that. And then some other news happens, right, basically, Bessler HBO and HBO. Right. Who had been there for almost thirty? And so one of the things that I think you uncovered while you're doing this story was this tension between Netflix and HBO, and Netflix was looks more like the super to use the game of thrones. Yes language here. And what did you learn about that tension? Well, I mean, what's fascinating about is that, you know, there is this amazing moment in the early days of streaming when that flex was still basically a company that sent out DVD's by mail to people right and the sweet innocent company. Yes. And there is this moment where they just launched their streaming service. The first time in early two thousand seven and there was a team of executives working on technology inside of HBO that we're watching this happen and say, you know, what that would be a great compliment to what HBO does, you know? And if we acquired a Netflix Time Warner would have this immense power between Netflixing HBO and controlling all. All the downstream TV and movie rights. We have this great technology to go with our great programming. Maybe we should buy it. So great idea. So they float the idea up the chain of command and it gets shot down. And they say, you know, what we'd rather spend that money on programming and don't worry about that flex. They're gonna fly almost as sensitive like good idea. But can I show you the trailer for the new season of curb your enthusiasm? And by the way. Let's let's take these IT guys with these great ideas, and like turn the volume down a little right that and also my computers and work in the. Amazing. Right. But the laughs on them now. Yeah. I mean, the thing is that you know. There was this great quote in two thousand thirteen this famous quote when. Net flicks for putting out house of cards, and it was like their first big shot at doing kind of an HBO like drama and Ted's around us told geeky magazine said, you know, our goals to become HBO faster than HBO can become Netflix. And look at that. Yeah. And here we are, you know, five six years later, and you can't look at it without thinking. Wow lake. Netflix has just gone so much further in terms of master in the art of television than HBO has in terms of mastering the science. So here's the other thing. Robert Greene Blat talk to us about him. Yup. And what we should expect from him going forward. So yeah, plop goes out days later AT and T announces they've hired Robert Greene Blad who used to be the head of entertainment Showtime, and then the head of NBC, and it's a great hire. He's got this track record of turning around. He put Showtime on the map really in terms of improving their program. And he did a great job bringing NBC back from like last place to first place. He knows the program inside of it. Right. That's not going to be a problem. And the big thing is like, okay, they did all this great programming. Everyone loves game of thrones veep succession, they have these great shows. The problem is that what AT and T wants to do is. They wanna combine that great program with programming from the other assets. TNT Warner Brothers all of these things they have they wanna put them all together. One place and clever is not the person to do that. I mean, historically all these Time Warner assets worked like completely independent nation states. They did not like working with each other. They were pretty much openly hostile do. Yeah. Then the knee. Yeah..
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on WSJ Minute Briefing
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"robert greene blatt" Discussed on Upgrade
"Happenings shaming media, and especially because it was becoming clear and it's now abundantly clear that apple which is obviously the company we focus on them. Upgrade is getting into themselves. So we thought we would prepare ourselves and prepare the up gradients by talking about what's going on in the washing media. And that is actually all about right and ghost foretold that this one day be it's podcast in the future. We we're making announcements we don't believe that Nelson. But but the ghost. Yeah. It'll what will happen will happen in life in the future. We don't know. But ghost ghost were big with ghosts. Is what I'm saying goes love upstream. Jason kickoff upstream with this HBO news. Yeah. So so Richard player who actually has been on stage at an apple event when they were rolling out HBO now on apple TV I believe he's been the CEO at H B O for a long time. And before that he worked in other jobs at HBO. He is out he has quit at at HBO, and this is part of a larger story. So one guy losing his job is not necessarily a larger story, but their major changes that AT and T is performing at Warner media. So they hired Robert Greene Blatt who was the head of Showtime and NBC he is now in charge of entertainment. He's basically the president of entertainment at at Warner media. And that includes HBO as well as the Turner networks, you know, TBS TNT they have they've also done a reward wear. A different executive is in charge of like, the animation stuff adult swim Cartoon Network and all of that they put the sports stuff under Jeff Zucker who runs CNN. And basically what we're seeing here is that there that the Warner Brothers structure. And the Time Warner structure from back in the day was full of these little fiefdoms. So like there were the Turner people. And there were the the like HBO was its own little thing and planet and eighteen not interested in that like AT and T is like this is not how we want this to be structured when it's their prerogative. And might even be right? I mean, I think. I think it's worth having that like organizations do get in weird structural things where there are reasons because of the people that you've got are because of historical things that don't matter anymore. The new owner comes in and says, this doesn't make any sense. It's their prerogative. They may be right. It will lead to a lot of turnover and layoffs and all sorts of things like that. It may end up making them a much better structured company going forward. But but there's a lot going on there. And then I think we talked about this on TV talk machine, my podcast with Tim Goodman from the Hollywood reporter last Friday. There is this sense that this is the end of HBO as we know it. But we knew we knew you, and I talked about it. We knew this was coming because the head the AT and T guy who was brought in to be in charge of Warner media. He stood up in front of a crowd of HBO employees. And this is John stanky the CEO or media who worked at Southwestern Bell and AT and T for a long time. A phone company guy. He stood up. And basically said we we need you to do more at H B O can't be a boutique anymore. We want you to you know, we want quantity quality over quantity isn't going to do it for us. We want quantity too. And at one point famously. And this is a presentation front of employees of HBO player pointed out that HBO is profitable. And I totally get what he was doing. Which is he's crying to pump up his employees a little bit and said, look our businesses. Good. And so he says that he's immediately undercut by stanky who says essentially not profitable enough wolf, and it was like, okay. Writing's on the wall here AT and T now owns your business. They don't care that. You're a little profitable boutique critically acclaimed television thing because they they think and this is the funny thing is they think that's going to be irrelevant in the future of streaming media. And that something of the size of HBO is not going to be able to make it. And I don't know if they're wrong about that. Right..
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on WSJ Minute Briefing
"Get exclusive insider access to Milan style and design with WSJ magazine and into Garay make private visits to galleries top restaurants and shops late coamo and much more book this once in a lifetime trip at Indy. Gory dot com slash WSJ magazine or call six four six seven eight zero eight three eight three. I'm Jay are Waylon and the newsroom at the Wall Street Journal in New York rescue teams in southeast Alabama are searching for victims after a deadly tornado tore through the area on Sunday, killing at least twenty three people, including children the tornado was part of a larger storm system that also struck parts of Florida Georgia and South Carolina, AT and T has started reorganizing its Warner media unit by combining its numerous networks and entertainment businesses. NBC entertainment, chairman, Robert Greene, Blat has been tapped to be chairman of a newly created unit called Warner Entertainment, which combines HBO and Turner's entertainment operations and Turner's sports division will be overseen by CNN chief Jeff Zucker who now becomes chairman of Warner media news and sports and president of CNN and China and the US are in the final stage of completing a trade deal Beijing's offering to lower tariffs and other restrictions on American farm. Chemical auto and other products in Washington. In considering removing most if not all sanctions levied against Chinese products since last year for more on these and other stories of the day, go to wsJcom or the WSJ app.
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on The Information's 411
"Everybody seem for missions four one one our weekly look at what went down the past couple of days in tech in media a lot by the way, the answer that question this week. My name is Tom Dotan. I work here at the information. Here's what we've got on tap Saturday. First off I'm talking to Jessica to go. She had a big day on Thursday, breaking some big news about David Levy, president of Turner who is leaving the company that news came out around the same time that the CEO of HBO Richard Plummer also told his troops that he was on his way out the door and all this relates to the integration of Warner media into AT and T A lot happening inside that company a lot of turmoil and changes going on. And I break it down with Jessica, then I'm talking to Kevin McLaughlin, who wrote a story earlier this week with a mere fraud about AWS, and how some companies end up getting charged more than they were expecting because of cloud computing, which is a difficult thing to keep a lid on has huge implications for their bottom line. So that's. That's a good story did really well for this week and talking to Kevin more in depth about all of that. All right. Good show. Let's get on over to Jessica. Just a big day in the media world yesterday. Certainly was a lot of fun kind of being a pocket as we reporting it out, but David Levy, president of Turner is out. Richard pleasure. CEO of HBO. Both of these guys are part of Warner media, which is undergoing a huge shift. Finally as the the AT and T Time Warner aquisition gets more approval from regulators. So there's a lot to take in. But great work yesterday. Kind of breaking the David Levy news. And so where do we start here? I mean, what's from a high level. At least what is going on right now meeting. Why do we have to significant executives who've been at the company for decades? Immediately out basically on the same day. This has been you know, these have been in the making for several months the earlier this week the department of Justice lost its appeal to try to block the deal, which was second on this issue. So we're talking about I think over two years that this has been a standstill because just to kind of take a step back when AT and T got approval to close the deal in June. When the J I lost its case to block the deal time AT and T said we're gonna hold Turner back. We're gonna keep it separate for several more months because they knew that the government was probably appeal for all of that time nothing has happened. Right. And so for the past several months, everyone is wondering what's going to happen? When that, you know, if the government loses again what's going to happen, and there's been so much speculation. But you know, I think that AT and T has been pretty clear that they wanted to bring all. These things together. And then earlier this week when the news came out that Robert Greene Blat former NBC entertainment executive was in the mix to come. Everyone started saying what second main reply with Leka meeting for Levi's? So this is when the next day is gonna see all the reorganization that AT planning happen. And I guess to add onto that when they bought Time Warner Time Warner was organized in its own structure one that was people were critical about that. How intelligently all these different divisions were set up and the idea that it was going to continue on in the same exact structure within AT and T seemed unlikely extremely unlikely which is probably also why we had this kind of rush towards executive departure, and what is very likely going to be a broader reorganization inside the company. Right. Exactly. I mean, my my sources tell me that these decisions I think have been something I think that these conversations about their departures have been going on for some. Times. While surprised everyone else. I think that, you know, this is something that John stanky knew was coming, right. This was all part of the plan wrote writes and intentions have been present fairly early on almost publicly or at least it's played out some publicly between Richard player of HBO, and John stinky, there was that meeting that happen kind of an internal company wide meeting that happened last year where it seemed like the two were at odds over the future HBO and how much program it would create how much money would make all these kind of kind of basic things. Yeah. I mean, look player is used to rebel Tommy. And that was clearly going away and the whole structure and culture of the company is changing. So it's not a huge surprise that his life. Yeah. So let's talk about maybe what this could mean for the future of HBO because this is a very beloved brand in the TV world in the media world kind of invented this category of truly pre. Liam television programming and some of the best shows in the past twenty years have been done by HBO. And also as people have been wrangling over Time Warner, you know, back when FOX was may begin a buy it. And now with Warner media, it seemed like HBO was at the center of
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Garage door, El Chapo could easily run any major American Corporation is someone on the board decided that they didn't like what he did. He just kill. He actually put together an organization that had never been seen before anywhere in the world. Drug cartel handle mornings from six to ten KFI. KFI AM six forty Conway film. Some Hollywood news. Historic just came out. Pretty big. On this come out seven thirty. So in our ago, and it's pretty big news to longtime executives of the entertainment empire that AT and T bought for more than eighty billion dollars stepping down as the telecommunications giant. It's ready to put its stamp on Warner media days after the last antitrust Erdal to the deal was cleared. So Richard plumper PL EP L, E, R pleasure. Seventy pronounced that clip ler. P L E P L E R, Richard Platt ler chairman and chief executive HBO said he was resigning in a memo to staff Thursday afternoon. That's today. David Levy or Levy. President of Turner, the parent company of cable channels CNN TNT TBS, the Cartoon Network is also stepping down perhaps as early as tomorrow. So it's hard to think about here's a quote. Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love and the people I love in it. It is the right time for me to do. So according to memo that mR plumber wrote. Is that how you pronounce that name, by the way bender P L E P L E R? Yep. The resignation of Mr.. Who has led HBO since two thousand thirteen played a prominent role in many successful shows, including game of thrones veep, and it comes as AT and T is overhauling their operations of Warner Brothers HBO and Turner under previous owner Time Warner and its then chief executive Jeff Bucs. These units and operated. Autonomously now. John stink S T A N K E Y, stand key. Right. The executive AT and T put in charge of the stand key is his name. This story has the hardest name. I know these guys have all gotta go is Smith and Johnson Conway bellio bender. John stanky stay you got teased in third grade. Oh, you know, he did. Oh, yeah. The executive AT and T put in charge as the chief executive Warner media said Thursday that Mr. blurs vision and energy and passion have helped to elevate HBO's brand to what has become today. AT and T is an advanced talks with veteran television producer, Robert Greene Blat to take a senior role at Warner media outlets. My old buddy Robert Greene Blat school at that, dude. And we hang out all the time. We go to arts Delhi once a month. I didn't know that. He didn't even mention it. But Robert Greene Blat. Is going to take a senior role at Warner media as Time Warner was rebranded. And that could include oversight of a new unit that would combine HBO and Turner entertainment networks and coming streaming service like net flicks. So now we're going to have to pay for that as well. It's not gonna just come with your cable again have to pay for it. The shakeup is a gamble for AT and T which is seen as bottom line benefit over the past six months from hit shows and movies developed by Time Warner executives in an interview last year with the journal chief executive Randall Stephenson said AT and T would treat Warner media differently than past acquisition acquisition targets because of the creative imagination needed for the media business to succeed. So a couple of big guys are out at HBO Time Warner or Warner and a couple. Dudes are coming in to keep an eye on that. Right. Dig dig Jong with those executives Jong with them. All right. Very good. We got through it. Yeah. This is interesting. Three d scanning technology Santa Ana police are surveying crime scenes with three D scanning technology. What does this mean? You're looking at the future. What Santa Ana police and other law enforcement, call game changer for surveying crime and crash scenes? Oh, man. This is gonna be big. I'll tell you about we come back. It's Conway shell. We're.
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"On Twitter. And by the way, she is seven years old the singer described as tiny bit mighty won a contest that allowed her to sing the star spangled banner doubtful. It will be the last time the entertainment executive who put NBC back on top is quitting. During his eight years at the network, Robert Greene Blat brought along hit shows like this is us and the voice, he also championed. The idea of airing live musicals in prime time to executives who worked under green bland being promoted less co chairs of NBC entertainment, and if you had Jimmy G as your quarterback and fantasy football at it's time to go shopping. The San Francisco forty Niners announced Jimmy Garoppolo will need surgery on his left knee is out for the year and MRI confirmed. Garoppolo tore his ACL and yesterday's game with Kansas City the forty Niners. Hope Jimmy G will be ready to go next season. Five twenty four. The news continues for the Sam pack family of dealerships and David Johnson checks your money. All the sudden, it seems like Wall Street is worrying about a bunch of things that they didn't use to worry about maybe how we'd gone up just as we had raised concern, at least nationally about a trade war. Well, now are reacting to a trade war, and we are reacting negatively in crude prices member they had used to go up to seventy then turn around and go right back down. They're not doing that anymore. Crude closed at seventy dollars twenty seven cents dollar forty nine. Brent crude was over eighty for the first time in four years. The Dow industrial average reflected all this uncertainty dropped one hundred eighty one point the transportation average reflected the fact that all of its components. Gotta have higher bills for hydrocarbons in transportation. Average was Dan one sixty two has to be fell ten, but the NASDAQ was the beneficiary up six points as Amazon gay nineteen Netflix gained eight and a half and Google gains seven dollars a share the Dow was down one eighty one David Johnson NewsRadio today to KRLD want to tell you about in traffic and weather up next..
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Buddies Bradley gammy and the engineer whose name I always forget Thank you. For, the engineering guy Greg sedan it's unreal what happened to him yeah Frank sedan engineer Glenn what happened what what what about the sedan Craig's z. a. d. a. n. he's a producer beyond the number of TV show on the Oscars and TD projects musical Broadway musicals. And he died at age sixty nine. Due, to complications. Related to shoulder replacement surgery I. Thought, that was a. No brainer yeah me too that's that's why I'm so concerned yeah it was it here's the the news here, it is with profound sadness that announcing the passing of. My dear friend and, colleague Craig's Dan who died of complications during shoulder, replacement surgery according to NBC chairman Robert Greene. Blat on behalf of his life partner Ellwood Hopkins and his producing partner Neil Merrin. We are stunned that the man, behind, so. Many incredible film theater and television? Productions And several of them I several joyous musicals was taken away so suddenly Man that's I mean that is sudden you're. Using. His late sixties he goes in for shoulder replacement now he's. Dead yeah Yeah exactly yeah it's reminiscent of? Joan rivers right you go in from what would otherwise be routine, procedure more described as such and who am I God and. That's these young to sixty eight. Sixty nine years. Old Guys. That's. That's very very that's tough, that's? Something went terribly wrong tell you Tim this is why just don't let the hearing share and wait till? Your show starts and come into the station do your show What. I do yeah In? The, right. Plan. Then yeah exactly right and that. Was soldier shoulder surgery I used to be a real. Athlete Tennis player and hoops and all that stuff and. You know what the dream is dead, for me, I get it I'm just supposed to sit there until I die I a lot of? My, friends are you know they play basketball or they play tennis every Saturday or Sunday and every one of them well we say. Except for maybe one or two and has has? Had, major surgery on the achilles or their knee or their lib. What is it the ACL. Or something has popped no it's I used, to play tennis and, still I am sad I, don't play any more it was my greatest funds on tennis court but after the game, truly after every tennis match I have an ice pack on one is back on the ice pack. On. My neck and I on my shoulder and I wore a? Back, brace because I've. Had disc replacement surgery already. Yeah, so you're. Just. Stitched together anyway out there and just? Anymore, yeah. It's. Just afterward it's just it's very. Tough oh my God yeah poor Craig Sedan who I didn't know. But here he is. Going in for shoulder surgery. Which is the kind of thing that you, would say oh yeah I'm just going for. Shoulder replacement not a big deal and and then you. You know you. Bake plans to go out to dinner that night. Or the next day whatever and then, you don't, pass away from stuff like that that is really crazy oh my God all right let's? Get, into our Kobe Bryant might be coming back to play for the Los Angeles Lakers what a true story or is that this. Bs here Kobe making a comeback that was a? Rumor, but Kobe shot it down and even the rumor did not. Have joining the Brian and. The Lakers the ferry was Kobe could play, in the big three, that's the league of retired, in BA stars playing half court three on three this got started with ex NBA players, Stephen Jackson was asked if Kobe could handle the new league Jackson basically said are you crazy of. Course. The league co-founder announced Kobe would play next season just one? Small, problem Kobe says. It's not happening you have. Enough, excitement with. LeBron. James anyway I? Don't know, I didn't even, know that that leagues existed they're. Not doing good job. With publicity it's ice cubes. League ice cube is cube is behind them Oh my God and and have you is it like a real league. Well it's not one of the major? Sports but they have some pub yeah really guys playing? Three on three. And you and you go and look at. That he's sitting there where what are. You what are. They have it like at a rec center No I think they? Set it up like outside like let's LA live okay Staples No one's. Going, oh my. God. Yeah I, mean it's, again imagine what Bill. Bill what did you say when you heard about the rumor that Kobe joined the big. Three, oh my. God. Yeah oh my. God he's. Back he's gonna play I Gonna. Fight Oh, my God You saw that league that they're building and they're going to they're working for a TV deal for the. Cornhole. World championships wow I don't know if I. Am, not kidding no that game where you throw the bag. Into, the, whole. Oh yeah. Right. All cornhole okay? Is. That right yeah and here's how it works their teams and I guess, they play competitively and that's why usually you played a birthday party or. In someone's backyard, oh my God but now they've just televised it on ESPN and they're trying to make an overall TV deal with ESPN to set up a league and lead to the. Cornhole world championship and. That's, what's called yeah that's a. Call it cornhole so are you a? Fan of. Cornel I'm not I love. To play it I like to toss the. Toss, the bag yeah but. I'm not a I'm not a fan. Of watching it I see why. They, called that oh? I understand why because it has done with corn on the old day. They had corn They'd throw it and try and get in to. The whole yeah You go. Dodgers stadium MU might have a tunnel on Dodger Stadium like this it sounds like it. And getting here faster is something, dodger fans are not complaining. About we did speak to some skeptics but most fans are thrilled they. 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Craig Zadan, Producer of NBC's Live Musicals, Dead at 69
"Guy Greg sedan it's unreal what happened to him yeah Frank sedan engineer Glenn what happened what what what about the sedan Craig's z. a. d. a. n. he's a producer beyond the number of TV show on the Oscars and TD projects musical Broadway musicals. And he died at age sixty nine. Due, to complications. Related to shoulder replacement surgery I. Thought, that was a. No brainer yeah me too that's that's why I'm so concerned yeah it was it here's the the news here, it is with profound sadness that announcing the passing of. My dear friend and, colleague Craig's Dan who died of complications during shoulder, replacement surgery according to NBC chairman Robert Greene. Blat on behalf of his life partner Ellwood Hopkins and his producing partner Neil Merrin. We are stunned that the man, behind, so. Many incredible film theater and television? Productions And several of them I several joyous musicals was taken away so suddenly Man that's I mean that is sudden you're. Using. His late sixties he goes in for shoulder replacement now he's. Dead yeah Yeah exactly yeah it's reminiscent of? Joan rivers right you go in from what would otherwise be routine, procedure more described as such and who am I God and. That's these young
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"Fox this happens all the time so a lot of these famous shows like it'll be a fox studios owned show and that might they might sell it you know netflix you know or whatever this was an nbc owned property because of andy sandberg's really simple lorne michaels and everything's nbc production yeah and they sold it to fox instead of airing it was bizarre so so so after the backlash of the cancellation i mean i don't know maybe it says about who i fall on twitter but my twitter feed was nothing about brooklyn i mean nothing except brooklyn nine yeah just rain oh yeah there's this huge backlash on the internet and nbc entertainment chairman robert greene blat said the variety that the series which co created by michael shore the mastermind behind nbc hits like parks and rec and the good place with sold fox years ago he said that this was a decision that the network thinks was a mistake he said ever since we sold the show to fox regretted letting it get away and it's high time it came back to its rightful home thrilled that one of the smartest funniest and best cast counties in a long time will take its place in our comedy lineup yeah the thirteen episode sixth season will kick off in the fall on nbc is such a good show i'm so glad that that is staying on the air yeah so funny i the other thing is like i was surprised at first because it's a michael sure shell you know and and you know he's done you know cousin mos on the office in creator others other great nbc show so well the other thing too i think thirteen.
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on All of the Above with Norman Lear
"In wisconsin which was a great school to go to and i couldn't figure out how do i get into hollywood it'd be i knew nobody and i just packed up a car and drove here and had one friend rigid spend you first night i had a friend who i was planning to room become roommates with another kid from rockford illinois who in highschool designed our sets for theatre and now he's a huge art director and i'm gonna tell you something he was the art director of guests who died is that right he was dan was for crying amazing and he's done big movies like life apply and tons of movies and for our listeners that's norman's normal for nbc called yes guess who died we haven't talked about that we did this pilot for c but you know this is what's interesting about robert greene blat for most of this compensation i didn't think about that at all i just forgotten them just lost in understanding how how the guy with that resume came about to be the guy with that recipe is just utterly fascinating i hope that's what makes this podcast work to the point of you mentioned like shows like dexter in passing i mean 'cause we got to showtime and showtime now the poor relation date hbo but you guys came up with weeds first of all weeds marylouise parker and the thing about we oh mary louise parker i did a show with her to marylouise parker.
"robert greene blatt" Discussed on All of the Above with Norman Lear
"Yeah i think that's good a good point we all want to know everything we can no upfront like where's it going and how does this season end i think you do have to leave it open to you know things just happening spontaneously or a conversation among writers spurs you into a whole new direction and now that shows are serialized you can really take them in so many different directions to ask please or take a look at the paper some other titles as male god six feet on a show that yes gonna show so we went was that his show no six feet under with for hbo that was green but general are we talking about way let's be reminded we're talking to robert greene blatt who runs nbc universal at cetera and has for some years been doing all of this jake and he he has been involved with shows and events attained you if you're in your thirties all of your life if you're in forties a lot of you if you're in your fifty sixty seventy s some considerable but some of your life and if you're in do teens and twenties this shows you're watching now right so you but you went from fox to then become an gentle aria yes i decided after doing the network job for seven years that it would be i'm a producer at heart and i i i'm gonna i'm gonna try that and i had a producing partner named david gentle are as good dear friend of mine and one of the first deals we made was with a young writer who we knew socially that people didn't really know about and his name is alan ball oh well and allen we made a deal with alan he'd been a writer on a sitcom.