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Close Up with Joe Livecchi: TLC’s Howard Lee

Close Up with Joe Livecchi: TLC’s Howard Lee

Howard Lee has spent a good portion of his life curiously staring at the world through his own unique prism. “I’m the first to tell you I’m peculiar,” he says. “Because I didn’t grow up in a traditional household, I gravitate toward underdog stories, lives and subcultures that viewers didn’t know existed.” The president andRead more about Close Up with Joe Livecchi: TLC’s Howard Lee[…]

Close Up with Joe Livecchi: NBCU Cable Entertainment’s Heather Olander

Close Up with Joe Livecchi: NBCU Cable Entertainment’s Heather Olander

Joe Livecchi is founder and CEO of the prodco Noble Savages, and a seasoned media professional with over 20 years of experience in content creation, programming and marketing. This is the latest in a series of intimate interviews with what he calls “real life noble savages,” or, in his words, “someone who operates with theRead more about Close Up with Joe Livecchi: NBCU Cable Entertainment’s Heather Olander[…]

Close Up with Joe Livecchi: Discovery’s Nancy Daniels

Close Up with Joe Livecchi: Discovery’s Nancy Daniels

This time, Livecchi profiles Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer, Discovery and factual, for Discovery, Inc..For more profiles, keep an eye on realscreen.com and also check the Noble Savages site. If there ever was a story to be written about how to take control of your own destiny, Nancy Daniels is about as good a subject as one can hopeRead more about Close Up with Joe Livecchi: Discovery’s Nancy Daniels[…]

Close Up with Joe Livecchi: Rob Sharenow, A+E Networks

Close Up with Joe Livecchi: Rob Sharenow, A+E Networks

Rob Sharenow is not a guy who likes to make things easy for himself. In his formative years, he had big ideas about how to share his talents with the world. Camp counselor. Cartoonist. Writer. Professor. TV executive. The first four, at least, required lots of training. And so, he trained. You can’t talk aboutRead more about Close Up with Joe Livecchi: Rob Sharenow, A+E Networks[…]

Close Up With Joe Livecchi: Epix’s Rachel Brill

Close Up With Joe Livecchi: Epix’s Rachel Brill

Rachel Brill is the kind of relentless fighter in life who sometimes leans into a punch. Like some of the boxers in Epix’s new series The Contender, she is strong, stubborn and will swing past the final bell for her passions and beliefs. “I break the rules,” she says. “I like puzzles, solving problems. I wantRead more about Close Up With Joe Livecchi: Epix’s Rachel Brill[…]

CLOSEUP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: ELAINE FRONTAIN BRYANT

CLOSEUP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: ELAINE FRONTAIN BRYANT

The first profile from Livecchi features Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming at A&E Networks. For more profiles, keep an eye on realscreen.com and also check the Noble Savages site.  My friend Elaine is feeling particularly emotional today. She is still riding high from her oldest daughter Bella’s acceptance into a NewRead more about CLOSEUP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: ELAINE FRONTAIN BRYANT[…]

CLOSE UP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: ELI LEHRER

CLOSE UP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: ELI LEHRER

Eli Lehrer is the EVP Programming for History Channel. He oversees the development, creation and execution of scripted and unscripted programming for History. For more profiles, keep an eye on realscreen.com.  Eli Lehrer’s story reads like a master class in life hacking. He looks at new opportunities as an experienced sculptor might handle a freshRead more about CLOSE UP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: ELI LEHRER[…]

CLOSE UP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: JIM ACKERMAN

CLOSE UP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: JIM ACKERMAN

In this installment, Livecchi profiles Jim Ackerman, executive vice president of primetime alternative for CNBC, who is responsible for the NBCUniversal-owned cable net’s primetime strategy, production and development. Jim Ackerman knows a fraud when he sees one. He set his bullshit meter on high a long time ago and it’s been in fifth gear everRead more about CLOSE UP WITH JOE LIVECCHI: JIM ACKERMAN[…]