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Industry Standard 71: Monty Hall11/21/14
MONTY HALL is best known as the host and creator of arguably the most successful game show of our generation—“Let’s Make a Deal,” which launched 50 years ago and is still going strong today with its new host, Wayne Brady. He was a radio star in the...
Industry Standard 70: Greg Fitzsimmons
GREG FITZSIMMONS is a 4-TIME Emmy Award Winner who is the host of “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show” on Sirius-XM’s Howard 101 and twice a week puts out the hugely popular “FitzDog Radio” podcast. A regular on “Letterman,” “Conan,” “Kimmel,” “Leno,” Greg has...
Industry Standard 69: Gene Blythe
GENE BLYTHE was the executive vice president of casting at ABC Entertainment Television Group for over two decades. In his unprecedented tenure, he was known and universally respected for having served under 8 different studio presidents in almost 20...
Industry Standard 68: Susanne Daniels
SUSANNE DANIELS is presently the president of the MTV network. An award winning entertainment executive, Daniels has developed and produced some of the most memorable series on television. She started her career as Lorne Michaels’ assistant at “SNL”...
Industry Standard 67: Gavin Polone
GAVIN POLONE began his career as an assistant at ICM IN 1985. after becoming an agent, he joined Bauer/Benedek which BECAME United Talent Agency, where gavin made partner at age 29. in 1996 he BECAME A MANAGER/PRODUCER WHEN he partnered with Judy...
Industry Standard 66: Carol Leifer
CAROL LEIFER is a four-time Emmy nominee for her writing on such shows as “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” and seven “Academy Awards” telecasts. She has starred in five of her own comedy specials, which...
Industry Standard 65: Tracy Christian
TRACY CHRISTIAN started her agency career at PSA, a bi-coastal boutique talent agency with a focus on classically trained character actors like William H. Macy & Joe Mantegna. At PSA, she began to packaging features for music clients like Busta...
Industry Standard 64: David Kissinger
DAVID KISSINGER is the President of Conaco Productions, (Conan O'Brien’S PRODUCTION COMPANY) and has produced a plethora of shows for them "Andy Barker P.I.," "Outlaw" ON NBC, "Eagleheart" on Adult Swim, "Super Fun Night" for ABC, as well as "the Pete...
Industry Standard 63: Tom Hertz
TOM HERTZ is an Emmy Award winning writer and show runners, and one of the most respected executive producers in the entertainment business. He has worked with some of the most groundbreaking artists of our generation—making his mark with Jon Stewart...
Industry Standard 62: Russell Peters
RUSSELLL PETERS began performing comedy in Toronto in 1989 and is arguably the most popular stand-up comedian in the world… As his monumental reach--throughout several sold out tours--extends to several countries all around the globe, as he has...
Industry Standard 61: Dan Pasternack
DAN PASTERNACK is a veteran TV producer and high level creative executive who recently joined the prestigious independent production company big beach films (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Sunshine Cleaning”) to set up and head a new...
Industry Standard 60: Adam Carolla
ADAM CAROLLA is an extraordinary radio and television host, comedian, actor, 3 time New York Times bestselling author, and the host of "the Adam Carolla Podcast," that holds the title as the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Most Downloaded Podcast.”...
Industry Standard 59: Kent Alterman
KENT ALTERMAN is the president of content development & original programming at Comedy Central and, in his second stint at the network, oversees the development and production of all original content produced by the # 1 brand in comedy, where he is...
Industry Standard 58: Suzanna Makkos
SUZANNA MAKKOS is Executive Vice President, Comedy Programming & Development for the Fox Broadcasting Company. As head of comedy development at FOX, Makkos is responsible for overseeing all of the network’s half-hour current programming and comedy...
Industry Standard 57: Mark Breslin
MARK BRESLIN is the CEO and founder of Yuk Yuk's, with 15 comedy clubs across Canada, making him the most dominant comedy entrepreneur in the country. He is also the founder and artistic director for the Humber College comedy program and a founding...
Industry Standard 56: Nicky Weinstock
NICKY WEINSTOCK cut his teeth writing speeches for the president of Newscorp (Rupert Murdoch), running development for the chairman of FOX (Peter Chernin), and running Judd Apatow’s company while developing “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Pineapple...
Industry Standard 55: Jim Norton
JIM NORTON has emerged as one of the most versatile, unique voices in comedy, and is a 2-time NY Times best selling author, sells out theaters nationwide as a standup comedian, and was a regular contributor on Tonight Show with Jay Leno & guest on The...
Industry Standard 54: Andrew Panay
ANDREW PANAY of Panay Films is a highly accredited producer who was formerly one of three partners at Tapestry Films, a Beverly Hills-based motion picture finance and production company known for producing hit movies. He is responsible for developing...
Industry Standard 53: 1st Year Anniversay Show
1st Anniversary Show (Industry Standard with Barry Katz with special guest Barry Katz) with Jay Mohr…and featuring Bert Kreischer, Brad Williams, Ben Gleib, John Dimaggio, and Neal Brennan.
Industry Standard 52: Phil Rosenthal
PHILIP ROSENTHAL is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer for the one of the greatest sitcoms of all time… “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Born in Queens, New York… Phil started as an actor before shifting his focus to writing and...
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