32 episodes

TV producer and executive, Noah Pollack, brings together the creators of your favorite shows for a deep dive into how they turned their ideas into hits. Whether you're an established producer looking for insight into how best to package and sell your product, a young executive trying to find your way in Hollywood or a superfan looking for insight into your favorite shows, then this podcast is for you!

Exec/Producer With Noah Pollack Noah Pollack

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 42 Ratings

TV producer and executive, Noah Pollack, brings together the creators of your favorite shows for a deep dive into how they turned their ideas into hits. Whether you're an established producer looking for insight into how best to package and sell your product, a young executive trying to find your way in Hollywood or a superfan looking for insight into your favorite shows, then this podcast is for you!

    Resuming Production in the Summer of Covid-19 - Dr. Lisa Dabby

    Resuming Production in the Summer of Covid-19 - Dr. Lisa Dabby

    My dear friend, Dr. Lisa Dabby, took some time off from saving lives in the ER to join the podcast and offer her guidance on how to re-open Hollywood production in as safe a manner as possible. No matter how much we will it to be, Covid-19 isn't going anywhere any time soon. Please enjoy this conversation with Lisa as she provides a great deal of meaningful and actionable advice on the measures industry professionals should consider taking in order to resume production in the summer of Covid-19. Enjoy...while wearing a mask!!!

    • 36 min
    Boardwalk Pictures - Andrew Fried & Dane Lillegard

    Boardwalk Pictures - Andrew Fried & Dane Lillegard

    Andrew Fried founded Boardwalk Pictures with a goal of making premium unscripted programming at a time when the market for that type of content simply did not exist. Shortly thereafter, Dane Lillegard joined the team...and the market for their preferred type of content still did not exist. Throughout it all, they kept their heads down and stayed true to their mission, their hard work begat more hard work until finally, the winds began to blow with heavy force from behind. Today they find themselves at the center of the premium unscripted explosion that defines much of television with trophies on their shelves and series all over the streaming landscape. Theirs is a story of patience, discipline and a standard of excellence that I know you will enjoy!

    • 58 min
    State Of The Industry In The Time COVID-19

    State Of The Industry In The Time COVID-19

    My old friend, Ari Ingel, is the Director of the Creative Community For Peace, an entertainment industry non-profit which aims to promote music and the arts as a bridge for cultural peace.  Ari and the CCFP organized a zoom panel this week for their members about COVID's impact on the entertainment business and asked me to moderate - and I am now sharing a recording of the panel in podcast form. This episode is a bit different from our previous episodes (and please excuse any zoom related glitches) but it remains full of all the information and takeaway that you've grown to expect from EXEC/PRODUCER. Enjoy some realism, optimism and many great streaming recommendations from a fantastic cross section of industry leaders!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Cara Dellaverson & Austin Winsberg

    Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Cara Dellaverson & Austin Winsberg

    Today, we discuss one of the most acclaimed new shows of the current television season, NBC's ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST. Extraordinary is the perfect adjective to describe this series and its multiple Broadway caliber song and dance numbers performed to mega-hit music each episode (to say nothing of its exceptional balance of both comedy and drama.) There is no show on television quite like this one and it was my absolute honor to discuss it's fantastic and personal origin story with series creator, Austin Winsberg, and NBC's EVP of Drama, Cara Dellaverson. The three of us also all went to high school together, so there's that! Enjoy!!!

    • 50 min
    Miz & Mrs. - Mike Mizanin, Maryse Mizanin & Russell Jay Staglik

    Miz & Mrs. - Mike Mizanin, Maryse Mizanin & Russell Jay Staglik

    Our season 4 premiere features MIZ & MRS., a hilarious series which was 20 years in the making! The show itself didn't take 2 decades to develop, but the relationships at its core most certainly did. Driving the show are married WWE Superstars Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin. Mike introduced his wrestling persona in 2001 as a breakout cast member on MTV's THE REAL WORLD and has subsequently willed himself into becoming one of the greatest WWE superstars of his generation. Maryse's story of wrestling fame and success is equally unlikely and their life as one of the first families of wrestling is now a hit entering its second season on USA (dropping tomorrow, Wednesday January 29 at 10/9 Central on USA). Rounding out the conversation is showrunner Russell Jay Staglik, a super talent who has been in Mike's orbit since the very beginning and who has stayed there because of one simple word, TRUST. I am also lucky to have known this crew since the very beginning and am so excited to bring this story to you all. Enjoy this episode and watch M&M starting tomorrow night!!!

    • 50 min
    Path Content Group - Andrew Jameson & Ben Mankiewicz

    Path Content Group - Andrew Jameson & Ben Mankiewicz

    I am thrilled to conclude our third season with the story of Path Content Group and two of its founders, veteran television producer, Andrew Jameson, and Turner Classic Movie host, Ben Mankiewicz. Path Content's model is to create broadcast quality legacy videos for anyone looking to document the story of their life. With Andrew in the producer's chair and Ben is the hosting seat, Path provides a modern day video memoir for those who can afford it.
    In a world where the traditional rules of media have been upended, Andrew, Ben and their partners have created a model where they can ply their expertise without all of the typical constraints. It's a wonderful story of entrepreneurship that I know you will enjoy!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

sepimak ,

Good listening...

Great insight and insider scoop into making TV

Dimki1 ,

The Inside Scoop I've Been Waiting For!

Admittedly, I LOVE reality TV and now I get to hear how my fave shows really came to be! Noah's rapport with his guests is so genuine and you can tell they all hold each other in high regard which is why they feel comfortable telling it like it was! Great idea and episodes!

ryancrowtv ,

Great insight and great quality podcast!

"Exec/Producer with Noah Pollack" provides an interesting look into the inner workings of television and it's done with some real quality and skill. Noah is an excellent host with thought provoking questions for his guests and it's all in all a very enjoyable listening experience. I look forward to more episodes.

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