I photographed TV producers last week for the new Variety Weekly.

According to the Huffington Post, "Hollywood trade magazine Variety launches a new era on Tuesday with the publication of its first weekly glossy magazine focused on in-depth, analytical stories aimed squarely at entertainment industry professionals.

A week after 80 years of daily publication ceased following a change in ownership, the new editors at Variety say the magazine will shine a "laser focus" on the business needs of Hollywood rather than moving toward the more celebrity-filled content seen on other entertainment outlets."

It is kind of exciting I got to shoot for the very first Variety Weekly... it is somewhat historical. 

Basically I took straight portraits of the TV producers capturing glimpses of their personality while talking TV.  It was intriguing to hear them talk about their current favorite TV shows and what makes a good television show:

Chuck Lorre Executive Producer and Creator of The Big Bang Theory, Two and Half Men, and Mike and Molly)

David Goldberg (Chairmen and CEO of Endemol North America)
Thomas Beers (producer of Deadliest Catch and CEO of FreeMantleMedia North America)

 Susan Daniels (President of Programming 
for MTV)
Malik Ducard (YouTube)
 Jay Sures (UTA Managing Director)

 James Duff (Executive Producer of Major Crimes)

 Loretha Jones (President of Programming, BET Networks)
 Kurt Sutter (Creator/Producer of Sons of Anarachy)
 Michael Wright (President of Programming of TNT, TBS, and TCM)
 Graham Yost (Executive Producer of Justified and The Americans)
Beth Roberts (Chief Operating Officer, Universal Cable Productions, and executive VP, business affairs, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios, NBCUniversal)
 Emiliano Saccone (President of MundoFox)
 Greg Yaitanes (Executive Producer, Banshee)
 Janet Tamaro (Executive Producer of Rizzoli and Isles)
 Kevin Murphy (Executive Producer of Defiance)
 Harris Whitbeck (CEO of Zodiac Latino)
Marc Juris (EVP and COO of truTV