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June 6, 2012 | By Meg James
NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt, continuing to build his management team, has brought in another former Showtime executive to run the network's digital media group. Robert Hayes has joined NBC as executive vice president for digital media. He will be responsible for several initiatives and properties, including NBC.com, social media campaigns, mobile applications, digital marketing and multi-platform programming. As part of the move, the digital unit now will be part of Greenblatt's operation rather than part of the portfolio of Ted Harbert, chairman of NBC Broadcasting.
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June 6, 2012 | By Meg James
NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt, continuing to build his management team, has brought in another former Showtime executive to run the network's digital media group. Robert Hayes has joined NBC as executive vice president for digital media. He will be responsible for several initiatives and properties, including NBC.com, social media campaigns, mobile applications, digital marketing and multi-platform programming. As part of the move, the digital unit now will be part of Greenblatt's operation rather than part of the portfolio of Ted Harbert, chairman of NBC Broadcasting.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2004 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
CBS figured it had done everything possible last year to distance itself from a politicized TV historical drama about Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Its chairman, Leslie Moonves, condemned the bias and timing of the project and sent it off to its pay-cable sibling network, Showtime. But on Thursday, "The Reagans," far from being forgotten, raked in seven Emmy nominations -- for Showtime. Michael Paranzino -- a key opponent of the film who launched a website (www.boycottcbs.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Television networks alter their scripts when fortunes begin to crumble. But Showtime is calling for a rewrite when it's already on a winning streak. At a time when it could be savoring its success ? a string of acclaimed hits, millions of new subscribers and profit that has risen more than 20% in the last year ? Showtime instead is plotting a potentially risky new tack. The network has a new entertainment chief who wants to tweak Showtime's distinctive brand: programs built around deeply conflicted and morally challenged characters such as the serial killer Dexter, the pill-addicted Nurse Jackie and the drug-dealing mom in "Weeds.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Television networks alter their scripts when fortunes begin to crumble. But Showtime is calling for a rewrite when it's already on a winning streak. At a time when it could be savoring its success ? a string of acclaimed hits, millions of new subscribers and profit that has risen more than 20% in the last year ? Showtime instead is plotting a potentially risky new tack. The network has a new entertainment chief who wants to tweak Showtime's distinctive brand: programs built around deeply conflicted and morally challenged characters such as the serial killer Dexter, the pill-addicted Nurse Jackie and the drug-dealing mom in "Weeds.
NEWS
May 30, 2007 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
BOB GREENBLATT, the president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, has his eyes on the prizes. The shiny Emmy statuettes are a sure way to stand out in a crowded and ever-expanding entertainment universe. On the strength of such original offbeat and eclectic programming as "Weeds," "Huff" and "Sleeper Cell," Greenblatt has shepherded the premium cable channel to 36 Emmy nominations over the last two years -- the highest in the network's three-decade history.
NEWS
September 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Robert B. Greenblatt, a retired professor at the Medical College of Georgia and an internationally known endocrinologist who did pioneering work in oral contraception, died Sunday at his residence here. He was 80. Greenblatt, who came to the college 52 years ago as a research fellow, had received international recognition for pioneering work in the sequential oral contraceptive pill and the oral fertility pill.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
No one would have blamed Robert Greenblatt if he had fallen asleep. Exhausted from travel, he was fighting a cold.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Comcast Corp.'s Steve Burke is putting the finishing touches on his management team to take over NBC Universal and has tapped two veteran programmers ? Robert Greenblatt and Ted Harbert ? to lead the troubled NBC broadcast network. Greenblatt, 50, the recently departed head of programming at Showtime, is credited with turning around the perennial also-ran by using a gallery of morally twisted characters in shows such as "Weeds" and "Dexter. " He left the premium channel in July when his contract ended.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2004 | From PR Newswire
"Reefer Madness!" -- the L.A. hit stage musical based loosely on the cult propaganda film of the 1930s -- has been greenlighted by Showtime Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt to be made into a film. Production is scheduled to begin in April; no airdate has yet been set. The musical, which earned strong critical acclaim for its off-Broadway run in 2001, played in Los Angeles in 1999-2000.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Comcast Corp.'s Steve Burke is putting the finishing touches on his management team to take over NBC Universal and has tapped two veteran programmers ? Robert Greenblatt and Ted Harbert ? to lead the troubled NBC broadcast network. Greenblatt, 50, the recently departed head of programming at Showtime, is credited with turning around the perennial also-ran by using a gallery of morally twisted characters in shows such as "Weeds" and "Dexter. " He left the premium channel in July when his contract ended.
NEWS
May 30, 2007 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
BOB GREENBLATT, the president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, has his eyes on the prizes. The shiny Emmy statuettes are a sure way to stand out in a crowded and ever-expanding entertainment universe. On the strength of such original offbeat and eclectic programming as "Weeds," "Huff" and "Sleeper Cell," Greenblatt has shepherded the premium cable channel to 36 Emmy nominations over the last two years -- the highest in the network's three-decade history.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
No one would have blamed Robert Greenblatt if he had fallen asleep. Exhausted from travel, he was fighting a cold.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2004 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
CBS figured it had done everything possible last year to distance itself from a politicized TV historical drama about Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Its chairman, Leslie Moonves, condemned the bias and timing of the project and sent it off to its pay-cable sibling network, Showtime. But on Thursday, "The Reagans," far from being forgotten, raked in seven Emmy nominations -- for Showtime. Michael Paranzino -- a key opponent of the film who launched a website (www.boycottcbs.
NEWS
September 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Robert B. Greenblatt, a retired professor at the Medical College of Georgia and an internationally known endocrinologist who did pioneering work in oral contraception, died Sunday at his residence here. He was 80. Greenblatt, who came to the college 52 years ago as a research fellow, had received international recognition for pioneering work in the sequential oral contraceptive pill and the oral fertility pill.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2004 | Greg Braxton
The ongoing child molestation scandal involving Roman Catholic priests will be the subject of an original movie on Showtime. Executives at the pay cable network said Thursday that they are developing "Our Fathers," based on Newsweek editor David France's examination of the Catholic Church's pedophilia scandal and cover-up. The announcement of the project comes on the verge of the release of a survey by the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
"The Voice" will be around for a while. NBC has ordered a fourth and fifth cycle of the reality-competition series for spring and fall 2013. "The Voice," currently in its third season, is generating strong ratings and has become one of NBC's biggest hits. "This pickup will assure the many dedicated 'Voice' fans that this innovative show will continue to bring some of the most talented new voices to the world's attention through all of next year," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.
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