Monday, September 23, 2013

Some TV studio bosses are full of baloney

In this week's issue of TV Guide the heads of eight television studios were asked a number of questions, such as "What would you say is your new sleeper hit?" and "Which actor is poised to become a superstar?"   I have no problem with their answers to most questions - even though for those two questions they're just guessing - but the one question I sense some B.S. with their answers is "What would you be doing if you weren't in the entertainment business?"

The most honest answer was from Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and production at Sony Pictures Television. His reply was "Trying to get back in."   Honest and funny.

But the two ridiculous answers were from Kevin Beggs, chairperson of Lionsgate Television Group, and Peter Roth, president and chief content officer of Warner Brothers Television Group. Their response?  "Teaching."

Really? I'm supposed to believe that these guys would give up their six or seven - or maybe eight - figure salaries and work as teachers?  They would actually work at a difficult job such as teaching, for fifty or sixty thousand dollars a year?  If they were not working in the entertainment business? Come on.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since they're really in the bullshit business, so they're trying to make themselves feel honorable by saying they'd be teachers if they weren't in entertainment.  I'd like to see some of them spend even one day as a teacher. Actually they probably wouldn't last two minutes in a classroom, let alone a day.

Come on Beggs and Roth. I could do your jobs better than you, and I've never worked in the entertainment business. At least I'd pick some quality shows to be on TV instead of junk that lasts one episode.

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