Paul Haddad is an accomplished writer, novelist, TV showrunner, and currently AMC Network Executive. He's also who I refer to as an ambassador of Los Angeles. He loves L.A.! You've probably read some of his books (check them out here).
After graduating from USC and wanting to be a documentarian, Paul began traveling the world with the E! show "Wild On." This almost sent him down a path of skimpy bathing suits and models for the rest of his life (what was he thinking?!!) before wanting something more meaningful.
Take a listen and hear how he got into science-based shows and recreations before flipping back and forth from the dark side as a network executive, and why he loves doing both.
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: What began as a humorous analysis of just behind the scenes TV and film production (originally with co-host, director/producer and comedian Ian Gelfand), has now grown into an observation of The Hero’s Journey taken by professionals working in all aspects of Hollywood. The focus is on obstacles, side-hustles, approach, process, optimization and seeking peak performance both on set and off. This podcast is about learning to “Produce Yourself” in many areas of life, by hearing from people who have fought to get where they are in movies and television.
ABOUT THE HOST: Emmy-nominated producer, Terence Michael, has produced over 20 movies and 30 TV shows (Duck Dynasty). He additionally hosts 2 podcasts about the entertainment industry. In his spare time, he invests in real estate, runs a mortgage business, and consults entrepreneurs on how to monetize their passions and be happy in the process. Terence has been developing, producing, and delivering story content, from film to television, over the course of ownership in three separate production companies covering most of the major studios, networks, and agencies in "Hollywood." He has now produced feature films distributed by studios such as Sony, Universal, MGM, Lionsgate, and HBO; and executive produced television shows airing on networks such as NBC, Fox, MTV, VH1, Showtime, Lifetime, TLC, Spike, Esquire, Syfy, Travel Channel, and A&E. Terence enjoys both developing and producing intellectual properties and formats for 100% Terry Cloth as well as show running other existing network or cable shows. Additionally, he has guest lectured and consulted on development, financing, story, packaging, and nuts-and-bolts producing panels for the Cannes Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Independent Film Project West (IFP), Film ITConference, the SXSW Film Festival, AFI, and UCLA Film Extension; has been featured in magazines and publications, such as The Los Angeles Times, MovieMaker, Moving Pictures, Back Stage West, Independent Film and Video, Screenwriters Utopia, Writers Script Network, Venice Magazine, Newsweek, Details, The Christian Science Monitor, FitSmallBusiness.com, MyCorporation.com, Business.com, MagnifyMoney.com, and The PennyHoarder.com. He received an Emmy nomination in 2017 for Travel Channel's "Planet Primetime." Terence Michael has collaborated with many artists and brands in his films and TV shows, including: Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Ben Stiller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Tambor, Tea Leoni, Tom Sizemore, Katherine Heigl, Peter Dinklage, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Jaime Pressly, Mia Kirshner, Michael McKean, Britt Robertson, Oliver Hudson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jonathan Tucker, Nora Dunn, Skeet Ulrich, Cheryl Ladd, Alan King, Elizabeth Reaser, Megan Mullaly, Jennifer Morrison, Erin Bartlett, Jesse Bradford, Adam Goldberg, David Krumholtz, James Tupper, Jill Clayburgh, Eric Szmanda, Eric Mabius, Eric Schaeffer, and lates Alan King, Jill Clayburgh, John Heard Comedians: Adam Carolla, Tom Green, Chris Hardwick, Flula Borg, Ken Marino, Alonzo Bodden Athletes: Football’s Vince Papale, basketball’s Rick Barry, motocross’ James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Todd Potter, and the Metal Mulisha team, skateboarding’s Tony Hawk, Buckey Lasek, Jason Ellis and snowboarding’s Shawn White, triathlete’s Wendy Ingraham and Chris Legh Musicians: Aimee, Mann, The Verve Pipe, Jill Sobule, Blink 182, Amanda Kravat, Foxy Brown, Usher, Vanessa Carlton Hosts/Authors: Amanda De Cadenet, Karla Cavalli, Allen Haff, Paul McKenna, Lisa Williams, Grant Imahara, Leeann Tweeden Brands: RedBull, Degree, Monster, Playboy, Jabbawockeez, The Golden Nugget, Joe’s Crab Shack, Oakley, the Duck Dynasty family
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